Working alongside our clients. Understanding their vision. Seeking out the most remarkable wines & spirits. Building truly unique collections … this is what our highly experienced team of wine lovers thrives on.
Whether it’s sourcing a special wine for a client or adding to our own carefully-chosen stock list, provenance and integrity are fundamental to everything we do. Each and every purchase we make is subject to meticulous, rigorous checks to ensure that only the best bottles make it to our clients’ cellars.
This philosophy is the driving force that makes Chelsea Vintners a wine merchant like no other.
Collections evolve. Palates & circumstances change. Markets move. We understand this and work smartly and proactively to maximise the value of our clients’ precious private collections should you decide it’s time to sell.
Whether it be a rare loose bottle, a full case or an entire collection, we will consider all purchases and ensure our offers are fair and competitive. As always, customer care is our main priority and we guarantee a prompt, stress-free service from beginning to end.
Our storage partner’s state-of-the-art facility is one of the most secure fine wine storage locations in the world. Located at an ex-Ministry of Defence site situated within easy reach of London, the facility occupies a network of subterranean former munitions silos which provide perfect temperature stability and security for safe long term fine wine storage.
Our partner’s own drivers provide an efficient way to deliver your wines safely and in perfect condition, whenever you want them.
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We’ve had all our friends round for Easter weekend (outside in the garden in a group of six, of course!)
What’s been your fine wine highlight of the long bank holiday? 🥂 whatever you’ve been drinking, we hope you’ve had a delicious, decadent Easter! 🐣 🐰 🌸
Magnificent, magical, marvellous Margaux … it doesn’t get better than this with an Easter meal.
Few Bordeaux estates are more iconic than Château Margaux, and with good reason. This inimitable property has been making wine since the 1500s, and today is considered simply one of the greatest red wine producers on earth. Few dedicated wine lovers would fail to recognise the estate's iconic neo-Palladian château, which has often been referred to as 'the Versailles of Bordeaux'!
The most elegant and fragrant of the five First Growth wines, Margaux's unique and complex combination of clay and gravel soils provide perfect growing conditions for the Cabernet Sauvignon which inevitably dominates the wines. However, few winemakers display the sheer mastery of Cab Sauv that is the calling card of Ch. Margaux.
The wines are renowned for their aromatic, fragrant nature but this is not to say that they are light bodied or insipid … far from it. These are creations of stunning structure, depth and complexity, layer upon layer of rich fruit, elegant florals and perfectly balanced oak influence which explode onto the palate. Margaux is also notable for its ability to remain consistently excellent through the good years and the bad – there simply is no such thing as a bad vintage for this château.
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Grapes destined for greatness in the vineyards of Château Lynch-Bages!
One of Bordeaux's most beloved producers, this 5ème Cru Classé sits to the west of Pauillac on the Bages plateau and takes its name from the Irish Lynch family, who fled their homeland in the 16th century after the Battle of the Boyne.
Today, Lynch-Bages is owned by Bordeaux stalwarts the Cazes family, and Jean-Charles Cazes runs the estate with an impressive care and attention to every single detail which ensures that these Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wines are amongst the most consistent and quality in all Bordeaux.
Once described as 'the poor man's Mouton' today Oz Clarke says of the wines 'Lynch Bages is impressive at five years, beautiful at ten years and irresistible at twenty'. We simply couldn't agree more – Lynch Bages represents mind-boggling quality at a price that has not yet reached the same dizzying levels of other châteaux in the region, and we love it!
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When it comes to wine legends, does it get more epic than Chateau Montelena 1973?
This Californian Chardonnay was the wine that topped the results table at the legendary Judgement of Paris in 1976, organised by the late, great Steven Spurrier. The competition put the best of French wine head-to-head with a new crop of Californian producers, in an impressive line up that was blind tasted by some of the very best in the business.
In the white wine stakes, Ch. Montelena came first in a line up of ten Chardonnays which included entrants from the likes of Leflaive, Roulot and Drouhin – and of the nine French judges on the panel, six of them awarded Montelena their highest score! This was a huge upset that made incredible waves in the world of wine and placed California firmly on the map as a wine region to rival (and indeed, beat) the very best that Europe had to offer.
Pictured is the very bottle poured at the Judgement – if wine bottles could speak, we are sure that this one would have a tale or two to tell!
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1990 – an exceptional vintage for all the great Champagne houses, with the ripest fruit at harvest since the legendary 1959 season.
Wherever there is a great vintage, Krug is always to be found at the forefront of the best wines from that year. One of the definitive masters of the 'prestige cuvée', Krug's wines are some of the most striking and memorable in the world. It is almost impossible to pin down a definitive Krug 'style' as these wines are so expressive of their individual vintages. There are fewer better maps with which to trace the history of Champagne than a line up of vintage Krug!
The wines of 1988, 1989 and 1990 are considered by many to be a Holy Grail of Champagne, in which three consecutively outstanding growing seasons produced some of the greatest and longest-lived vintage Champagnes of the twentieth century. The Krug 1990 is a feast for the senses, offering abundant ripe fruit flavours of pear, peach and melon, complemented by orange blossom and a hearty, warming ginger note. The notably high acidity of this vintage prevents any chance of this fruit feeling cloying on the palate, with a nervy, crisp quality and sharp lemon zest accompanied by a fine, velvety mousse.
Drink now and savour every drop.
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