Here’s your chance! Haut-Brion auctions rare vintage collections

on 13/10/11 at 3:12 pm

Wine

Two limited edition vintage sets from Château Haut-Brion are to be auctioned online with the proceeds going to charity.

Valued at US$460,000, bidding for the two “consoles”, one with red vintages, one with white, begins on the luxury auction site charitybuzz.com this Friday 14 October.

In total 20 “consoles” have been made – 15 red and five white – which represent a collaboration between Prince Robert of Luxembourg, president of Domaine Clarence Dillon and furniture maker Lord Linley and are made up of wines that have never left the estate’s cellars.

Prince Robert and Linley worked for two years on the project to produce the cases, each of which holds eight bottles and includes silverwork by Italian jeweller Buccelatti.

The red case for the auction includes the vintages 1935, 1945, 1959,1961, 1975, 1989, 1990 and 2009. The bottle of 1945 is one of only seven bottles remaining in the château’s cellars.

The white console includes 1969, 1976, 1983, 1989, 1994, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

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