LONDON – As the new wine year commences, Sotheby’s explores A Great Bordeaux Cellar, a 445-lot collection come directly from the châteaux and previously stored in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art underground cellar. Embracing superstars from Bordeaux’s elite châteaux, the auction focuses on four of the five First Growths and their second wines, Super Seconds and other Classed Growths in vintages spanning 1989 to 2007. The majority of châteaux in the sale are featured in bottles, magnums and Imperials and all bar one of the lots are offered in their original wooden cases. It is difficult to choose a selection from such an array, but here we celebrate seven of the best châteaux – and the wines with which to toast the arrival of autumn.