Skinner Auction of Fine Wines November 4th in Boston

. October 28, 2009

100 Years of Bordeaux, Excellent Burgundies and New World Wines

BOSTON, Mass. – Oct. 28, 2009 – Skinner, Inc., one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will host its fall auction of Fine Wines on November 4tht at 6 p.m. in its Boston gallery at 63 Park Plaza. The sale, realized through a partnership with Lower Falls Wine Company of Newton, MA, will offer nearly 400 lots of fine vintage Bordeaux, Burgundy and New World wines.

Chateau Haut BrionThe finest producers of Bordeaux are represented from Chateau Latour, Chateau Petrus, and Chateau La Mission Haut Brion. Of particular note is a 10 bottle lot of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1959 (lot 99, est. $11/16,000); eight bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1959 (lot 105, est. $7/10,000); and two bottles of Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 2000 (lot 126, est. $8/1,200). The sale also offers more recently bottled Bordeaux vintages offering buyers the wonderful dilemma of whether to collect and cellar, or to open and enjoy with friends and family. The Rhone is well-represented with a bottle of Domaine du Pegau, Chateauneuf du Pape, Cuvee da Capo 2003 (lot 169, est. $6/1,000) and single bottles of Guigal, La Landonne 1983 (lot 171, est. $4/600), Guigal, Cote Rotie La Mouline 2003 (lot 175, est. $4/600), and Guigal, Cote Rotie La Torque 2003 (lot 176, est. $4/600) among others.

The sale boasts luscious New World wines of such superlative descriptions as to be evocative of the accolades showered down upon the most highly lauded, mature fine French wines. These iconoclastic, maverick winemakers are shown off with two bottles of Sine Qua Non, Just for the Love of It Syrah 2002 (lot 263, est. $850/1,200) and three and four bottle lots from Charles Smith – Old Bones Syrah 2005 (lot 265, est. $325/450) and The Skull Syrah 2005 (lot 266, est. $350/550) and a single bottle of Chris Ringland Shiraz 1998 (lot 200, est. $500/700).

Just in time for the holiday, great Champagne in party-sized lots of 8, 14, and 20 bottles will take buyers from hors d’oeuvres through dessert. Highlighted is seven bottles of Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne (lot 39, est. $7/1,100); five bottles of Veuve Clicquot, Grand Dame 1979 (lot 40, est. $1,5/2,200); and 12 bottles of Heidsieck, Vintage Brut Millesime 1990 (lot 342, est. $7/1,100).

According to Marie Keep, Director of Fine Wine at Skinner Inc., “The current wine market is a boon for buyers. Wines that may have been out of reach at the zenith of the market are now approachable at auction. It’s a good time to start collecting again.” Keep continued, “Skinner remains the only major auction house in New England to offer fine wines at auction, and the interest in these auctions reflects Boston’s love of fine wines.”

To arrange for a preview, please contact Marie Keep, director of Skinner’s Fine Wines Department, at 508 970-3296 or finewines@skinnerinc.com. Skinner is currently accepting consignments for its Spring 2010 auction of Fine Wines and can accept a single noteworthy bottle or an entire collection.

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Image: Lot 49: Chateau Haut Brion 2000 est, $3,250-5,750

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