NEW YORK – On 19 October, wine collectors will have the unprecedented opportunity to attend an evening sale dedicated to Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Along with the celebrated vintages and rare large format bottles, there will also be a special charity lot presented by Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Chairman and CEO of Domaine Clarence Dillon: the chance for six people to experience the combination of great food, wine and service at the new restaurant Le Clarence in Paris, along with a visit, tasting and lunch at La Mission Haut-Brion itself. The proceeds will benefit New York-based non-profit Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO), which seeks to reduce recidivism by supporting young men in their education, employment and financial independence.
Set in Paris's Golden Triangle in a magnificent mansion built in 1884, Le Clarence re-creates the warm and distinguished atmosphere of the great Bordeaux estates in the heart of the City of Light. The winning bidder will discover a refined and authentic cuisine from renowned Michelin-starred chef, Christophe Pelé, who also served in the kitchens of La Bigarrade, Ledoyen, the Bristol, Pierre Gagnaire and the Royal Monceau. Pelé will prepare a delicious menu accompanied by rare bottles, presented by a Meilleur Ouvrier de France award-winning sommelier, Antoine Pétrus, including: one bottle of La Clarté de Haut-Brion 2009, one bottle of Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2009, one bottle of La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion 2009, one bottle of Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1982, one bottle of Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1989 and one bottle of Clarendelle Amberwine.
Additionally, the winning bidder and their guests will enjoy a private tour of the Château La Mission Haut-Brion cellars and vineyard followed by a private lunch and special tasting for six people in the main dining room hosted by Prince Robert or Jean-Phillipe Delmas.
Proceeds from this one-in-a-lifetime lot will support GOSO, which has established itself as one of the most effective anti-recidivism organizations in the New York City area, empowering young men to avoid re-involvement in the criminal justice system and to reshape their futures through educational achievement, meaningful employment, and financial independence. Over the past decade GOSO has proven that early intervention within the criminal justice system, along with supportive counseling, educational assistance, vocational training, and workforce development can successfully reduce recidivism and help participants become contributing members of their communities.