10 of the oldest wines held in the UK Government wine cellar

31st May, 2017 by Lauren Eads

6. 1961 Bouchard Père et Fils Grand Cru Le Corton, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy

Average selling price: Approx £300

“Needs v careful preparation and early decanting.” (1981)

“Drink up as suitable opportunities occur.” (1988)

“Served again in 1990 and recorded as having great charm and staying power. However confirmed it should be used as opportunity offers. Described on various occasions by French delegations as a national treasure. No hurry to drunk, though will not improve.” (1996)

“Still a national treasure! No hurry.” (2000)

“Use with extreme caution for Heads of State – fabulous wine!” (2007)

2 Responses to “10 of the oldest wines held in the UK Government wine cellar”

  1. herb stabb says:

    Wow ee
    Would love walk thru this history and look
    & a possible taste of an opened bottle

  2. herb stabb says:

    Wow
    A bit of history … makes one look for a chance
    To read more about these wines.
    ? Do you have an open bottle to taste ….
    I know it doesn’t exist but we can ask

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