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  • 21 September 2022

The Treasury: Finest Wines from a Peerless Collection

London, 29 September 2022

LONDON – On 29 September 2022 Christie’s will present The Treasury: Finest Wines from a Peerless Collection, an impeccable offering of the best wines from the most sought-after vintages. The cellar, which has been collated by a passionate wine enthusiast over many years, features an extensive selection of Bordeaux from top Châteaux, Château Lafite-Rothschild from sensational vintages such as 1986, 2005 and 2010, and Château Mouton-Rothschild from the monumental 1982 and 2000 vintages, with the latter in magnum. Château Haut-Brion is offered in cases from landmark vintages such as 1989 and 2015. Across the Gironde, Petrus and Le Pin are well represented, in wooden cases, from top vintages such as 1995, 2000 and 2009.

Burgundy forms the heart of the collection, with famous Domaines appearing in the catalogue; Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Domaine Georges Roumier and Domaine Leroy. Cases of Richebourg 2009 from Domaine Leroy are particular highlights, as are cases of Bonnes Mares 1971 from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé and Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1961, which is a jewel for wine collectors. The selection of wines from Domaine Armand Rousseau is extraordinary, with Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze forming vertical offerings through astonishing vintages.

Further afield, the range of Italian wines on offer in this single owner sale is remarkable. One of the most treasured verticals of Soldera, Brunello di Montalcino Case Basse appears, with the famous 1988 and 1990 vintages in bottle and magnum. Bruno Giacosa, Giacomo Conterno, Bartolo Mascarello and Roagna all feature in case quantities.

From Spain, vintages of Vega Sicilia, Unico and wines from Viñedos Artadi will excite lovers of wines from the Iberian Peninsula.

The live sale will take place at Christie’s King Street London headquarters, on 29 September 2022.

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). Christie's is also recognised as a reference for prestigious single owner collections, having auctioned 8 of the 10 most important collections in history.

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

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