Sotheby’s London – Fine and Rarest Wines – An Extraordinary Private Collection

October 4th, 2011 by

Housed in an exquisitely designed Continental property, this collection was amassed over two decades by a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist. Imbued with an appreciation of art and wine, the owner acquired the majority of his wine through one reputable Bordeaux merchant.

Some 5,743 bottles, 689 magnums, 479 double magnums, 215 Jeroboams and 247 Imperials were accommodated in five separate cellars, each benefiting from impeccable, state of the art underground storage.

This collection features one of the most comprehensive selections of First Growth Bordeaux we have ever offered at auction, with vintages from 1955 to 2004, nearly all of which in original wooden cases.  If ever a wine collection were a reflection of the individuality and personality of its owner, this is it.