Launch of the Autumn Wine Season with Bumper Sale

Bonhams wine department launches its autumn season with a two-day sale on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September of nearly 850 lots.

The Friday session will offer an important single owner collection of more than 300 lots. It comprises a wide selection of wines from Burgundy as well as Bordeaux, the Loire, Alsace, Rhone, Italy, Spain, Germany and Australia. Highlights include:

Three magnums of Echézeaux 2002, Domaine René Engel. Estimate: £5,000-6,000.
A methuselah (6 litres) of Clos-Vougeot 2004 Domaine René Engel. Estimate: £2,500-3,200.
Six bottles of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée da Capo 2003, Domaine du Pégau. Estimate: £2,000-2,500.
Six bottles of Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, South Australia. Estimate: £2,200-2,800.
Six bottles of Pingus 2001, Ribera del Duero. Estimate: £1,800-2,000.

Among the highlights of the first day of the sale on 26 September are:

A 6 bottle case of Petrus 2005, Pomerol, released direct from the Château in May 2013. Estimate: £13,000-15,000.
A 12 bottle case of Château Lafite Rothschild 2005, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé. Estimate: £5,500-6,500
A 12 bottle case of Château Cheval Blanc 2009, St Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé. Estimate: £5,000-6,000.

Bonhams Global Director of Fine Wine, Master of Wine Richard Harvey, said: "Our autumn season starts with a two-day sale of nearly 850 lots. The extensive private collection of impeccable provenance is particularly comprehensive with examples of wines from all over the world and I expect it to have wide appeal."

A link to the full catalogue can be found here: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25392

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