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  • 28 May 2019

Christie’s New York announces Finest Wines and Spirits

Petrus19901 imperialper lotEstimate: $28,000 - 35,000

Petrus 1990 

1 imperial per lot

Estimate: $28,000 - 35,000

Black Bowmore 42-Year-Old 19641 bottleper lotEstimate: $20,000 - 30,000

Black Bowmore 42-Year-Old 1964 

1 bottle per lot

Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

New York - Christie’s New York Wine Department is delighted to announce its June auction, taking place on Friday, June 7, completing the Christie’s Luxury Week series of sales. This is the first Christie’s New York Wine live auction of 2019 taking place at Rockefeller Center, and follows the highly successful online March auction.

This well curated sale contains 452 lots representing the world’s very best wines and spirits. The auction commences with a magnificent, private collection offering rare large formats from Petrus and Château Mouton-Rothschild. Petrus 1990 is rarely seen in imperial format, and this sale includes not just one, but two lots of this Bordeaux unicorn.

The sale continues with another rich offering from a Texas collector. Recently removed from a purpose-built, temperature and humidity-controlled cellar, the collection is full of rare vintages of Bordeaux’s classic wines. Alongside the First Growths offered are numerous vintages of Château Lynch-Bages back to ’61. Also included is an outstanding range of mature wines from some of California’s greatest producers, such as bottles of Heitz Martha’s ’74 and a superlative range of wines from Dunn Vineyards, from bottles to magnums to rare six liters. In addition to these highly sought-after producers, the collection also features seven vintages of Screaming Eagle. The morning session concludes with further offerings from all the major properties of Bordeaux, including many Frist Growths and a full case of Château Latour 1961. Amongst other highlights on offer from more recent vintages is a rare Imperial of Château Mouton-Rothschild 2000.

The afternoon session commences with a truly impressive collection of some of Burgundy’s greatest wines. On offer is a rare full case of Chambertin from Domaine Rousseau alongside magnums of Bonnes Mares from Roumier, both from the famed 2005 vintage, and a full case of Sassicaia 1985, rare bottles from Bruno Giacosa, and a delightful range of wines from Gaja. The afternoon continues with further collections of Bordeaux including large offerings of Château Margaux and Château Lynch-Bages.

The sale concludes with outstanding private collections of malt whisky featuring a number of desirable bottlings from the Macallan distillery and a rare Springbank Millennium Collection.

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