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Festive treats on offer in Sotheby's December Wine Sale
Lot 138 Latour 2000. Photo: Sotheby's.

LONDON.- Sotheby’s London auction of Finest & Rarest Wines on 14 December 2016 is brimming with festive treats and a fantastic line-up of stellar Bordeaux. The opening two collections feature the First Growths from all the landmark vintages from 1982 to 2000, including full cases of Lafite 1990 and Latour, Margaux and Mouton 2000. Right Bank stars, Ausone, Cheval Blanc and Petrus also feature, stretching from Ausone 1945 to Petrus 2000. Other legendary older vintages of Bordeaux include individual bottles of Mouton 1928 and 1959 and Latour 1959 and 1961.

‘Exquisite and lush’ Haut Brion Blanc 1995 leads the charge of mouth-watering white Bordeaux which encompasses Haut Brion Blanc, Laville Haut Brion and Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux from a range of vintages. A selection of Coche-Dury and Chablis from Domaine Raveneau are among the white Burgundy highlights.

Domaine de la Romanée Conti features strongly in this sale, from previously unopened 6 bottle cases of Romanée Conti 1993 and Montrachet 1995 to a rare Methuselah of La Tâche 1986. Further DRC lots include a magnum of Grands Echézeaux 1970 and a single bottle of Montrachet 1990.

Rhône and Italy make their mark with each of Guigal’s ‘La La’s’ from the 1991, 2007 and 2009 vintages and a selection of top Barolos from the late 1980s and 1990s including Conterno’s 1985 Barolo Riserva Monfortino. Argentina, California and Australia fly the flag for the New World.

For the perfect opening to a celebratory meal there is an enticing range of Champagne and for the grand finale, a fantastic offering of Sauternes, Armagnac, Cognac, Whisky and parcel quantities of delectable Port!

A selection of highlights is listed below:

Lot 389, Ausone 1945, 4 bottles, est. £2,400-3,000

Lot 390, Cheval Blanc 1950, 1 Magnum, est. £1,000-1,300

Lots 339-340, Mouton Rothschild 1959, 1 bottle, est. £1,600-2,200 per lot

Lot 341, Latour 1961, 1 bottle, est. £2,000-2,600

Lots 9-11, Margaux 1982, 12 bottles, est. £5,500-6,500 per lot

Lot 29, Lafite 1989, 1 Imperial, est. £3,200-3,800

Lot 38, Petrus 1989, 5 bottles, est. £9,000-13,000

Lot 39, Petrus 1989, 1 Magnum, est. £4,000-5,000

Lot 48, Mouton Rothschild 1990, 1 Imperial, est. £2,000-2,600

Lot 149, Lafite 1990, 12 bottles, est. £5,500-7,000

Lot 70 & 165, Haut Brion 1995, 12 bottles, est. £2,600-3,400 per lot

Lot 82, Petrus 1995, 6 bottles, est. £6,800-8,200

Lot 138, Latour 2000, 12 bottles, est. £6,000-8,000

Lot 139, Margaux 2000, 12 bottles, est. £6,000-7,000

Lot 140, Mouton Rothschild 2000, 12 bottles, est. £11,000-16,000

Lot 197, Laville Haut Brion 1996, 12 bottles, est. £800-1,000

Lot 198, Haut Brion Blanc 2000, 6 bottles, est. £1,800-2,200

Lots 344-345, Yquem 1967, 1 bottle, est. £550-750 per lot

Lot 133, Yquem 1986, 12 bottles, est. £1,700-2,200

Domaine de la Romanée Conti
Lot 208, Grands Echézeaux 1970, Domaine de la Romanée Conti, 1 Magnum, est. £600-800

Lot 655 La Tâche 1986, Domaine de la Romanée Conti, 1 Methuselah, est. £12,000-16,000

Lot 348, Romanée Conti 1993, Domaine de la Romanée Conti, 6 bottles, est. £44,000-50,000

Lot 349, Montrachet 1995, Domaine de la Romanée Conti, 6 bottles, est. £15,000-18,000

Lot 436, Montrachet 2001, Domaine de la Romanée Conti, 6 bottles, est. £16,000-20,000

Lots 858-859, Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996, 6 bottles, est. £850-1,000 per lot

Lots 558-563, Dom Pérignon 2000, 6 bottles, est. £420-500 per lot

Lot 223, Barolo Riserva, Monfortino 1985, Giacomo Conterno, 3 bottles, est. £1,800-2,400

Lot 233, Barolo Riserva, Falletto di Serralunga d’Alba 1990 Bruno Giacosa, 6 bottles, est. £2,200-3,000

Lots 665-669, Fonseca 1994, 12 bottles, est. £650-850 per lot

Lots 670-683, Gould Campbell 1994, 12 bottles, est. £240-300 per lot

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