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  • La Tache 1971 stars at Sotheby's London wine auction
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    Paul Fraser
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La Tache 1971 stars at Sotheby's London wine auction

Sotheby's will host the first London wine sale of the season on September 17-18, with an eclectic selection to suit all tastes.

With over a thousand lots on offer, the sale is expected to realize around £1.3m ($2.1m) across three sessions.

The leading lot will be five magnums of La Tache 1971, a wine described as "pure indulgence" with "beauty and stature" by Sotheby's expert Serena Sutcliffe.

La Tache
La Tache is among the world's most desirable wines

Estimated at £20,000-£26,000 ($32,154-$41,800), the lot will be offered alongside another nine bottles estimated at £18,000-£24,000 ($28,939-$38,585).

For lovers of rare Bordeaux there's an extensive collection which includes Ausone 1921 and Ausone 1955, twelve-bottle offerings of Latour 1959 and Haut Brion 1961.

Three Double magnums of Pétrus 1982 will be up for grabs, estimated at £8,000-10,000 ($13,056-16,321) each, whilst Jeroboams of the 1981 vintage are expected to sell for £3,000-£4,000 ($4,896-6,528) per lot.

An underground cellar in Northern Europe will provide an intense start to the second session, with a collection of DRC in "superlative condition and with impeccable provenance" acquired through Sigurd Müller Vinhandel - Denmark's sole DRC wine importer.

And with further vintages from California, Spain and Germany - ranging from timeless icons to the world's finest cult wines - there should be something to tempt every palate.

It looks set to be a busy few weeks for wine collectors worldwide, as Sotheby's will also conduct a major sale in Hong Kong next month which includes a 114 bottle DRC superlot estimated at up to $2.5m.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • 1971LastarsT�che