This cellophane wrapped bottle – a double magnum I believe – is what £20,000 worth of wine looks like. You can buy it; it is just one of the amazing wines listed at the The Vineyard at Stockcross, Berkshire.
Chateau Petrus 1988 – the latest in the regular Sunday Snapshots series highlighting photographs with a wine related theme, whether bottles, glasses, vineyards or the back scenes of wineries.
Opening with the ‘basic’ wines he was almost apologetic at their simplicity. Personally I found them a delight; no idea of price at the time (the top of the range comes in at a very reasonable €20 cellar door) but to a bottle these ‘lesser’ wines were lovely, offering a balanced richness, a true regional acidic streak in the RI.VA.LE Chianti and a touch riper, softer palate to the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.