KRUG & BERLUTI: 1 BOTTLE KRUG GRANDE CUVÉE 158TH EDITION, 1 BOTTLE KRUG 2002 & A "BERLUTI FOR KRUG" BAG
Estimate: 5,500 - 11,000 GBP
1 BOTTLE (75CL) KRUG GRANDE CUVÉE 158TH EDITION, 1 BOTTLE (75CL) KRUG 2002 WITH A RARE "BERLUTI FOR KRUG" BAG AND A LIMITED-EDITION LUXURY BOX SET OF TWO GLASSES BY RIEDEL FOR KRUG
1 bottle (75cl) of Grande Cuvée 158th edition, 1 bottle (75cl) of Krug 2002, 1 bespoke Berluti pour Krug ‘The Short Journey’ bag, including two glasses
KRUG GRANDE CUVÉE 158TH EDITION
This Grande Cuvée has been produced every year since the founding of the House in 1843, and this is the 158th edition. A limited number of bottles have recently been discovered in the Krug cellars and Sotheby’s are privileged to offer one of these bottles at auction. This Cuvée is a blend of 76 wines from 10 different years ranging from the 1988 to 2002 vintage.
In the words of Eric Lebel, Cellar Manager at Maison Krug, this vintage is a ‘tribute to nature’. It expresses elegance and serenity, the raison d'être of the House.
BERLUTI POUR KRUG: ‘THE SHORT JOURNEY’:
For late 2016, Berluti and Krug are embarking on the next chapter of their collaboration by creating two exclusive, limited-edition bags with only 100 numbered examples available: Short Journey and Long Journey. Drawing their inspiration from Berluti’s emblematic Un Jour briefcase, these bags have been designed as exclusive accessories for collectors and Krug Lovers alike.
The dual-purpose bags, which are Champagne carriers for transporting bottles of Krug and Joseph glasses, or travel bags for carrying Berluti shoes, also stand out by virtue of their exclusive dark cherry patina, which lends them a deep gloss. Both bags feature an outer zip pocket with a patinated Venezia leather zip-pull. The interior is lined with ‘grigio topo’ microfiber and the signature ‘Berluti pour Krug’ features inside and out. Included is also a bag charm reproducing the iconic shape of a bottle of Krug Champagne.
The small design, Short Journey, which is on offer as part of this Sotheby’s lot, features three removable compartments in a bag accompanied by two Joseph glasses in a flannel pouch signed « Berluti pour Krug». This small bag can also hold a pair of Berluti shoes and a shoe care kit.
Please note that the purchase price does not include applicable shipping and insurance, taxes or import charges which may be charged in addition to the purchase price.
The wine(s) in this lot are offered In Bond, at Bordeaux City Bond, Bordeaux (BCB), France. Buyers are invited to contact BCB directly for the collection of wines. For enquiries regarding taking the wine as duty paid please contact Bordeaux City Bond. Bordeaux City Bond may offer to arrange third party shipments to certain locations, for more information please contact:
Florence d’ALEMAN | Bordeaux City Bond
+33 (0)5 57 89 40 33
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Sotheby’s will offer one consolidated complimentary shipment of wine from Bordeaux City Bond to Octavian Wine Storage for buyers who wish to transfer their purchases In Bond from Bordeaux City Bond to their own account at Octavian. To benefit from the consolidated shipment, buyers will need to already have their own account at Octavian and have 30 days following the date of the sale to settle their invoice and confirm their desire to have their wines transferred in bond to Octavian. Receipt of funds or notice of transfer beyond this deadline will exclude those wines from the complimentary shipment. The physical movement of the wines will take place in January 2020.
Image 1 ©Mikael Benard