Christie’s Announces Wine & Spirits Online Sale

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LOT 13 Harlan Estate 2001 6 bottles per lot. Estimate: $4,000-6,000. © Christie’s Images Ltd 2020.

NEW YORK, NY.- The Christie’s Wine & Spirits Department announced Christie’s Wine & Spirits Online, open for bidding March 24 to April 7, presenting a superlative offering of California’s finest wines alongside other international rarities.

The online only auction begins with an impressive vertical of Harlan estate in bottle and magnum spanning celebrated vintages from 1991 to 2014. Also featured are some of the most treasured California producers, including Promontory, Opus One, Insignia, Dominus, Ridge, Bond, Araujo, Spottswoode, among many others. Additionally, there is a section of lots from Premiere Napa Valley Auction showcasing special bottlings usually only offered to top tier trade. Premiere Napa Valley offers limited edition, small production (60-240 bottles produced), one-of-a-kind cuvées from top tier California producers. The winemakers utilize this special opportunity to be highly creative and selective with these bottles, initialling each one to mark the authenticity and unique nature of this endeavour. These highly collectible wines are only available to trade buyers at their annual, private auction. For more information on California wines, refer to Christie’s collecting guide: The Californian wine producers every collector wants to have in their cellar.

Alongside the offering of prominent Californian wines, the Bordeaux First Growths also demand your attention. From ample selections of Mouton and Margaux, to an imperial of 1990 Lafite-Rothschild ($5,500 – 7,500), to a full case of 1990 Petrus ($28,000 – 40,000), this auction is packed with Old World gems. Burgundy is equally strong with great vintages from producers like DRC, Perrot-Minot, and Leflaive, just to name a few.

The sale is rounded out with excellent bottles from Rhône, Italy, Champagne, and Portugal, finishing with impressive Scotch and Bourbon whiskies. A large selection of Pappy Van Winkle is just one notable highlight.

Highlights | Christie’s Wine Online | 24 March to 7 April 2020

• LOT 7
Harlan Estate 1997 Napa Valley In original wooden case 6 bottles per lot $4,500 – 6,500

• LOT 328
Barbour Vineyards, Man Cave Blend VII Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Premiere Napa Valley In two original cartons 11 bottles per lot $5,500 – 8,500

• LOT 116
Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 1991 Santa Cruz In original carton 12 bottles per lot $3,800-5,000

•LOT 523
Petrus 1990 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel 12 bottles per lot $28,000 – 40,000

• LOT 498
Château Lafite-Rothschild 2002 Pauillac, 1er cru classé In original wooden case 12 bottles per lot $6,000 – 9,000

• LOT 508
Château Mouton-Rothschild 2005 Pauillac, 1er cru classé 12 bottles per lot $5,000 – 8,000

• LOT 736
Macallan, Red Ribbon 1938 Speyside 1 bottle per lot $8,000 – 15,000

• LOT 742
Macallan, 29 Year Old 1976 Speyside, Distilled 1976, bottled 2006, cask no. 11354 In original wooden case 1 bottle per lot $15,000 – 20,000

• LOT 758
Karuizawa, Noh 31 Year Old 1981 Japan, Distilled 1981, bottled 2013, cask no. 8775 In original carton 1 bottle per lot $4,000 – 6,000