Sotheby’s will be selling some standout vintages from the Cartier Wine Collection in London on 20 March as part of its Finest & Rarest Wines auction.
Up until now, if you’d wanted to sample any bottles from the collection you’d have needed to be a guest in the company’s Paris boardroom.
On offer will be 250 lots comprising approximately 2,000 bottles, estimated to bring a combined total in the region of £250,000.
Broad appeal for collectors
Frédéric Guyot du Repaire, director, Sotheby’s Wine, London, said: ‘The extraordinary provenance of this collection will appeal not only to wine connoisseurs but also to lovers of Cartier. From early 20th-century Sauternes to rare Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the sale is a very exciting opportunity to acquire fine wines drawn from what is ultimately a unique collection.’
The entire proceeds from the sale will go to the Cartier Philanthropy Foundation, the company’s grant-making foundation that works to improve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable, particularly women and children, living in the least developed regions.