T his Autumn, Finest and Rarest Wines + Library Vintages Direct from Sena and Chadwick features an array of offerings ranging from everyday classics to sough after rarities. Leading the sale is an exceptional selection of wines from a long-standing client of Sotheby’s, this entire collection is as seductive and succulent as the wines themselves and it pays tribute to the individual choices made by this committed enthusiast. Highlights include Château Palmer from Sotheby’s Direct from the Chateau sale, fabulous owcs from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, and great offerings from Armand Rousseau, Liger Belair, Domaine Bachelet, and Joseph Drouhin.
Also not to be missed Library Vintages Direct from Seña and Viñedo Chadwick. This offers rare library wines perfect stored in the cellars of Viñedos Familia Chadwick and a great opportunity to an “experience” – which provides buyers a fascinating chance to exclusive tastings, dinners and visits to Viñedo Chadwick hosted by Eduardo Chadwick.
Besides great wines from France, do not overlook fascinating offerings from Italian icons Masseto and Sassicaia, Spanish legend Vega Sicilia Unico and American icon Screaming Eagle. Parcel quantities of Bordeaux Super Seconds are also on display.
There are so many titles we could give to this mouth-watering line-up of wines, the second part of a collection amassed by a very valued client of Sotheby’s Wine. It could be a Festival of First Growths, but then it would not do justice to the Super Seconds and the Bordeaux Right Bank Gems. Equally accurate could be the description Glorious Grands Crus for the splendid Burgundies, but then we would leave out Rousseau’s Clos St.Jacques, an honorary Grand Cru if ever there were one. One is tempted to headline this auction Perfect Palmer, featuring the extraordinary large formats from our Direct from the Château sale, or we could keep it simple and draw your attention to Fabulous DRC. The options are manifold.
We could also lead with the most starry wines from Italy and Spain as these are truly appetising. Who can resist the majesty of Masseto and Sassicaia, with some breathtaking bottle sizes. And then there is Spain’s stunning Vega Sicilia Unico, in both single vintage form and also the amazingly complex Reserva Especial which has a very special place in my heart.
Personal favourites inevitably intervene and my eye is drawn inexorably to such wonders as Chambertin Clos de Bèze 2005 from Joseph Drouhin and Raveneau’s Chablis Blanchot 2005, that stand-out, long-lasting vintage. And Mouton 1986 and Haut Brion 1998 are both wines that I admire unquestionably, for their sheer class and endless dimension. Some vintages are for further ageing – think 2010 for both Bordeaux and Burgundy – and others are for immediate attention – think Latour 1959 in magnum and Harlan Estate 1991. Oh yes, up until now, I have failed to mention that there is a very exciting selection of iconic Californians in this sale.
This entire collection is as seductive and succulent as the wines themselves and it pays tribute to the individual choices made by this committed enthusiast, who has himself enjoyed so many of these wines but who has left some of the very best for others to share his passion. Now, the choice is yours. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
Provenance and storage:
All wines purchased from Sotheby’s Auction in the past 10 years, including many important Single Owner and Direct from winery sales in Hong Kong, London and New York
Details of exact sales are noted where available
Stored professionally at Crown Wine Cellars prior to inspection for the sale
Property of a long-standing client
We are delighted to offer Library vintages of Seña and Viñedo Chadwick direct from Viñedos Familia Chadwick. This offers a rare and fascinating opportunity to experience how both icons from Chile evolve over the years. The sale includes inaugural vintages of Seña and Viñedo Chadwick, from 1996 to 2018 and 1999 to 2018 respectively. 8 of the 47 lots also includes an experience – which provides buyers a fascinating chance to exclusive tastings, dinners and visits to Viñedo Chadwick hosted by Eduardo Chadwick.
All wines come direct from Seña and Viñedo Chadwick Wines
Each lot are placed in branded presentation wooden case(s) dedicated to this sale
Many purchased on release in their original wooden presentation cases from reputable UK wine merchants, Including full cases of DRC Romanee St Vivant, La Tache, Armand Rousseau Chambertin and Cristal Rose.
Stored professionally in the UK prior to the sale
Property of a gentleman
Amassed over a 20-year period by an important Asian collector, this collection showcases parcel quantities of “Super Seconds”, jewels from Burgundy such as J.Drouhin and Champagne such as Dom Perignon, and last but not least, new world gems such as Joseph Phelps Insignia.
Stored in a customized, temperature and humidity-controlled cellar in Taiwan
Property of a gentleman