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Private Collections Lead Heritage Auctions' Largest Multi-Vendor Wine Auction

Posted on December 02, 2019

Dallas, Tex.— More than 2,100 lots comprising a wide array of exceptional vintages, and six feature-caliber collections will be offered Dec. 6-8 in Heritage Auctions’ Fine & Rare Wine Auction in Beverly Hills, making it Heritage’s largest multi-vendor sale to date.

The sale includes a strong range of Burgundy, including three elite collections to start the auction. The first 60 lots include offerings from many of Burgundy’s stars, and with impeccable provenance, while the next 193 include offerings of similar caliber from Napa’s top wineries. The next 108 lots are elite vintages from Bordeaux and Italy.

“This auction has a little of everything,” Heritage Auctions Senior Fine & Rare Wine Director Frank Martell said, “with options that will appeal to trophy hunters, collectors and those who simply like to enjoy an extraordinary vintage.”

Another collection, consigned from the Midwest, includes a broad range of classic claret that just now is entering its perfect window for drinking. The collection also includes exceptional Burgundy and Rhone before Sine Qua Non. All of the recent Sine Qua Non, most of which remains in original wood, is sourced directly from the winery.

The main attraction in the auction’s first session is an allotment of 504 lots of the most comprehensive offering of Burgundy offered through Heritage Auctions in years. Rousseau, Tremblay, DRC, Vogue, Roumier, Ponsot, Dujac, Rouget, Lignier and Hudelot-Noellat are among the featured choices offered.

The sale includes two sessions dedicated to lots from the cellar of renowned Sommelier and Restauranteur Mark Bright and his Saison wine group. The selection includes a trove of spectacular choices for collectors of all levels.

Included among the top individual lots in the sale:

  • Three separate lots of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac Bottle (12) (estimate: $24,000-32,500)
  • Chambolle Musigny 1988 Les Amoureuses, G. Roumier Bottle (11) (estimate: $22,000-30,000)
  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 Pauillac Bottle (12) (estimate: $16,000-21,000)
  • Romanee Conti 2016 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Bottle (1) (estimate: $14,000-18,000)
  • Bonnes Mares 2015 G. Roumier Bottle (12) (estimate: $14,000-18,000)
  • Romanee Conti 1996 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Bottle (1) (estimate: $13,000-16,000)
  • Romanee Conti 2001 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Bottle (1) (estimate: $12,000-15,000)
  • Chateau Petrus 1979 Pomerol Imperial (1) (estimate: $11,000-14,000)

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

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