Exceptional Bordeaux lot is valued at £6,500 in Bonhams' fine wines sale
Exceptional Bordeaux lot is valued at 6,500 in Bonhams' fine wines sale
A dozen 1983 bottles including the Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild are auctioning today
Collectors with a taste for the finest wines will be popping corks and clinking glasses in London, today (October 21).
A number of exceptional vintages are set to go under the hammer at Bonhams' latest Fine & Rare Wines sale at New Bond Street.
Not surprisingly, the auction boasts some of the finest wines in the market -including various lots of highly-coveted Bordeaux.
Among them is a lot comprising 11 bottles of the legendary Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1983 and a single bottle of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1983.
The legendary Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1983 is among the lots auctioning at Bonhams, later today
According to Bonhams' lot notes, the Lafite selection includes three "very top shoulder" bottles, albeit with four "slightly damaged" capsules.
The Mouton Rothschild 1983meanwhileis reportedly "very top shoulder", again with slight damage and a lightly damp-affected label.
Needless to say, any aesthetic wear and tear will be unlikely to curb bidders' enthusiasm at Bonhams. The lot is auctioning with an 5,000-6,500 (5,800-7,500) estimate.