Christie’s Wine Department is delighted to introduce The Treasury: Finest Wines from a Peerless Collection. This impeccable collection has been collated by a wine lover over many years from merchants and auction houses. The cellar 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 offering 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 amazing. 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. This marquee auction features the best wines from the most sought after vintages and represents the chance for collectors to delve deep into one of the most treasured cellars to come to auction in recent history.
‘One is always sad to see great wines leave the cellar. They become like one’s children’: rare Burgundy from the cellars of King’s College, Cambridge