Auction Highlights WF53

As part of The Penfolds Collection 2016 release, we are proud to unveil the second decanter in the Aevum Limited Edition Crystal Decanter Series.

This contemporary, minimalistic crystal decanter is an evolution to the previous hallmark Saint-Louis crystal cut. The new design showcases the fluidity of the fine wine within with a flowing band of incised crystal, allowing an uninterrupted view of the depth of colour and consistency of the liquid inside.  Hand-blown by a Saint-Louis master craftsmen, each decanter is artistically designed to delicately aerate the wine.

The Penfolds Aevum Crystal Decanter gift box includes 2012 Grange 750ml and a certificate of authenticity.

Jeff  Leve Wrote: 100 Points

Deep, shiny, dark ruby in color, this rocks as soon as the wine is out of the gate, or should I say out of the bottle and into your glass. Cherry blossoms and lilacs make it seem as though you are in a flower shop. On the palate, the wine is rich, full bodied and concentrated, yet the wine is light on its feet. There is a purity in the fruit that is off the hook. There is a sensuous, textural quality that makes it so you cannot help but take another sip, to make sure the experience is real, and because it is so good! The wine is a testament to Paul Pontallier, as this is in some ways, a culmination of his life’s work

Les Combettes

Les Combettes is one of Puligny-Montrachet’s most northerly Premier Cru climats. Located on the midslope of the Cote d’Or, it has a stony limestone terroir, which is excellent for growing Chardonnay grapes. Les Combettes Premier Cru wines combine the racy minerality of Puligny with the honeyed, nutty tones of Meursault, which lies on the climat’s northern border.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (Marey-Monge), Romanée-Saint-Vivant 1972