'Sale Of The Decade' To End Sotheby's Season

December 02, 2015

Sotheby’s will end its 2015 season with “one of the finest wine collections” it has offered in London “in over a decade”.

Taking place from 16-17 December, the sale will see just over 1,600 lots from the cellar of one collector offered and is expected to realize £1.9 million.

Bordeaux forms the core of the collection with lots spanning the vintages 1928 (a bottle of Pichon Comtesse de Lalande est. £320-400) to 2010, weighted towards first growths and ‘super seconds’ in a variety of formats.

There are lots of the 1961 vintage from no less than 28 different estates, likewise for the 1982 vintage; while the 1996 is available from 47 separate châteaux and the 2000 from 37.

 

Continue reading: The Drinks Business





Also in News

Bordeaux in the USA
Bordeaux in the USA

April 22, 2019

En primeur tastings, Bordeaux’s long tradition bringing together the wine industry to get a sneak preview of the latest vintage, used to segue into futures sales--the wines that will be delivered in the future, once they’ve had more time in barrel. The demand from customers for these hot-off-the-wine-press elixirs has dropped in the United States.

Continue Reading

Leroy Sets Sales Records
Leroy Sets Sales Records

April 19, 2019

Sale after sale, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti kept setting records. It had remained the most expensive wine in the world for four years. Well, there is a new champion now. The Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru now has an average price of 22,049 dollars—quite a hike from the 5,658 dollars it sold for five years ago.

Continue Reading

Oxidation and You(r wine)
Oxidation and You(r wine)

April 17, 2019

We all know that once the bottle is open--even if you buy premium wine—it has a short shelf life. This is the result of unwanted oxidation, that is the chemical reactions in wine when it comes into contact with the air we breathe. But how much do you understand the science behind it, and did you know sometimes it is an intentional part of the winemaking process?

Continue Reading