The Grand Château Series

The Grand Château Series Models and Cabinets

AWC has commissioned the British luxury furniture designer, David Linley, to create this unique series of exquisitely handcrafted architectural cabinets. Each individual cabinet has been precisely modelled after the nine most celebrated châteaux in Bordeaux.

Contained within each of these bespoke cabinets are 18 bottles of fine wine, comprising the finest vintages produced by the relevant château during the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Grand Château Series architectural models are painstakingly constructed from precious woods, including the finest sycamore, ripple sycamore, burr ash and Bombay rosewood.

Only a limited number of these precious handcrafted models have been produced, making them a bespoke addition to the holdings of any serious wine enthusiast.

For more information on acquiring these rare cabinets and wines, please contact AWC on +44 (0) 20 3219 5588 or at info@awc-wine.com.

 

David Linley

David Linley

Nephew to Queen Elizabeth II, Viscount Linley founded his specialised business in 1985, following training at Parnham House, the school for craftsmen in wood.

At the time, Sir Roy Strong, then Director of the Victoria and Albert museum, commented “David Linley’s furniture will become the antiques of the future”.

More than 20 years on, LINLEY now enjoys prominence as a bespoke business specialising in the design and production of furniture, upholstery and interiors of superlative quality.

LINLEY has also collaborated with AWC to produce the Helix Display Case, a unique, handcrafted cradle containing a selection of First Growth Bordeaux wines.

Crafting the Margaux cabinet

Elegant craftsmanship

The crafting of each cabinet commences following a detailed study of the château’s architecture.

David Linley is personally involved in ensuring that each cabinet benefits from both technical accuracy and faultless presentation that befits a precious piece of furniture.

A unique hallmark of LINLEY’s work is the inclusion of ‘secret compartments’ and each Grand Cru Château Collection cabinet features a special additional storage compartment.

These magnificent pieces will be both fine wine collections of incomparable value and heirlooms of the future.

The Cabinets

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  • Château Lafite-Rothschild

    As Bordeaux’s most famous estate, Château Lafite-Rothschild has long been a consistent producer of one of the world's finest and most valuable wines. This reputation is supported by a rich and multi-layered history, maintained by the estate’s production of exceptional wines with great longevity.

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  • Château Margaux

    Château Margaux is known for producing some of the silkiest, most aromatic wines in Bordeaux and it has been famous for doing so for centuries.

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  • Château Mouton Rothschild

    Over the last century, Château Mouton Rothschild has become known for both its ability to create some of the finest wines on earth, as well as for its artistic ideologies. The estate’s ambition is to make Mouton a place of art and beauty and this can be witnessed in the ... (read more)

  • Château Latour

    Established in the 1670s, the vineyards of Château Latour are some of the oldest in the Médoc, pre-dating the existing Château (which was built between 1862 and 1864) by almost 200 years.

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  • Château Pétrus

    Château Pétrus is one of the most celebrated and distinguished wines in the world. It has one of finest terroirs in all of Bordeaux and although Pomerol still has no formal Bordeaux classification, over the past 60 years Château Pétrus has established itself as being equivalent to a ... (read more)

  • Château Haut-Brion

    For over six centuries, Château Haut-Brion has devoted itself to producing one of the finest wines on earth. Considered as a contender for the title of oldest estate in Bordeaux, it stands alone as the only First Growth Châteaux to be situated in Pessac-Léognan, whereas Château ... (read more)

  • Château La Mission Haut-Brion

    Classed as a Grand Cru under the Graves classification of 1953, Château La Mission Haut-Brion is close neighbours with its foremost competitor – Château Haut-Brion. Often the two properties are (wrongly) coupled in the same bracket but, with their distinctive terroirs, the wines are in fact quite different. The common ... (read more)

  • Château Cheval Blanc

    One of the most highly-regarded estates of Saint-Émilion, Château Cheval Blanc is situated in the furthest northwest corner of the region, bordering Pomerol.

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  • Château d'Yquem

    Château d'Yquem is considered by many to be Bordeaux’s single greatest wine and it is the only wine in France to hold the Premier Cru Superieur (Great First Growth) designation. The uncompromising pursuit of quality is what sets this sweet white wine apart – a standard meticulously maintained throughout the ... (read more)

For more information, please contact AWC on +44 (0) 20 3219 5588 or at info@awc-wine.com.