Rare and vintage Bordeaux auction to raise £1.3 million

Next week Sotheby’s in London is auctioning more than 1,000 lots of vintage wine from Bordeaux which it is estimated will fetch in the region of £1.3 million. Sotheby’s international head of wine has memorably described the 1959 Latour as “a monument to all that is great about Pauillac.” The oldest lot is a magnum of 1921 Ausone but other great Bordeaux vintages which are represented include 1961 Haut-Brion, 1982 Petrus and 4 imperials of Pichon Lalande, also from 1982. Other regions in the sale include Burgundy represented by some 1971 La Tache, Spain’s Vega Sicilia and Germany. The eclectic and far-ranging lots have been sourced from amongst other places an underground cellar in northern Europe and the private cellar of a Bordelaise family. For more information click on article below.