Zachys Offers Wines Direct from Domaine Faiveley and Nath. Johnston

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Lovers of old claret, burgundy and Italian wines will swoon at the offerings in the Zachys Holiday sale on December 2nd.  This triple-header features a number of strong consignments from various vendors, but really takes off with a selection from the cellars of Bordeaux negociant Nathanial Johnston that includes the 6 bottles and one jero of Petrus 1924, reconditioned at the property, but also more than 2 cases of the sublime ’64 Petrus, mags of the epic ’49 Cheval Blanc, 1890 Pillet-Will Margaux, ’49 Cos, 1916 Gruaud Larose eand 1919 Yquem.  The second chief highlight is a consignment direct from Faively, which includes the first-ever jeros of their  super-cuvée of Clos de Bèze, Les Ouvrées  Rodin, as well as Clos des Cortons from the ’28 and ’59 vintages.  The trifecta is completed with a rich selection from Italy that features large parcels of Masseto and Gaja as well as a robust selection of almost all of the top Italian collectible wines.

Sothebys to auction Bollinger directly from their cellars

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Led by a “tasting opportunity” featuring Bollinger 1914, Sotheby’s November 19th New York sale features “A Century of Bollinger” in addition to a number of other interesting consignments, including more than 200 lots of DRC containing more than fifty cases in original, banded OWC.  Also featured are the cellar of the late Martin Kaplan, rare 1960s Burgundy of good provenance such as full cases of ’66 Clair Daü Bonnes Mares and Rousseau Chambertin, as well as a magnum of 1947 Cheval Blanc.  There are also two charity lots to benefit La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, one of which features a jeroboam of 2000 Mouton and lunch at the château for six, -while the other includes an imperial of ’95 Pétrus and lunch at the Moueix prepared by chef Michel Guérard of the eponymous Michelin three-star restaurant.

Zachys “The Vault” single owner 100% sold, above high estimate

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The New York tranche of Zachys multi-day single owner sale earned more than $5.5 million for the consignor, continuing a strong performance that began in September back in Hong Kong. There have also been two online segments, one of which is continuing. The combined total to date, after the two live sales and one online, is $11,986,289. The two top lots in New York both made $91,875: an imperial of 1961 Latour, and six magnums of 1988 Roumier Bonnes Mares, while six magnums of Rousseau Chambertin 1991 generated $51,450. Wines from Roumier and Rousseau, in fact, dominated the top ten, with seven of ten wines coming from these two iconic Burgundy producers.