Hermitage La Chapelle vertical leads Sotheby's wine sale

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2015-06-26 11:25:28

Wine from some of America's most remarkable private collections will be offered at Sotheby's next month.

A forthcoming sale will be led by the collection of Dr. Ed Planz, a true wine connoisseur who spent decades assembling a selection of ready-to-drink Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Rhône, and Californian wines.

Notable highlights from the 500-lot collection include 8 bottles of 1982 Pétrus estimated at $22,500-$32,500; 12 bottles of 1982 Latour estimated at $14,000-$18,000; 11 bottles of 1985 La Tâche DRC estimated at $25,000-$35,000; and 8 bottles of 1985 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Ponsot, estimated at $16,000-$22,500.

“Seven decades of liquid bliss are represented in Dr. Ed Planz’s cellar- you could put a pin in the list and come up with a legendary bottle every time," said Serena Sutcliffe MW, Worldwide Head of Wine.

The auction also includes a unique offering from Paul Jaboulet Aîné, with a stunning series of verticals topped by Hermitage La Chapelle.

“Hermitage La Chapelle is a legendary wine, which is even more special when it comes direct from the cellars and in large format bottles, which are always very popular during the festive Holiday season," said Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby's Wine CEO & President, Americas & Asia.

"In addition, for those who like to travel to the greatest wine regions of the world, Caroline Frey and her team are offering a fabulous two day visit to Domaines Paul Jablouet Ainé as part of a great 34 Magnum Vertical of Hermitage La Chapelle from 1961 to 2012 – that will be one fun trip to look forward to in the New Year!” In total the sale, which takes place in New York on December 6, is expected to achieve $2.8-$4 million.

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