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Baghera/wines offers rare Château Petrus in original cases

Geneva-based auction house Baghera/wines is bringing a series of Château Petrus bottles in their original six-bottle case to auction as part of its quarterly rare wine auction.  

The online auction, which will be live-streamed at the Beau-Rivage Genève, comprises 148 lots comprising more than 555 bottles, magnums and large formats, including an impressive suite of lots from Château Petrus covering the 1996 to 2013 vintages. These have been stored in pristine condition, and are offered as a six or 12 in their original wooden and/or cardboard cases – making them an exceptionally rare fine.

The highlight of the sale is a set of six bottles of Château Petrus from 2000, offered in their original case, freshly unsealed by Baghera/wines’ experts, which has an estimate of CHF 24,000 – 48,000. Other lots of interest include Champagne Selosse, Louis Roederer, Dom Pérignon and Krug with vintages starting from 1996, along with a number of magnums, and  rare set of six Domaine René Engel, Grands-Echézeaux 1995 magnums (estimate CHF 32,000 – 64,000).

The sale also includes wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Liger-Belair and Arnoux-Lachaux, along with a bottle of Domaine Coche-Dury, Corton-Charlemagne, 1996 (estimate CHF 3,500 – 7,000), Château Mouton-Rothschild, 2000 (estimate: CHF 3,000 – 6,000), and Domaine René Engel, Clos-Vougeot, 1991, 6 bottles (estimate: CHF 9,000 – 18,000).

Founders of Baghera/wines and auctioneers for the event Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier called it an “exceptional auction in which all the lots have unique characteristics and a very exclusive selection of bottles that we would easily recommend to our closest friends”.

Last month the Swiss auction house made its Singapore debut with a 230-bottle collection of Domaine Jean-Yves Bizot wines from two European cellars.

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