13/12/2022 Latest News
Just in time for Christmas the latest SAR’s sale featuring a Private Collection of Fine Wines, Whisky
and Specialist was a bright and joyous occasion. Following on from a festive viewing with mulled
wine and mince pies, the sale kicked off to a fabulous start with lot 1: a group of five bottles of 1989
Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes, which sold well over estimate for £1,000.
This though was just the beginning of a sale that featured a number of Premier and Premier Grand
Cru Classe wines, many of exceptional vintages, including this case of twelve bottles of Chateau
Lafite Rothschild, from the exceptional 1996 vintage, which sold for £6,000 and this case of 2003
Chateau Cheval Blanc which sold for £2,600. For those wanting a single exceptional bottle to
experience there was this 1961 bottle of Mouton Rothschild which sold for £500.
With a taste for up and coming wines from traditional vineyards, this really was an connoiseurs
collection. Chateau Angelus did not achieve its status as a Premier Grand Cru until 2012, so it was
fantastic to see a fabulous selection of late 20th and early 21st century wines from this estate coming
under the hammer, including this case of twelve bottles from the 1998 vintage which sold for