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Porsche Champagne cellar goes on sale

A vertical Champagne cellar designed by Porsche in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot is to go under the hammer in London at a Sotheby’s sale this month.

Dubbed the “Vertical Limit”, the brushed steel refrigerated tower stands over six feet tall and is one of just 15 in existence. The towers were originally launched in 2007.

It comes fully stocked with 12 magnums of Veuve Clicquot, one magnum each of the 1955, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1969 rosé, 1975, 1979 rosé, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1989 rosé and 1990 vintages.

Going on sale as the headline lot at Sotheby’s London auction on 21 October, it is expected to fetch £80,000 to £100,000.

The rest of the auction features the usual line-up of stellar fine wines from several collections, 2001 and 1982 Petrus, Ausone, 1986 Margaux and 1990 Cheval Blanc, 1969 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, 1990 and 1993 Henri Jayer, 1936-1989 Yquem, 1961 Haut-Brion and 2003 Échézeaux and 2004 Bonnes Mares from Dominique Laurent.

There is also an “eclectic collection” of Rhône, Champagne, Californian and Australian wines covering names such as Guigal, Chapoutier, Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Dom Pérignon, Krug, Gaja, Ornellaia, Bruno Giacosa, Joseph Phelps and Clarendon Hills.

Also for sale are some exceedingly rare Ports including one bottle of Taylor’s 1927 (£400-500) and the 1962 vintage of Quinta do Noval’s Nacional and the 1963 Quinta do Noval.

For the full catalogue click here and for more images of “Vertical Limit” please click to the following page.

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