Impressive Private Cellars Lead Bonhams July Fine and Rare Wines Sale

Leading vintages of Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux from private cellars feature strongly in Bonhams Fine and Rare Wines sale in London on Thursday 16 July.

From a Normandy château cellar comes an impressive and rare collection of Bordeaux from the 1947 vintage, stored there since purchase. These include:
• Nine bottles of Château Cheval Blanc 1947: £1,000-3,000 a bottle
• Thirteen bottles of Château Latour 1947: £3,500-4,200 for four bottles
• Six bottles of Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1947: £3,500-4,200.

A London cellar presents a notable offering of 50 lots of Champagne from top houses. Among the highlights are:
• A magnum of Dom Pérignon P3 1966: £2,000-3,000.
• Six bottles of Krug 1990: £1100-1300
The same cellar also includes a large selection of Egon Müller Scharzhofberger.

A collection of over 60 lots of Burgundy comes from the cellar of a wine enthusiast who drove to the area every autumn for nearly 20 years and brought the wines back himself. Among the outstanding vintages are:
• A bottle of Musigny 2001, Domaine G. Roumier: £6,000-7,000 (also a bottle of the 2006 vintage at the same estimate).
• Three bottles of Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, Les Amoureuses 2002, Domaine G. Roumier: £6,000-8,000.
The same collection also includes six vintages from different lieux-dits of Domaine Roulot Meursault.

Finally, the sale also features a collection of Bordeaux wines, many in large formats, including an imperial of Chateau Latour 1988 (£3,000-3,800) and two six bottle cases of Petrus 1999: £9,000-10,000 per case.

Bonhams Global Director of Wine and Master of Wine Richard Harvey said, "Private cellars make up the backbone of our July sale with top class offerings from leading estates in Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne."

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