Stott’s Burgundy-rich collection for sale in NYC

Sotheby’s has announced that the third part of the Don Stott collection will be sold in New York this May, featuring nearly US$2 million worth of rare Burgundy.

The sale will take place on 20 May and Burgundy and Rhône wines will feature prominently.

Don Stott, former CEO of Wall Street firm Wagner Stott Mercator and a director of the New York Stock Exchange, has been a keen collector of Burgundy since the 1960s and the consignment includes lots from all the great domains spanning many decades.

Altogether Sotheby’s estimates there will be more than $1.3m worth of red Burgundy on offer and over $430,000 of white Burgundy, as well as $95,000 worth of Rhône wines.

The sale will feature 39 lots of Armand Rousseau, 93 lots of Domaine Georges Roumier, 60 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, 56 lots of Domaine Ravenau, 27 lots of Coche-Dury and 39 lots from Domaine Leflaive as well as wines from Ponsot, Drouhin, Dujac, Jayer, de Vogüé, Faiveley and, moving away from Burgundy, Jean-Louis Chave, Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Bruni Giacosa, Soldera, and Heitz.

In total the sale has a high estimate of $2.8m. The second installment of sales from the cellar made $5m when sold in New York in 2015 and the total raised so far from Parts I and II is £13,582,985 – the second largest single owner sale held by Sotheby’s.

Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby’s worldwide head of wine, commented: “We are particularly excited to offer Part III of The Don Stott Cellar on May 20, where red Burgundy represents two thirds of the sale and the likes of Rousseau, Roumier, Leroy and DRC are major features. White Burgundy represents a further 20% of the sale with important selections of Raveneau, Coche-Dury and Leflaive.

“This sale follows Parts I and II which brought an impressive $13.2 million and collectors all over the world who have been enjoying those bottles now have an additional chance to buy wines from Don’s extraordinary collection. As with the previous sales, each bottle comes with a commemorative bottle sticker indicating the provenance from The Don Stott cellar.”

Stott himself added: “I am thrilled to work with the Sotheby’s Wine team on the third auction of my cellar. I have always had a great affection for the wine and people of Burgundy, which has grown over the years through spending time in this extraordinary region. It is an honour to share and offer their wines to collectors worldwide through this outstanding sale.”

Highlights from the sale include:

  • Chambertin 1966 Domaine Armand Rousseau (three btl) $7,000 – $10,000
  • Chambertin, Clos de Bèze 1971 Domaine Armand Rousseau (one magnum) $7,000 – $10,000
  • Musigny 1971 Domaine Georges Roumier (six btl), est. $40,000 – $55,000
  • Chambolle Musigny, Les Amoureuses 1993 Domaine Georges Roumier (one magnum), est. $4,000 – $6,000
  • Romanée St. Vivant 1955 Maison Leroy (three btl), est. $5,500 – $8,000
  • La Romanée 1962 Maison Leroy (six btl), est. $9,000 – $12,000
  • Vosne Romanée, Les Gaudichots 1929 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (one btl), est. $6,000 – $9,000
  • Richebourg 1971 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (two btl), est. $5,000 – $7,500
  • Chablis, Blanchot 1986 Domaine Raveneau (eight btl), est. $2,000 – $2,800
  • Corton Charlemagne 1990 J.-F. Coche-Dury (two btl), est. $5,500 – $7,500
  • Bâtard Montrachet 1990 Domaine Leflaive (six btl), est. $2,200 – $3,000
  • Richebourg 1986 Henri Jayer (one btl), est. $6,000 – $9,000
  • Richebourg 2002 Méo-Camuzet (six btl), est. $6,000 – $9,000
  • Musigny 1964 Faiveley (three btl), est. $3,000 – $4,500
  • Chambolle Musigny, Les Amoureuses 1971 Comte Georges de Vogüé (three btl), est. $3,500 – $4,500
  • Hermitage Rouge 1990 Jean-Louis Chave (one btl, two magnums), est. $2,200 – $3,200
  • Hermitage, La Chapelle 1978 Paul Jaboulet Aîné (2×12 btl), est. $5,500 – $7,500

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