The line-up of rare wines has been announced for a dinner to be hosted by private collector Michel-Jack Chasseuil, who wants to raise tens of thousands of euros to turn his 40,000-bottle cellar into a public 'Louvre of wine'.

Michal-Jack Chasseuil in his cellar. Image credit: Nicolas Tucat / AFP / Getty

Just 12 seats will be available for the dinner, to be held at the Aman Hotel in Tokyo on December 8, and with bids starting at €10,000. Guests will be served wines from Michel-Jack Chasseuil’s own cellar, containing 40,000 bottles and 3,000 magnums of rare wines. It has been dubbed the ‘biggest private collection in the world’.

The wines served will be Clos de Vougeot 1865 Domaine Felix Clerget, Massanda Collection Madeira No 83 1915 (Crimea Ukraine), Jerez de la Frontera (cuvee Nelson) 1805, HO Vin de Zucco 1865 from the Duc d’Aumale vineyard in Sicily,

Brown Madeira Imperial (Nicolas) 1835, Jura Vin de Paille 1893, Petrus 1982 and a final surprise wine which is likely to be a rare Burgundy.

The dinner is being organised by Chasseuil and Japanese artist and wine lover Yoko Grandsagne, who is based in Monaco and will be auctioning some of her paintings during a gala dinner on the night of 9 December. Chasseuil will also hold a conference on the Massandra Collection of wines that date back to the 1890s near Yalta, Crimea.

‘I strongly believe in the idea of a Louvre of Wine,’ Grandsagne told Decanter.com. ‘These are treasures that should not be lost to the world.’ 

Written by Jane Anson in Bordeaux