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To celebrate the Coronation Festival we put together a full-size collection of wines and spirits found in the original Doll's House collection which was made for Queen Mary in the 1920's.
This full-size Collection Mixed Case at £30,000, took its inspiration from the miniature bottles sourced by Berry Bros. & Rudd in the early 20th century for the famous Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, which now sits proudly on display in Windsor Castle.
Built for Queen Mary between 1921 and 1924 by leading architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1,200 miniatures of wines, spirits and beer made up the fully stocked cellar. The idea was that the cellar should comprise of genuine samples of the best wines of the day. It included 1906 Veuve Clicquot, 1911 Louis Roederer, 1875 Ch. Lafite, 1888 Ch. Haut Brion, 1899 Ch. Margaux, 1878 Cockburn’s, 1896 Taylor’s, 1889 Montrachet, 1904 Romanée, 1874 Ch. d’Yquem and 1854 Grande Fine Champagne Cognac.
Simon Berry, Chairman of Berry Bros. & Rudd and current Clerk of the Royal Cellars, says of The Dolls House Collection, ‘It was a great honour for my grandfather to be asked to select and prepare the Queen Mary Dolls House cellar. Today’s Collection brings together more recent vintages of 12 of the wines and spirits originally included to create a one off case that will demonstrate how only finest was selected for Queen Mary.
The Coronation Festival, hosted by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, took place on 11th-14th July in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.
Berry Bros. & Rudd holds two warrants for H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and will be at The Coronation Festival, continuing to supply the finest wines and spirits to the British Royal Family, as has been the case for 300 years.
The 2013 Dolls House Collection included:
- 1990 Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame
- 1985 Louis Roederer, Cristal
- 2000 Ch. Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac
- 1989 Ch.u Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan
- 1990 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
- 1855 Taylor Scion
- 2009 Le Montrachet, Domaine de la Romaneé-Conti
- 2009 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
- 1988 Ch. d'Yquem, Sauternes
- 1948 Grande Champagne, BBR Btld 1976 Frapin
- 1973 Berrys' Own Selection Glenlivet
- Berrys' Own Selection Sloe Gin