An Exceptional Cellar of French Classics features Bordeaux from the 1950s through 2000 including myriad châteaux in the fabled 1982 vintage. The abundance of large formats, notably Latour 1955, Lafite 1959 and Haut Brion 1982 - all in double magnum - is remarkable. The Right Bank selection boasts two superlative duos: Petrus and Lafleur 1982 and La Conseillante and Vieux Château Certan 1989 - what a comparison that would be! Burgundy is not to be outshone, with a complete 1985 assortment case from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti being a hedonists dream.
The supreme highlight is two cases of Cheval Blanc 1947, a legendary wine of huge richness and impact, from the Ortiz family collection. Parcel quantities of Margaux 1947 and Margaux 1982 plus Yquem 1921 add to the excitement surrounding this offering.
From the private collection of Earl Spencer comes a case of the fabled Château Haut Brion 1989, Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931 and a wonderful selection of Cognac.
Notable lots from further collections include Petrus spanning 1995 to 2000 and Penfolds Grange 1998 and 2000.