Bonhams Fine Wine Sale to Feature Exceptional 200-Lot Collection

By Paul Joseph

An exceptional cellar put together by a passionate wine collector in Spain is set to headline Bonhams Fine Wine sale in London later this month.

The 200-lot collection is particularly strong in top Bordeaux and includes a magnum of 1953 Château Pétrus, five bottles of Pétrus 1982, three cases of Château Latour 1970, nine dozen Château Lafite Rothschild and five cases each of Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Haut-Brion 1970.

From the same cellar comes a fine selection of rare old Spanish wines, including two cases of Vega-Sicilia Unico 1948 and two cases of the 1953 vintage. Among historic vintages of Rioja are case lots of Marques de Riscal Reserva 1922, 1925 and 1938 and a case of Castillo Ygay Reserva Especial 1934.

Richard Harvey, Head of Bonhams Wine Department, said: “As usual, there is a wide selection of wines in this sale but the range of first growth Claret is particularly impressive.

“Interest in Bordeaux is returning, as witnessed by the wine tasting hosted in London recently with Château Mouton Rothschild.

"A similar event with Chateau La Conseillante will take place on 3 March and other tastings are planned for later in the year.”

Notable among Champagne in this month's sale is a range of Louis Roederer Cristal in large formats; three magnums of 1982 Rose, six magnums of 1983 vintage, six magnums of 1985 and two methuselahs of 1990.

Bonhams Fine Wine sale will take place on 19th February.

By Paul Joseph