Three bottles of wine from 1774 are to be auctioned later in the month
Three bottles of wine by Anatoile Vercel from 1774 when Napolean Bonaparte was a boy are to be auctioned later in the month
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Three bottles of wine from 1774 are to be auctioned later in the month.
Old wines come up for auction from time to time, but a wine from 1774 is rare let alone three bottles of it. The three Jura wines were vinified & cellared by Anatoile Vercel at a time when Napolean Bonaparte was still a young boy, the United States of America was an English colony & the French Revolution was still over the horizon.
The wines come from France's Jura region and are being advertised as 244 year old Vin Jaune. However Jura expert Wink Lorch notes that these wines are not Vin Jaune as the term was not invented until the 19th Century, although the wine making technique was in use in the Jura back then.
In 1994 25 top sommeliers who had the chance to taste the wine, said it had “a lot of golden amber colour and mixture of flavours such as nuts, spices, cinnamon, vanilla and dried fruits still present”.
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