My cellar is effectively something special, but I will make a comment.
I have never sold any wine as for me, it would be to betray them.
So, when I go in my cellar, I have 30 seconds of pride, and long minutes of stress, as I see that I will never be able to drink some precious bottles that I have.
It is why I have founded my dinners and recently the "Academy for Vintage Wines", in order that such old wines are drunk before they die. As the death comes always from the cork, one day without notice.
My pleasure would be that my wines are drunk before it is too late.
The candidates to drink them for free are an enormous army.
But I would be happy that amateurs help me to let some wines be consumed before it is too late.
This month, I will open with a friend a Chateau Chalon 1864 and he will bring a Lafite 1865. Both wines are very rare, so we will do what has to be done : drink wines before it is too late.
Old wines are younger than what is generally considered