At the Ritz Hotel in Paris, the Lombrail-Teucquam auction house is auctioning 30,000 very rare bottles, including 2,000 magnums, from 3 to 7 April. The collection of the now deceased wine collector was based on the recommendations and assessments of international critics and includes, among others, 350 cases of Premiers Grands Crus Classés from Bordeaux, 1,200 cases of Crus Classés as well as numerous cases of Grands Crus and Premier Crus from Burgundy.
Wine expert Claude Maratier confirms the traceability of the collection and its impeccable storage in a climate-controlled cellar. Among them are Petrus, Cheval Blanc, Mouton Rothschild, Le Pin, d'Yquem, Angelus, La Conseillante and Château Haut-Brion from Bordeaux as well as bottles from the Romanée-Conti, Dujac, Louis Latour, Comte de Voguë or Joseph Drouhin domains.
The estimates for the most prominent lots are: Six magnum bottles of Petrus 1982 in original wooden case: 40,000 to 50,000 euros. A case of twelve bottles of Château Mouton Rothschild 1982: 7,500 to 9,000 euros. A lot with six bottles of Chambertin-clos-de-bèze 1985 and five bottles of Chambertin 1985 by Armand Rousseau: 40.000 to 50.000 Euro. A lot with various wines from the Domaine Romanée-Conti from the 1976 vintage: 50.000 to 60.000 Euro.
(al / Source: La Revue du Vin de France; Photo: 123rf)