Break Open The Piggybank! El Bulli To Auction Off Wine Cellar
on 28/08/12 at 2:01 pmWine
Renowned Spanish restaurant El Bulli closed last July and now the estimated 10,000 bottles in its wine cellar are to be sold by Sotheby’s. However, the auction house is currently remaining tight-lipped about where and when the sale will take place.
“Detailed information regarding Sotheby’s sale of wines from El Bulli restaurant will be available in due course,” a Sotheby’s spokeswoman told Wine-Searcher.
Repeatedly crowned as the world’s best restaurant, El Bulli pushed the boundaries of contemporary cuisine for more than two decades under acclaimed chef Ferran Adrià, the pioneer of molecular gastronomy.
The diverse 139-page wine list from the Michelin three-starred restaurant shows that the cellar embraced the world’s classics in its 1,600 different wines, from Bordeaux and Burgundy to Piedmont, as well as modern Spanish wines and Canadian ice wine.
Wines ranged in price from 21.40 euros ($26.50) for a bottle of either the 2008 Enate 234 Chardonnay or 2009 Agusti Torello XII, to 5,350 euros ($6,629) for the 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Romanée Conti. Other highlights included 1982 Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin at 695.60 euros ($862), a 417-euro ($517) bottle of sherry – Oloroso Reliquia de Barbadillo – and the 2000 Pétrus at 3,745 euros ($4640).