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Inside a world-class wine collection

French collector Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Porto Noval National 1931 in his wine cellar as he presents his collection of rare and prestigious vintages, which is one of the greatest in the world, in La Chapelle-Baton, France, March 14, 2017. Chasseuil has amassed more than 40,000 bottles over his lifetime. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

French collector Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Porto Noval National 1931 in his wine cellar as he presents his collection of rare and prestigious vintages, which is one of the greatest in the world, in La Chapelle-Baton, France, March 14, 2017....more

French collector Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Porto Noval National 1931 in his wine cellar as he presents his collection of rare and prestigious vintages, which is one of the greatest in the world, in La Chapelle-Baton, France, March 14, 2017. Chasseuil has amassed more than 40,000 bottles over his lifetime. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil arrives at the entrance of his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil arrives at the entrance of his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil arrives at the entrance of his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil checks cases of wine with a candle. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil checks cases of wine with a candle. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil checks cases of wine with a candle. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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General view shows the wine cellar of Michel-Jack Chasseuil. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

General view shows the wine cellar of Michel-Jack Chasseuil. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

General view shows the wine cellar of Michel-Jack Chasseuil. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil poses with Jeroboams of Petrus and Romanee Conti in his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil poses with Jeroboams of Petrus and Romanee Conti in his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil poses with Jeroboams of Petrus and Romanee Conti in his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Chateau Cheval Blanc 1929. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Chateau Cheval Blanc 1929. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Chateau Cheval Blanc 1929. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Petrus 1914. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Petrus 1914. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Petrus 1914. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Richebourg 1978. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Richebourg 1978. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Richebourg 1978. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil checks cases of wine with a candle. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil checks cases of wine with a candle. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil checks cases of wine with a candle. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Cases of wine are displayed in the wine cellar of Michel-Jack Chasseuil. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Cases of wine are displayed in the wine cellar of Michel-Jack Chasseuil. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Cases of wine are displayed in the wine cellar of Michel-Jack Chasseuil. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil arranges a French flag in his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil arranges a French flag in his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil arranges a French flag in his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Rare vintages of the 20th century are displayed in the wine cellar of Michel-Jack Chasseuil. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Rare vintages of the 20th century are displayed in the wine cellar of Michel-Jack Chasseuil. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Rare vintages of the 20th century are displayed in the wine cellar of Michel-Jack Chasseuil. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil holds a case of wine. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil holds a case of wine. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil holds a case of wine. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Chateau Cheval Blanc 1929. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Chateau Cheval Blanc 1929. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil shows off a Chateau Cheval Blanc 1929. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil sits at his desk. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil sits at his desk. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil sits at his desk. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil checks cases of wine with a candle. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil checks cases of wine with a candle. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil checks cases of wine with a candle. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Michel-Jack Chasseuil arrives at the entrance of his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil arrives at the entrance of his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Michel-Jack Chasseuil arrives at the entrance of his wine cellar. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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