Zachys Wine Auctions has the pleasure of announcing the forthcoming auction of an extraordinary private European wine collection, that of Graham Lyons. Over 5,000 bottles of some of the world’s oldest and rarest wines will be auctioned off at Restaurant Daniel in New York City on Friday, April 25 at 9:30am.
Mr Lyons’ unique collection includes some of the world’s greatest and most historic wines, with Claret, Port, Rhone, Tokaji, Cognac, Madeira and California all going back into the 19th century. Highlights from his cellar include Chateau Lafite dating back to 1858, Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947 in no less than three formats, original wood cases of Guigal’s La Landonne 1978, Montrachet 1976 from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, and an extensive array of rare California wines going as far back as Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 1897. The list of rarities is endless.
Although Mr. Lyons is a quiet and understated gentleman, his wine collection indicates otherwise. Fascinated by fine wine, he began collecting in the 1960s and has traveled extensively, carefully acquiring old and rare wines with discriminating taste and retaining almost all purchase records. Stored in a very damp, cold and dark cellar, the wines are in remarkable condition.
The catalog for Historic Wines from the Collection of Graham Lyons will be available in mid-March. For more information, please contact Zachys Wine Auctions at (914) 448-3026.