Sotheby’s June Two-Day Wine Sale to Feature An Impressive Private Collection of Bordeaux and Burgundy

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LONDON.- An Impressive Private Collection of great wines from France, lovingly put together by a British collector, is to lead Sotheby’s London sale of Finest and Rarest Wines on Wednesday, 15 and Thursday, 16 June, 2011. The collection, which comprises 710 lots and forms the first day of this two-day auction, is estimated to realise in excess of £870,000. The second session of the sale will offer a superlative case of Le Pin, in magnum format, recently removed from the underground cellar of a beautiful English stately home. Only 19 magnum cases were made of this exceptional vintage, presenting an unrivalled opportunity to acquire this mythical wine. The two-day sale will feature over 1000 lots and is expected to bring in the region of £1.7 million. Serena Sutcliffe MW, Worldwide Head of Wine at Sotheby’s, said: “It is a special honour to be able to offer such a complete range of great wines from France from a British co