Major auction ahead. Chateau Latour & Christie’s to run ex-cellar sale

on 21/04/11 at 4:55 pm

Wine

Chateau Latour is looking to emulate the runaway success of Chateau Lafite’s Hong Kong auction last year with its own extraordinary ex-cellar sale.

Christie’s Hong Kong will offer offer bottles from vintages from 1863 to 2009 direct from the cellars of the chateau, on 27 May.

All bottles have been inspected and authenticated by Chateau Latour’s CEO, Frédéric Engerer, and every bottle bears a ‘Prooftag’ traceability and authentication seal.

Back labels are inscribed with the words, ‘This bottle was released directly from the cellar of Château Latour in April 2011 specifically for Christie’s auction in Hong Kong on May 27th 2011’.

Christie’s head of wine for Asia, Charles Curtis, told Decanter.com, ‘We are going right back to some of the oldest bottles that they have at the chateau, in a variety of formats’.

{Full story via Decanter}

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