Last chance to bid for IMW ‘super lots’

Just a few hours are left to place pre-bids for the ‘super lots’ on offer at The Institute of Masters of Wine dinner and auction at Bonhams in London this week.

To be held on Thursday 16 November, the event has been organised  “to help secure the future of the Institute”, which needs “a considerable sum” to help the organisation “increase its reach to prospective members”, and “extend its range of activities in the wine world”.

Among the super lots is one donated by The Madame Bollinger Foundation, which includes the chance for up to eight guests to lunch at Madame Bollinger’s House and drink a bottle of vintage Bollinger from 1914.

Another comprises an exclusive stay for two couples at Le Pin and Cheval Blanc plus visits and meals at the ‘five greats’ of the Right Bank – Le Pin, Petrus, Lafleur, Cheval Blanc and Ausone.

Pre-bidding will close at 18.00 GMT today, and the super lots – which we have featured below – will go under the hammer at this Thursday’s Endowment Auction.

All details about the super lots, including how to register, can be found on the IMW website, which then redirects you to the Bonhams’ site.

Please click here for the Master of Wine Auction published on Wechat – which has been set up for Chinese wine collectors.

Meanwhile, an online auction continues through this weekend, and there are still plenty of remarkable wine bargains to be had, which can be viewed here. 

The following wines will be served at the dinner, where guests will enjoy food created by Tom Kemble, head chef at Bonhams’ Michelin starred-restaurant:

• Bollinger La Grande Année 2007
• Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Spätlese 2007
• Louis Jadot Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles 2013
• Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2013 Ridge Montebello 1995
• Pingus 2008
• Magnums of Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
• Magnums of Château Mouton Rothschild 1996
• Château d’Yquem 2005
• Graham’s 1970 Vintage Port

The super lots can be seen over the following pages.

One Response to “Last chance to bid for IMW ‘super lots’”

  1. Ken Forrester says:

    No super lot from South Africa? Did I miss it?

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