7 December 2018
MADEIRA FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF DR. ROBERT MALINER
Dr. Robert Maliner, a noted plastic surgeon, is one of life's originals. As handy with a scalpel as he is with a corkscrew, he is familiarly known as Bob. He was an early client of Christie's, whom I first visited at his home in Hollywood, near Miami, in 1970. I recall that first visit to his home, in particular his garden, with the Glades encircling the lawn and dozens of snakes and other beasts traipsing across. As I sipped a venerable old claret, I spotted a small alligator staring at me from a pond; perhaps the creature had a hankering for Lafite! I had, on this occasion, been invited to join some of his friends at a tasting of 1953 Clarets. It was then, I believe Bob decided to organise larger tastings which became weekend events, several of which I hosted, or undertook seminars. They were in Miami, conveniently held in February, when my wife and I had a stopover en-route to our holidays in St Barts.
Michael Broadbent M.W.
Terrantez 1795 (Bottled 1979)
Inscribed masking tape note on bottle states: "Island Bottled 1979"
Christie's London (July 25, 1985), reference #FG599
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