Saturday, 22 November 2014
Heracles' magic – turning Lafite into Bordeaux Supérieur
Château Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac
It is one of the great contemporary feats of the magicians' art: transforming cases of en primeur Château Lafite into €5.50 Bordeaux Supérieur.
Brilliantly simple in conception – persuade people to buy good vintages of Lafite etc. and eventually after many intervening years of frustration waiting for delivery offer them a €5.50 Bordeaux Supérieur as an exchange – it requires the very highest skill in sleight of hand to succesfully carry it off.
Warning: this is not a trick that should be attempted unless you have friends in the very highest echelons of French society.
Emeric Sauty de Chalon: the great magician!
Also known as 'Madoff' in parts of Bordeaux
PDG: Heracles (previously 1855)
Cora: Foire aux Vins d'Automne
Highlighted @€5.50 (on left) – 2012 Bordeaux Supérieux Château Eyraux