$5 Million in Wine at Sotheby’s

second of Sotheby’s and Aulden Cellars spring wine auctions
‘An Important Private Collector’ takes place on April 16th.

Important Private Cellar

On April 16th, Sotheby’s is thrilled to offer 577 lots
from An Important Private Cellar, featuring a flawless selection
of the best of Bordeaux with a breathtaking collection of
great Claret. The greatest Châteaux of the last century
are all represented, with the emphasis on the First Growths,
the Super Seconds, the top Pomerols and St. Emilions from
the most desirable years. The collection also features impeccable
Burgundy from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, among
others, and Yquem. Italy also plays its part in this remarkable
collection with a concentration of super-Tuscan wines, including
twelve cases of Sassicaia, followed by 7 cases of Masseto
and twenty-two cases of Ornellaia. The sale is expected
to bring $1.1/1.5 million.

Serena Sutcliffe, MW, Head of the International Wine Department,
says: "This is a dazzling cellar, totally impressive
in its quality and depth. It is a classically constructed
collection, a reflection of the taste and connoisseurship
of the owner. This is a person who clearly likes the best
and then took great pains to acquire and build up a wine
collection to their meticulous standards. It goes without
saying that the sourcing was perfect, always a vital part
of the creation of a great cellar. This is a very important
cellar full of great drinking."

Bordeaux was the primary passion in this Important Private
Cellar, which holds landmark wines with worldwide appeal and
gold-standard monuments that have stood the test of time. The
span of vintages encompasses mature wines with decades behind
them to myths in the making, and highlighting the Bordeaux section
are three cases of 1982 Château Pétrus (est. $18/30,000)
and 1982 Lafleur (est. $9,500/14,000), and six cases of 1989
Haut Brion (est. $4,500/6,500) and 1982 Lafite (est. $4,500/6,500).
Two vintages from Château Latour, including eight cases
of 1982 (est. $4,500/5,750) and nine cases of 1990 (est. $4,250/5,500),
will be featured, and other top wines include eleven cases of
1982 Cheval Blanc (est. $4,500/6,000), seven cases of 1982 Mouton
Rothschild (est. $4,500/5,750), six cases of 1990 Margaux (est.
$4,500/6,000), seven cases of 1982 Leoville Las Cases (est.
$2,400/3,250) and twenty cases of 1982 Ausone (est. $2,400/3,500).

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