Two pristine private cellars are heading towards the auction block in New York during the next couple of weeks. Both are single-owner consignments and considered to be in fantastic condition.
On Saturday, April 2, Zachys is auctioning a 1,000-lot private collection, consisting mainly of fine Italian wine. The collection features more than 400 different Barolos and Barbarescos. Rarities include a single bottle of Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale 1937 estimated at $7,000 to $12,000 and a 5-bottle lot of Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva 1961 estimated at $1,600 to $2,600. The cellar also contains more than 100 different Rhône wines (a case of Château Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin 1989 is estimated at $4,200 to $6,000), 150 different Bordeaux lots (including two bottles of Château Haut-Brion 1924 and a bottle of Château Mouton-Rothschild 1945) as well as historic Burgundies and rare Loire wines from Huët.
On Saturday, April 16, Aulden Cellars-Sotheby's is auctioning a private cellar, made up primarily of wines from the post-1970 era. There are 19 cases of Château Ausone 1982 estimated at $2,400 to $3,500 each and 10 cases of Château Cheval-Blanc 1982 estimated at $5,500 to $7,500 each. Burgundy is well-represented with 24 cases of Henri Boillot Mazis-Chambertin Hospices de Beaune Madeleine Collignon 2000 (estimated at $1,000 to $1,400 each). Rounding out the collection are 19 cases of Tenuta Antinori Tignanello 1995 valued at $600 to $800 each.
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