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Dream cellar of perfect Bordeaux for sale

A dream cellar of Château Cheval Blanc, Pétrus, Haut Brion, Léoville Lascases and Yquem comes under the hammer next month at Sotheby's London.

The wines all come from the cellars of a Swiss villa, and have been kept in perfect conditions since they were released. According to Sotheby’s, the owner bought the wines as soon as they were bottled and kept them in vast air-conditioned cellars. Many of the wines are still in their original wooden cases.

There are cases of Cheval Blanc 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, Pétrus 1970, 71, 73 and 79, two double magnums of 1975 Pétrus, Haut Brion 1964, Léoville Las Cases 1961, and the ultra-collectible Yquem 1967 and 70.

The low estimates vary from £600 (€980) per case for the 1976 Cheval Blanc, to £6,000 (€9,800) for the Pétrus 1970 and £5,000 (€8,170.05) for the Yquem 1967.

The sale takes place at Sotheby’s New Bond Street on 20 March.

Written by Adam Lechmere25 February 2002

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