Vampires love wine. Given their bottomless bank accounts and the years they’ve devoted to collecting great bottles from the world’s best producers, it’s no surprise that they have terrific cellars.

Sparkling, white, red, or fortified–all wine is fascinating to a vampire thanks to their long memories and preternatural palates.

Here are a few of the wines Matthew has stashed away:

Sparkling Wine
1953 Diebolt-Vallois Champagne Brut Blanc-de Blancs
1959 Billicart-Salmon Cuvée Nicholas-François
1961 Dom Perignon
1979 Roederer Cristal
1982 Philiponnat Clos de Goisses
1989 Roederer Cristal
1990 Krug
1996 Krug Clos du Mesnil

White Wine (Dry and Sweet)
1811 Ch. Yquem
1847 Ch. Yquem
1862 Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Goldblaulack Auslese
1865 Hugel Tokay d’Alsace
1911 Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling TBA
1921 Ch. D’Yquem
1944 M. Chapoutier Hermitage Blanc Chante-Alouette
1947 Le Haut Lieu Moelleux Vouvray, Huet SA
1949 Chateau Climens Sauternes-Barsac
1976 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne
1976 Moulin Touchais
1978 Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
1978 Dom. Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
1991 Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
1996 Ch. Haut-Brion Blanc

Red Wine
1825 Ch. Lanerthe
1865 Ch. Lafite Rothschild
1870 Ch. Lafite Rothschild
1899 Ch. Petrus
1900 Ch. Margaux
1921 Domaine Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti
1921 Ch. Cheval Blanc
1929 Clos de Vougeout
1937 Ch. Ausone
1945 Ch. Mouton-Rothschild
1945 Domaine Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti
1946 Beaulieu Vineyard Pinot Noir
1947 Ch. Cheval Blanc
1947 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon
1949 Ch. Latour
1949 P. Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle
1952 Ch. Ausone
1956 Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Selection
1959 Richebourg, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
1959 Ch. Lafite
1959 Ch. Haut Brion
1959 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée St. Vivant
1961 Ch. Latour
1961 Ch. Lynch-Bages
1962 Penfolds Bin 60A
1964 Vega Sicilia Unico
1966 La Tache, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
1968 Nathan Fay’s “Homemade” Cabernet Sauvignon
1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon “SLV”
1976 Romanée-St. Vivant, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
1976 Penfolds Grange
1978 Ch. De Beaucastel/Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape
1978 La Tache, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
1978, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti
1978 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon
1979 Ridge York Creek Zinfandel
1982 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
1982 Ch. Petrus
1985 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti
1985 Sassicaia
1989 Ch. Petrus
1989 Au Bon Climat Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir
1990 Ch. Petrus
1990 Guigal La Turque Côte-Rôtie
1991 Ch. Cheval Blanc
1991 Qupé Syrah
1998 Ch. Petrus

Other Fortified and Dessert Wines
1795 Henriques & Henriques Malmsey
1862 HM Borges Terrantez Madeira
1905 Perez Barquero Solera 1905 PX
1914 Cossart Gordon Bual
1927 Fonseca Port
1931 Quinto do Noval Nacional
1933 Justino Henriques Malmsey
1974 Heitz Angelica

©Deborah Harkness, 2010