Roald Dahl

French Wine

French Wine

Roald Dahl built up a fine wine cellar at Gipsy House. ‘My real love has always been for claret, the wine of Bordeaux. There is a mystique about a good claret, a kind of magic that no other wine in the world possesses… The way down to our cellar is long and steep, and it is no joke to totter down there carrying a full case of wine.’

Château Pichon Longueville, Lalande 1983, CB
Pauillac, 2ème Cru Classé
1 dozen bottles (owc)

Photo reproduced in Memories with Food at Gipsy house
Photograph: Jan Baldwin