Fine and rare German wines and vintage Cognac lead Bonhams first wine sale of 2014, to be held in the company's new state of the art salerooms at 101 New Bond Street on Thursday 13 February.
From a private collector on the Continent come a selection of rare bottles – a single bottle of Egon Müller's Scharzhofberger Beerenauslese Fuder 66 from 1959 is estimated at £500-600 and a bottle of Steinberger Trockenbeerenauslese from Staatsweingüter Eltville, also from 1959, at £600-700. Three bottles of J.J. Prüm's 1971 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Trockenbeerenauslese, from the same collection, are offered at £1,000-1,500 each. From more recent vintages, Egon Müller's 2002 Scharzhofberger Eiswein is estimated at £4,000-5,000 for six bottles, the 2005 Trockenbeerenauslese is estimated at £9,000-11,000 for six bottles and £2,500-3,000 for a magnum.
Another Continental collector has consigned a superb array of old Cognacs, including two bottles of 1848 A.E. DOR Grande Fine Champagne Napoléon III Cognac, estimated at £3,000-4,000 each, and a single bottle of 1875 A.E. DOR Très Vieille Grande Champagne Prince Impérial Cognac at £2,000-3,000. Other historic vintages represented are 1838, 1842, 1865, 1900 and 1906.
The classic wine regions of Burgundy and Bordeaux are also well represented. A dozen bottles of Armand Rousseau's 1966 Chambertin are on offer at £15,000-18,000 while single bottles from the late Henri Jayer include 1987 Richebourg at £4,000-4,800, 1988 Echézeaux at £2,500-3,500 and 1999 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux at £2,500-3,000. Six magnums of de Vogüe's 1993 Bonnes-Mares are estimated at £2,500-3,000.
From Bordeaux, an eight magnum Carré d'As case from Duclot, including Château Latour, Margaux, Haut-Brion and Pétrus 2000 is estimated at £16,000-20,000. Six bottles and three magnums of Pétrus 2010 are offered at £9,500-11,000 each and among older vintages, two magnums of Château Latour 1949 are listed at £5,000-7,000 and eleven bottles of Pétrus 1970 at £10,000-12,000.
The sale also includes thirty lots of mature Spanish Rioja back to 1920 as well as a good range of wines from the Rhône and Australia from more recent vintages.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
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