Sotheby’s reveals ‘festive treats’ for London sale

Sotheby’s last fine wine sale of the year in London includes a line up of “festive treats” from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Port.

lot-390-cheval-blanc-1950Taking place on 14 December, the sale includes a “stellar” line-up of claret, with first growths spanning 1982-2000 as well as bottles of 1928 and 1959 Mouton Rothschild as well as 1959 and 1961 Latour.

Top Right Bank estates include Ausone, Petrus and Cheval Blanc, with four bottles of 1945 Ausone (£2,400-£3,000) a particular highlight.

There is also a strong selection of white Bordeaux from Haut-Brion, Laville Haut-Brion and Château Margaux, as well as Sauternes such as 1986 and 1967 Yquem.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, including a magnum of 1970 Grands Echézeaux, leads the Burgundian consignment, which can also boast wines from Coche-Dury and Domaine Ravenau.

Elsewhere there are cases of 1996 and 2000 Dom Pérignon, 1994 Fonseca, Barolo from the 1980s and 1990s, and Guigal’s ‘La La’s’ from 1991, 2007 and 2009.

Serena Sutcliffe MW, honorary chairman of Sotheby’s Wine, said: “Christmas, the holidays, celebrating the arrival of 2017, one never knows whether to be hip or traditional, to play safe or to go wild. From a wine point of view, I recommend a judicious mixture, preserving one’s sanity while having fun. Diving into the catalogue for London’s Finest and Rarest Wines sale on 14 December, there are ideas aplenty, some inspirational while others settle into a comfort zone.”

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