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Delights from Fine Private Cellars

Tom Baxter | May 7, 2022

Newly acquired by Sotheby’s Wine is this eclectic array of fine wines sourced from the cellars of a calculating private collector. The world’s greatest regions, and indeed many of the leading lights within them, are represented here and often with considerable bottle age. However, this does not mean for a second that there isn’t room for the occasional surprise.

Bordeaux is both plentiful and mature here, from First Growths Latour and Lafite in 2001 to magnums of 1986 Les Forts de Latour. A healthy tranche of the compelling 2000 vintage likewise rounds out the selection.

If Claret is the head of this collection, then Burgundy is its heart and it beats to the tune of some of its very finest growers. Pristine Comte Lafon Meursault Perrières, Charmes, Goutte d’Or, Clos de la Barre are all on offer, with 2002 being the youngest amongst them. Be sure not to miss the singular, rare gems from Domaine Leroy in the vintages that opened a millennium. If that doesn’t tempt you, then perhaps mature Grands Crus of Puligny and Chassagne from Sauzet, Pernot and Leflaive will.

Beyond these pillars of France, impressive stock of 1995 Riserve from Soldera, both Case Basse and Intistieti, diversify the list. Be it Beaucastel’s Hommage à Jacques Perrin, or magnums of 1980s Silver Oak and Robert Arnoux, there is sure to be something therein to turn the head of any devoted wine lover.

We anticipate high demand for this enticing catalogue of vinous greats, so we invite you to partake and give a new home to some of this divine domestic collection.