Largest Private Collection Of Wine Ever Offered At Auction In Australia On Sale

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8th November 2010, 12:04pm - Views: 771
The Largest Private Collection of Wine Ever Offered At Auction In Australia Goes Under The Hammer

One of Australia's most significant and valuable private wine collections, valued in excess of $1 million, may be facing imminent consumption when it goes on sale tomorrow.

The catalogue, which comprises many of the world's greatest, rarest and important wines including the extremely rare 1947 Domaine Bourillon-Dorleans Moelleux Vouvray and 1985 Domaine Henri Jayer Beaumonts, Vosne-Romanee is expected to generate enormous interest across the fine wine world, but whether the new owners of these wines choose to cellar it or drink it is anybodies guess.

Established by a single collector with over 40 years of dedication to the finest wine regions in the world, the first part of this collection of over 4800 lots was sold at the end of 2009, the second part of the collection, over 2500 lots, will be sold when the Langton's online auction closes at 6pm on Tuesday, 23 November 2010.

"The sheer quality, range of wines and scale of this single cellar is exceptional," says Langton's Founder and General Manager, Stewart Langton.

"This is the largest private collection of wine ever offered at auction in Australia. I cannot imagine an opportunity such as this will come around again for a very long time if at all.

"It reflects a single minded pursuit for the best wines of the world, with almost every important wine post code represented including; Chateau Lafite Rothschild (Pauillac, Bordeaux), Leroy (Vosne Romanee, Burgundy), Etienne Guigal (Rhone), Zind Humbrecht (Alsace), Gaja (Piedmonte), Vega Sicilia (Ribera del Duero), Te Mata Estate (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand) and Wendouree (Clare Valley, South Australia).

The catalogue is a remarkable narrative of wine collecting over the last forty years; an early interest in Australian red wine, a fascination with Bordeaux and a heartfelt connection with Burgundy in later life. This is the finest collection of Burgundy ever seen in Australia. Along the way, our collector has discovered the extraordinary wines of Vega Sicilia, Antonio Gaja, Domaine Tempier, Dienhard and Dr Loosen among others," Mr Langton said.

This important and unique wine auction represents an ideal opportunity for buyers to add wines of great quality and provenance to their own cellars. The sale comprises a wide range of cellaring and ready-to-drink wines at estimates and lot-sizes to suit every budget.

Purchasers can be assured that all wines for sale have received the utmost level of care under their prior ownership, with all wines stored in private state-of-the-art refrigerated/ humidified cellars and held at a constant 12 degrees Celsius since purchase.

Highlights on offer in part two of this sale include a rare offering of Hardy's Private Bin and Seppelt red wines from the 1960s and 1970s, complete dozens of 1975 Wendouree Shiraz, a vast collection of Grand Cru Burgundy from Armand Rousseau, Domaine de La Romanee Conti, Domaines des Comtes Lafon, Henri Jayer, Leroy, Thomas Moillard, Mongeard Mugneret and Georges de Vogue etc, stellar vintages of Guigal La Mouline and La Landonne, Chapoutier, JL Chave, Paul Jaboulet, and Chateau de Beaucastel, a comprehensive collection of Bordeaux from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s including Chateau Ausone, Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Leoville Lascases, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Pichon- Longueville Lalande etc, and a litany of great vintages from Antonio Gaja, Ornellaia, Isole e Olena, Vega Sicilia, Hugel, Kuentz-Bas, SA Huet and Trimbach.

This incredible treasure trove from a single private collector, cellared in optimum conditions since original purchase, will open for sale on Tuesday 9 November and close at 6pm Tuesday 23 November. Purchasing through Langton's online auction is simple the system allows buyers to purchase single or multiple bottles, always in control of the price they can afford to pay. Membership is essential and is only $33, or $55 for two years.

For a complete list of the all wines in this single-vendor auction visit: www.langtons.com.au.

ENDS

For more information:
Stewart Langton, Langton's Founder and General Manager
Tel +61 3 9428 4499 Email stewartl@langtons.com.au
Mob +61 414 314 311

Tamara Grischy, Langton's National Operations Manager
Tel +61 3 9428 4499 Email tamarag@langtons.com.au
Mob +61 419 586 325

Editor's Note
Langton's is Australia's leading auction house. Established by Stewart Langton in the 1980s it has been instrumental in the development of the fine wine market in Australia. Each year Langton's offers more than 120,000 lots through its online auction system. www.langtons.com.au

SOURCE: Langton's Wine Online
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