Sotheby’s is delighted to present The Don Stott Cellar: 50 Years of Collecting Part IV, The Final Part on Saturday, 14 September. Over the course of three auctions in May 2015, December 2015 and May 2017, wines from this celebrated Cellar have totaled a remarkable $19 million, with the fourth installment expected to bring over $3 million.
The Don Stott Cellar: 50 Years of Collecting is the most important Burgundy collection ever to come to auction, and The Final Part follows in the footsteps of the previous offerings: over $1.8 million of red Burgundy wines are included from 80 different domaines, and over $540,000 of white Burgundy from 49 different domaines. Among the incredible highlights from the Cote d’Or are 101 lots from Domaine Georges Roumier, valued at over $465,000; 54 lots of Domaine Armand Rousseau, valued at over $330,000; and 56 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, estimated over $355,000.
Beyond Burgundy, The Don Stott Cellar includes an impressive roster from the Rhône, featuring Jean-Louis Chave and Paul Jaboulet Aîné; as well as Italian winemaking legends such as Giacomo Conterno, Bruno Giacosa and Gianfranco Soldera.
Serena Sutcliffe MW, Honourary Chairman, Sotheby’s Wine, commented, “Donald Stott is one of the great wine collectors of our age, a passionate wine lover of generosity and knowledge, a man who appreciates the joy of sharing and the excitement of great bottles. He also understands the companionship of wine and this is why he was able to forge such strong relationships with those who make the finest examples. These friendships were strengthened over years and many visits, dinners, conversations and intense memories and this extraordinary collection illustrates decades of mutual love of the same subject – wine at the highest level.
“There are collectors of many types, with widely differing personalities, ranging from the hedonistic to the intellectual, the spontaneous to the deeply organised, but those who create collections that spread their passion are a special breed. They enhance their lives and in doing so they enhance the lives of others. Don Stott is one such collector.”