In April, the Sotheby's Wine tasting team – Serena Sutcliffe MW, Jamie Ritchie, Adam Bilbey and Nicholas Jackson – spent eight days in Bordeaux tasting the most important vintages from 2017, from Pomerol to Pauillac and St Emilion to St Estephe. Read ahead to learn about the wines that have already been released; click here to view the current list of Bordeaux Futures releases.
The Masterpiece Collection presents the remarkable cellar of a connoisseur of both wine and art. The Bordeaux selection could almost be called The Battle of the First Growths together with their Right Bank equivalents where benchmark 1982s feature strongly. Click ahead to see highlights from the collection. The Masterpiece Collection 16 May 2018 | London
Following a successful white-glove auction in Hong Kong, Sotheby's is honored to offer more exceptional wines from the Estate of Jerry Perenchio. Mr. Perenchio was best known as a legendary entrepreneur who negotiated some of the biggest events in entertainment history. Deeply passionate about wine, Mr. Perenchio built a cellar that today represents the best of the best, with legendary wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Leroy and de Vogüé in Burgundy, and Petrus and all of the First Growths from Bordeaux. Mr. Perenchio's quest for excellence was recognized in Hong Kong, with the first sale more than doubling pre-sale expectations. The second auction of the collection will take place in New York on 19 May 2018.
Sotheby’s is delighted to offer this April the world’s most sought-after wines in landmark vintages from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône, Piedmont and Napa. From blockbusters such as Haut Brion 1989 and Rayas 1990 to a coveted collection of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in original wood including a banded case of Echézeaux 1990, this auction features masterful winemaking and legendary vintages for serious collectors and new bidders alike. Finest & Rarest Wines 21 April | New York
Sotheby’s Wine is proud to offer a complete collection of Château Pichon Longueville Baron from the outstanding 2009 vintage in Finest & Rarest Wines (21 April, New York), and a complete collection of Château Montrose 2010 in Finest & Rarest Wines (18 April, London). Both collections include all ten bottle formats currently made, from half bottles to the 18-litre Melchior. This very unique offering is perfect for both new and seasoned collectors: for the new collector building a wine cellar, this collection is an opportunity to instantly acquire a complete series of the wine, instead of spending years sourcing each bottle; while for the seasoned collector, this set of wines will add another dimension to their collection. CHATEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE, BARON 2009, A COMPLETE COLLECTION INCLUDING ALL TEN BOTTLE FORMATS FROM HALF-BOTTLES (375 ML) TO MELCHIOR (18 LITERS). ESTIMATE $26,000–35,000.