The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Sotheby's London February Wine Sale To Feature Superb Wine Collection
LONDON.- On Wednesday, 23 February, 2011, Sotheby’s London sale of Finest and Rarest Wines will include a plethora of delectable wines, including a superb private collection of top Bordeaux, the finest vintages of Domaine de la Romanée‐Conti produced in the last 20 years, and a selection of Masseto and Ornellaia from the private cellar of Marchese Lodovico Antinori, together with the fruit of the Marchese’s latest wine project, Biserno. The 548‐lot sale has an overall estimate of £1 – 1.28 million.

Serena Sutcliffe MW, Worldwide Head of Wine at Sotheby’s, comments: “This is a really rewarding sale, full of “gold nuggets” and vinous treasures. The Bordeaux and Burgundy are ace, with Pétrus and Romanée‐ Conti itself proliferating. Marchese Lodovico Antinori has also opened the doors of his exciting personal cellar.”

A collection of Bordeaux removed from a pristine Continental cellar opens the sale, including Châteaux Haut Brion, Margaux and Cheval Blanc 1982, and Château Pétrus 1982, 1990 and 1999. 12 bottles of Château Margaux 1982, Margaux, 1er Cru Classé – “An ethereal scent… the texture has real finesse… top prize” (SS) – come to the market with an estimate of £7,000‐9,000 (lot 2). From the same collection 12 bottles of Château Pétrus 1990, Pomerol carry an estimate of £26,000‐32,000 (lot 8).

A second collection comprises an array of the legendary 2005 vintage of Châteaux Lafite, Haut Brion, Mouton Rothschild, Cheval Blanc and Pétrus, often in parcel quantities:

• Château Lafite 2005, Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé, 3 lots of 6 bottles, est. £4,400‐5,500 per lot (lots 29‐31) – “an absolute ‘must‐have’” (SS)

• Château Mouton Rothschild 2005, Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé, 4 lots of 6 bottles, est. £2,200‐2,800 per lot (lots 34‐37) – “Absolutely stunning… deeply scented and very exciting… one of the greatest Clarets ever made.”

• Château Pétrus 2005, Pomerol, 5 lots of 6 bottles, est. £11,000‐14,000 per lot (42‐46)

The third collection features the finest vintages of Domaine de la Romanée‐Conti produced in the last 20 years. The collection was shipped to Sotheby’s from the cellar of a prestigious French Château (lots 75‐158). Many are available in small quantities:

• Romanée‐Conti 1992 through 2002 and 2004-2006

• La Tâche 1994 through 2006

• Richebourg 1988, 1990, 1994 through 2002 and 2004‐2006

• Romanée St. Vivant 1990, 1994 through 2006

• Grands Échézeaux 1988, 1993 through 2006

• Échézeaux 1990, 1993, 1995 through 2006

A complete case of Romanée‐Conti 1988, Côte de Nuits, Grand Cru, is another highlight, and carries an estimate of £46,000‐55,000 per 12 bottles (lot 214).
An attractive collection of classed growth Bordeaux includes the following parcels: Château Léoville Barton 2000, St. Julien, 2ème Cru Classé, 12 bottles per lot, est. £850‐1,000 per lot (lots 241‐252) and Château Lafite 2003, Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé, 12 bottles per lot, est. £10,000‐12,000 (lots 275‐278).

Lovers of mature Claret will be tempted by the mythical Château Latour 1961, 6 bottles, est. £8,000‐10,000, recently removed from the underground cellar of a beautiful London residence (lot 489).

Sotheby’s is honoured to bring to auction a selection of Masseto and Ornellaia from the private cellar of Marchese Lodovico Antinori. Magnums, double‐magnums and Imperials feature in this stunning line‐up, including: Masseto 1990, Bolgheri, IGT, 3 magnums, est. £2000‐2,600 per lot (lot 396), Ornellaia 1990, Bolgheri, DOC, 1
Imperial, est. £900‐1,100 (lot 415), and Masseto 1996, Bolgheri, IGT, individual magnums, est. £500‐700 per lot (lots 407‐410). The collection features the fruit of Antinori’s latest wine project, Biserno. This is the first time Sotheby’s has offered this fabulous Tuscan wine at auction: Biserno 2006, Tuscany, IGT, 6 bottles per lot, est. £400‐500 per lot (lots 426‐429) and, direct from the cellars of Tenuta di Biserno, Biserno 2007, Tuscany, IGT, 6 bottles per lot, est. £400‐500 per lot (lots 431‐434).





Today's News

February 14, 2011

Egypt's Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass Says Some Objects Looted from Museum Found

Galerie Max Hetzler Presents a Small Retrospective of Major British Artist Bridget Riley

Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914 Examines a Moment of Radical Experimentation in 20th Century Art

The National Gallery Presents Roxy Paine: One Hundred Foot Line and Painting Manufacture Unit

Philbrook Museum of Art Features Exhibition American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow

Saint Louis Art Museum Presents Breathtaking Exhibition "Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea"

Kunsthalle Mannheim Presents Ré Soupault: Rediscovery of a Companion of the Avant-Garde

Prince Philip: Celebrating Ninety Years at the Drawings Gallery in Windsor Castle

American Master David Smith Featured in Exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Washington

Researchers Say Slaves Hid African Charms on Colonial Greenhouse in Maryland

The Fundación Juan March Presents "Cold America" Geometrical Abstraction in Latin America

14th International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair to Open April 14-17, 2011

A Table from the Sea's Edge by Silas Birtwistle on Display in Liverpool's World Museum

ArtPrize 2011 Registration Dates Announced

The Signal Gallery Presents First Group Show 'Mixed Doubles'

Masterpieces to Appear in the Upcoming Art Revolution Taipei 2011

Virginia Museum and The Martin Agency Use Technology to Reach Picasso Enthusiasts

The Knoxville Museum of Art Presents Nine Video Works by Filmmaker Peter Sarkisian

The Jewish Museum Presents 'The Line and the Circle' Video Installation by Sharone Lifschitz

Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller Exhibition Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe on view at the Walters Art Museum

Sotheby's London February Wine Sale To Feature Superb Wine Collection

Best of the West Awards Recognise the Work of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Egypt conservationists to sue over 'botched' Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun mask repair

2.- Scrolls scorched by Vesuvius may be read again thanks to 21st century technology

3.- Italian government seizes more than 5,000 looted antiquities in record 45-million-euro haul

4.- Remains of at least five people found in Alexander the Great-era tomb in Amphipolis

5.- Munich poised to lift ban on Holocaust memorial project known as Stolpersteine

6.- Rare coin records smashed by Heritage Auctions at Florida United Numismatists Convention

7.- Bonhams to offer Alan Turing's hidden manuscript on the foundations of mathematics and computer science

8.- Jane Wilson, painter of luminous landscapes, dies at the age of 90 in New York

9.- First exhibition in the UK to examine Rubens’ influence on art history opens in London

10.- Paul Simonon presents a series of new paintings at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site