UK highlights include; Six bottles of Pétrus 1966 ; five bottles of Chapoutier Hermitage 1961 , and two dozen bottles of Graham 1955 Port from a cellar in Shropshire. Three magnums of Jean-Frédèric Mugnier’s Musigny 2002 from a cellar in Gloucestershire. Twelve bottles of 2005 Meursault La Goutte d’Or, Domaine Arnaud Ente consigned from Berkshire. Six bottles Clos-Vougeot 1999 Domaine René Engel from a private London cellar. A wide range of vintages from Felton Road, considered amongst the finest producers of Pinot Noir in New Zealand, from another London collector.
A German collector has consigned 25 lots of mature Riesling, including six bottles of Scharzhofberger Feine Auslese 1959, while bottles of Coche-Dury Meursault Perrieres and Corton-Charlemagne are offered from another European cellar. Until its closure earlier this year, The Ritz Club was one of the most famous and glamorous gambling establishments in the world with a cellar to match its reputation for luxury.
Several bottles feature in the sale, including; four bottles of Le Pin 2007, a bottle of Romanée-Conti 2008, a jeroboam (3 litres) of Remy Martin Louis XIII Cognac in a presentation wooden case. Additionally, a broad selection of top quality wines that have been kept in professional storage, including, Six bottles of Bonnes-Mares 2000, Domaine Georges Roumier . Not only this but, three cases of Hine 1955 Grande Champagne Cognac and A three-bottle case of La Tâche 2007.
Bonhams Senior International Director of Fine Wine and Master of Wine Richard Harvey said: “Bonhams Christmas Wine sale is renowned for its breadth and variety and this year is no exception. We have a wide selection of top Bordeaux and Burgundy vintages from English and European collectors, with the added bonus of bottles from the cellar of the world-famous Ritz Club.”