Our newest featured cellar The Promoter’s Archive comes to us from a gentleman who was a partner in one of the largest live music promotion companies in the Northeast. Over several decades he had the distinct pleasure of working, and sharing wine, with some of the biggest industry superstars. He began buying and enjoying Bordeaux in the mid-‘70s, however, his inspiration for building a serious collection was born with the 1982 Bordeaux vintage, which he purchased in large quantities.
The Promoter was loyal with his purchases, acquiring the majority of his wines en primeur from one local retailer. At its peak, the cellar contained over 4000 bottles of the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s Bordeaux, which fueled many dinners with some of the greatest names in music. Purchase receipts were kept, adding to an impeccable provenance story and providing breathtaking proof that 1982 Lafite Rothschild was once available to collectors for $60 a bottle.
With changing tastes and lifestyle, the collector recently chose to partner with Benchmark to take his remaining bottles to market. Our Benchmark Cellar Team traveled to the collector’s home, inspected each bottle on site to ensure optimal provenance and storage conditions in the custom underground cellar. All wines are packed and on their way for a safe transit to Napa. This amazing collection will be here in Napa and ready to ship the first week of January 2017.
Collectors should not miss this opportunity to acquire top wines from this significant collection, all with Benchmark’s Provenance Guarantee.