Rare Riojas up for auction at Bonhams
- Monday 26 November 2012
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay 1925, Marqués de Riscal 1946, 1950, 1964 and 1982, Viña Tondonia 1961, 1964 and 1970 form part of the Fine and Rare wine sale on 6 December.
A case of Castillo Ygay Reserva Especial 1925 is expected to fetch £3,000–£3,600, while lots of Ribera del Duero’s Vega Sicilia dating back to the 1950s have estimates of £500-£600 per three bottles.
Also in the sale are 22 cases of Lebanon’s Chateau Musar, dating back to 1979 and expected to fetch around £300 per case.
Fine Italian wines are well represented, with Sassicaia, Masseto, Brunello di Montalcino from Argiano and Biondi-Santi, Barolo and Barbaresco from Ceretto, Gaja and Elio Grasso.
The top lots of Sassicaia are three cases of the 1997 vintage, expected to fetch £1,400-£1,600.
Burgundy lots come from domaines such as Chevillon, Dujac, Fourrier with the top lot in the sale a case of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1988, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, estimated at £70,000-£90,000.
Elsewhere in the sale are dozens of lots of high-end Australian wines from Henschke, Torbreck, Rolf Binder, Gibsons and Fox Creek.