Mouton Rothschild Sothebys Sale
The Mouton Rothschild Sothebys sale continues the remarkable success of the recent auction in Hong Kong. The sale continues with a headline offering of Mouton Rothschild 1959, one of the greatest Moutons ever produced. Sotheby’s London sale of Finest & Rarest Wines on 22 April 2015 comprises 332 lots and is estimated to bring a combined total in excess of £500,000. The sale begins with a magnificent collection of First and Second Growth Bordeaux along with Right Bank superstars from 1998 to 2005. Le Pin, considered by Serena Sutcliffe, Sotheby’s International Head of Wine, to be ‘a world unto itself’, is available in six-bottle offerings of the 1998 and 2000 vintages, estimated respectively at £7,500-10,000 and £10,000-13,000.
Some of the other auction highlights include all of the First Growths in the 2000 vintage are featured, including Mouton Rothschild in six-bottle and 12-bottle lots, estimated respectively to bring £4,600-5,500 and £9,000-11,000. Léoville Las Cases 2000, ‘still a relative bargain for this great quality’, estimated at £820-1,000 per six bottles and a complete case of the ‘big, structured and powerful’ Léoville Barton 2001, estimated at £440-550 are highlights of the Super Seconds selection. Not to be missed is a six-bottle offering of Pétrus 2001, ‘always bound to be a winner, given the quality of Pomerol in this vintage’, estimated at £6,000-8,000. Staying in Pomerol, the ‘youthful and vibrant’ l’Evangile 2002 is estimated to bring £600-800 per 12 bottles.
Distinguishing the sale is a plethora of prestige Champagne from diverse collections. From Dom Pérignon Rosé 2000 and 2002, estimated respectively at £800-1,100 and £950-1,200 per 6 bottles to a rare magnum of Krug Collection 1969, ‘one of the great classic Champagne bouquets of all time’, estimated at £1,200-1,600. The sale concludes on a high-note with a six-bottle case of the ‘unbeatable and stunning’ Pétrus 1982, estimated at £17,000-20,000 and from Italy, three magnums of the ‘miraculous’ Sassicaia 1985, estimated at £6,000-7,000, alongside an Imperial of the ‘complex’ 1998 vintage, estimated to bring £1,000-1,500. Sotheby’s London present a sale of Finest & Rarest Wines on 22 April 2015, compromising of 332 lots the sale is sure to encompass a taste to suit every type of wine connoisseur. You can find out more about the auction .
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