Matured for three years in oak barrels, this wine is the epitome of excellence. Inspired by Il Magnifico, Nikolaus II Esterházy, the bon vivant who laid the foundations for the unique Esterházy art collection and led no lesser man than Sir Walter Scott to exclaim that “he glimmered like a Galaxy”. His “aigrette”, a fountain pen set with 4,000 brilliants, was the envy of countless monarchs and rulers. We have included an image of the aigrette here; sadly the original is no longer with us. The pen was sold to Tiffany after this death, with the diamond market taking a nosedive shortly after.