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Event Date17 June 10:30 AM BST | Live auction 20062

Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits Featuring Two Superb Cellars, and Highlights from the Collection of The Earl of Snowdon

Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits Featuring Two Superb Cellars, and Highlights from the Collection of The Earl of Snowdon

Sale Overview

This June, the Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits auction brings prized whiskies, rare Burgundies, mature Champagnes and more to our King Street saleroom in London. Presented over two days, this season’s offering features two superb cellars alongside highlights from the Collection of The Earl of Snowdon. Other notable highpoints include a selection of whisky rarities from Macallan, the Dalmore and several other celebrated distilleries, rarest wines from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Krug Vintage Champagne from vintages including 1937 and 1955, Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche 2010 and a wide range of highly regarded vintages of Lafite-Rothschild. Explore more from Luxury Week.

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Auction times
17 Jun 10:30 AM (BST) Lots 1-472
18 Jun 10:30 AM (BST) Lots 473-944

Our specialist’s selection

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Noah May

Noah May

Head of Department | Wine & Spirits

Noah joined Christie’s London Wine Department in 2007, after graduating from The University of Leeds with an honors degree in English Literature and Philosophy. Noah has been involved in several high-profile wine auctions in Europe, including the sale of Historic Cognacs from the Private Cellars of La Tour d’Argent in 2012 and the sale of Fine Wines from the Private Collection of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE in 2014. In May 2013, Noah was awarded the British Guild of Food Writers Award for Food Writer of the Year for various publications relating to wine and gastronomy. In September 2014, Noah joined Christie’s New York Wine Department, where he worked as Head of Sale, focused on building relationships with American collectors, the sourcing of rare wines and spirits for auctions in the US and Europe, sale curation and specialist wine events. In June 2018, Noah returned to Christie’s London Wine Department as Head of Department and is mainly focused on developing Christie’s Wine Department’s profile in the UK and across Europe, sourcing exceptional collections of Wines and Spirits for sale, inspection and authentication of property and building long-term relationships with collectors around the world. Noah’s professional interests include the fine wines of Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rioja, and the rare spirits market, with a focus on collectible whisky.
Tim Triptree MW

Tim Triptree MW

International Director, Specialist | Wine & Spirits

Tim Triptree MW is International Director, Wine at Christie’s. Tim’s main role is curating, sale planning and execution of Christie’s wine auctions internationally. Based at Christie’s London, his role includes sourcing consignments, inspection and authentication, developing client relations and hosting wine events and master-classes. Following an initial career in banking, Tim became interested in wine whilst living in Mendoza, Argentina studying Spanish and completing a sommelier course. Tim joined Christie’s Wine Department in 2005 after graduating with an MBA Distinction (Wine Business Management). He completed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma, gaining a Distinction in 2008 being awarded the Sherry Institute Scholarship and Constellation Scholarship, which involved wine visits to Jerez and New Zealand respectively. Tim was awarded the Trinity Champagne Scholarship in 2009 from the Institute of Masters of Wine and became a Master of Wine in September 2018. His Research Paper was on the use of reserve wines in Brut NV Champagne and has a specific interest in Champagne, as well as Rhône, Burgundy and Bordeaux. Tim has been a wine judge at the International Wine & Spirit Competition since 2011, a Panel Judge at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017/2018 and at Bacchus Wine 2018 in Madrid.

In January 2013, Tim was seconded to Christie’s Hong Kong for four years focusing efforts on raising the department’s profile in the region as well as involvement with wine auctions in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He became Head of Sale, Hong Kong before returning to London in January 2017 and was promoted to International Director in June 2018.
Charles Foley

Charles Foley

Associate Specialist | Wine & Spirits

Charlie joined Christie’s in 2014 after working for a fine wine merchant in the City. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he achieved 1st Class Honours in Classics, specializing in the ancient wine trade in Rome and Greece. He has worked for vineyards in South Africa and Argentina and won a scholarship to attend the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Turkey and subsequently also travelled with the Conference to Rioja. He has completed his WSET Diploma and has been pleased to work on auctions at Christie’s such as the Avery Family Collection, the Cellars of the Earl of Halifax and Wines from the Malbec Family Collection.
Charlotte Sère

Charlotte Sère

Junior Specialist | Wine & Spirits

Charlotte joined the Christie’s Wine team in London in the spring of 2018 having worked in the wine trade in London for several years. She supports the team in cataloguing, working closely with clients in the UK and throughout Europe to support the sales in London and Geneva, and is currently the co-ordinator for the annual Hospices de Beaune charity sale.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of London and is currently studying for her WSET Diploma. Her professional interests include the wines of Piemonte, Bordeaux and Alsace.

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