Sotheby’s London Wine auction on 12 October 2016 opens with an important private collection of great Bordeaux from top châteaux, spanning eight decades.
Highlights from this collection include La Mission Haut Brion and Pétrus 1982, followed by Lafite and Mouton from the 1996, 1998 and 2000 vintages.
Historic vintages of the First Growths are a feature of the other three important collections in the sale, headlined by Latour 1908, Margaux 1945 and an impressive range of Mouton, encompassing the landmark vintages of 1945, 1947, 1959 and 1961.
Burgundy and champagne
Among the Burgundy highlights are Domaine de la Romanée Conti, ranging from single bottles of Romanee Conti 1976 and La Tâche 1978 to a full case of Richebourg 1989.
This sale is also offering plenty of champagne, especially in terms of large formats in time for the festive season. Magnums of Cristal 1989 and a 3-litre jeroboam of the 1999 Cristal are going to be highlights of the sale.
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