Sotheby’s London Wine Season To Open with A Magnificent Private Collection of Chateau Lafite


LONDON.- On Wednesday, 26 January, 2011, Sotheby’s London will offer a Magnificent Private Collection of Château Lafite, Château Mouton Rothschild 1959, Château Latour 1959 and Château Haut Brion 1961. The 51 lots will open the sale of Finest and Rarest Wines & Vintage Port, and all come with impeccable provenance. Described by Serena Sutcliffe MW, Worldwide Head of Wine at Sotheby’s, as “A stunning array of the most iconic wines ever made that sets the bar for this first sale of the year in London”, this collection is expected to bring in the region of £500,000. The 538‐lot sale has an overall estimate of £1.19 – 1.49 million. In the wake of Sotheby’s record price for a single standard sized bottle at auction, achieved when a bottle of Château Lafite 1869 sold for $232,692 in Hong Kong in October 2010, the demand for Château Lafite – particularly among Asian buyers – continues