Christie’s London are delighted to present the first sale of the season on 28 April, a superb two day auction of over 500 lots of exceptional wines.
The sale will open with a private collection of Bordeaux which spans four decades and presents a compelling vision of the finest cru classé wines at different points in their evolution - of particular note is a parcel of cases of Mouton Rothschild 1982 - one of the stars of this landmark vintage. Moving to Spain, we are thrilled to present our clients with a pristine collection of wines from Bodegas Vega Sicilia - arguably the greatest wine of the Ribera del Duero. The collector amassed this world class collection over half a century of buying directly from the producer. Almost all wines are offered in previously unopened original wooden cases and never moved from the client's temperature and humidity-controlled cellars until now. Highlights include rarities from the 1940s and 1950s, plus unopened legends like the brooding, powerful 1970 and connoisseurs' favourite 1968. This is a extraordinary, historic offering of this inimitable wine. Finest Burgundy, the unequivocal darling of the auction room, is back in force in April at Christie's in the form of cases of DRC, Roumier and Leflaive in rarely seen vintages and size formats. Of final note, is a bottle of 1792 Madeira, which was once owned by Napoleon. To look back three centuries and present such a bottle in this April's auction is an honour.