Aristocratic cellar comes up for sale

6th September, 2013 by Rupert Millar

Sotheby’s is to offer the cellar of the dowager viscountess Rothermere at its London sale in two weeks.

Lot 3 Chateau Haut Brion 1989 & Lot 10 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1989 copyThe collection was compiled by the viscountess’ late husband, the 3rd viscount Rothermere, and includes top Bordeaux spanning the 1970s to 2010 – with particularly strong lots from 1989.

Highlights from the Bordeaux include six magnums of 1989 Haut-Brion (£8,500-£10,000) and a case of 1989 La Mission (£6,000-£7,500: pictured left).

The Burgundy part of the collection is dominated by grand crus from Rousseau, Leroy and Liger-Belair, such as a case of 1988 Leroy Clos de Vougeot (£5,500-£7,000, below) and a case of Domaine d’Auvenay 2001 Bonnes Mares (£6,500-£9,000).

Another collection in the first session throws up many lots of Château Lafite, including the 2005 and 2008 vintages, while yet another is dominated by Italian producers such as Gaja and both Aldo and Giacomo Conterno.Lot 107 Clos de Vougeot 1988 copy

Session two features a collection of 1960s Bordeaux (the case of 1961 Haut-Brion featured in yesterday’s rare lot round-up) and the second tranche of a Vega Sicilia cellar.

The auction takes place on Wednesday 18 September

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