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AUTUMN FINE WINE SALES 2009 IN NEW YORK AND HONG KONG

By Culturekiosque Staff

NEW YORK, 2 SEPTEMBER 2009 — Aulden Cellars-Sotheby's New York will begin its autumn wine season with a two-day sale of Finest and Rarest Wines featuring Wines from an Important Private Cellar on 25 and 26 September 2009. The sale will offer collectors over 2,200 lots estimated at $2.3/3.3 million and will be highlighted by 923 lots from an Important Private Cellar estimated to bring a more than $1.4 million. Once again, Sotheby's will offer clients online bidding combined with a live audio and video feed, which debuted in June and was met with enthusiasm among collectors from around the world. A presale tasting will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, 23 September.

Among the highlights from an Important Private Cellar will be:

— 19 vintages of Musigny from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé from 1969 to 2005, including cases of 1990, est. $4,500 - 7,000, and 1996, est. $4,500 - 6,500

— 12 bottles of 2005 Charmes Chambertin, Domaine Claude Dugat, est. $3,500 - 5,000

—  one 6-Liter Methusaleh of 1993 Romanée-Conti,est. $18,000 - 25,000

— 28 vintages of Château d'Yquem from 1921 to 2001, including

- 2 bottles of 1921, est. $3,500 -5,000 each
- 6 bottles of 1928, est. $800 -1,100 each
- 15 bottles of 1959, est. $1,100 -1,500 each
- 1 case of bottles of 1975, est. $5,500 - 7,500
- 5 Imperials of 1983, est. $3,000 - 4,000 each
- 3 cases of bottles of 1986, est. $2,250 - 3,250 per case
- 2 cases of bottles of 1990, est. $3,500 - 5,000 per case
- 1 imperial of 2001, est. $5,000 - 7,000

—  a selection of Château Latour from 1934 to 1999, including

- 6 cases of bottles of 1990, est. $5,500 -7,500 per case
- 6 magnums of 1996, est. $5,000 - 7,000

—  a selection of Château Margaux from 1934 to 1999, including

- 1 case of bottles of 1990, est. $7,000 -10,000

—  Wines from Château Haut Brion from 1934 to 2005, featuring

- 1 case of bottles of 1989, est. $8,000 -12,000
- 2 cases of bottles of 1990, est. $4,250 - 6,500 per case

• a selection of Château La Mission Haut Brion from 1952 to 2005, such as

- 12 bottles of 1975, est. $6,500 - 9,000
- 2 cases of bottles of 1989, est. $6,500 - 9,000 per case
- 3 cases of bottles of 1990, est. $2,250 - 3,250 per case

— over 160 lots of German wines, including

- 11 cases of Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 1990 from J. J. Prum est. $800 - 1100 per case

The sale will also feature a selection of wines from Dominique Lafon, including wines from Héritiers du Comte Lafon and Domaine des Comtes Lafon comprising more than 90 cases of Mâcon from 3 Héritiers du Comte Lafon, including 25 cases of 2006 Mâcon-Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette estimated at $150/200 per case.

Highlights from this selection will include:

—  3 vintages of Montrachet including 2 bottles of 2004, est. $3,000 -4,000

— Over 28 cases of Meursault, including 12 bottles of 2004 Meursault Perrieres, est. $2,250 - 3,250 and 12 bottles of 2004 Meursault Charmes, est. $1,300-1,800

—  13 cases of Volnay including 5 cases of 2006 Volnay, Santenots du Milieu, est. $850 -1,100 each

— 25 cases of 2006 Macon-Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette, est. $150/200 each

Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, Sotheby's autumn season will continue with two single-owner sales on 3 and 4 October, kicking off the company's autumn series of sales in Asia.

The Classic Cellar from a Great American Collector III - 3 October

An Exceptional Cellar from a Private American Collector - 4 October

Estimated combined total: approximately HK$30 - 45 million; with a total of over 1,000 lots comprising more than 6,000 bottles.

Highlights from both Collections include over 30 cases of Pétrus from 1982 to 2000, and more than 40 cases of both Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild from 1959 to 2000. From Burgundy, the highlight is a substantial collection of wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, including 12 vintages of the great Romanée-Conti.

Lastly, on 21 November, Sotheby's New York will sell a collection of wines direct from the legendary Spanish winemaker Bodegas Vega Sicilia, owned by the Alvarez family. The sale will comprise 214 lots estimated at more than $350,000, with highlights including 436 bottles of the vineyard's signature wine Vega Sicilia Único from 1921 to 1999 and five vertical selections, including a vertical collection of 41 bottles from 1921- 1999, all signed by the winery's general director Pablo Alvarez (est. $15/25,000). Sotheby's sale will include not only wines from Bodegas Vega Sicilia, but also all of the wines from Grupo Vega Sicilia, which is led by Pablo Alvarez and includes Bodegas Alión, Bodegas Pintia, both in Spain, and Tokaj Oremus in Hungary.

*estimates do not include buyer's premium

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