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.
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