CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK WINE
June 14 – 15:
Finest Wines and Spirits Featuring Superb Burgundy, a Collection of Château Lafleur and Other Guinaudeau Family Estate Wines
New York – Christie’s New York Wine Department is delighted to announce its June auction, taking place across June 14 – 15, completing the Christie’s Luxury Week series of sales. This first Christie’s New York Wine sale of 2018 taking place at Rockefeller Center, follows a highly successful online March auction.
The curated sale will comprise 924 lots and opens on Thursday, June 14 with a superb collection of wines from the cellars of an established East Coast collector. The exceptional collection contains a number of rare Burgundies as well as superb Rhône, Bordeaux and Italian wines from in-demand producers and Chateaux. The collection is built around iconic producers of the regions including: DRC, Rouget, Mugnier, Roumier and Dujac.
On Friday, June 15, Christie’s will give wine collectors the opportunity to purchase one of the finest wines of Bordeaux and one of the rarest and most collectible in the world, Château Lafleur. The stock of Lafleur and other Guinaudeau Family Estate Wines are in pristine condition, proof-tagged from the 2005 vintage onwards and packed in banded original wooden cases.
An unprecedented selection of rare Jura wines and spirits from the cellars of Jean Bourdy will also be on offer. One of the most historic and singular Domaines in France, today run by brothers Jean-Francois and Jean-Philippe, who are the 15th generation of the family.
Perhaps best known for its mesmerizing Château Chalon, this offering also includes the Domaine’s Côte de Jura Rouge and Blanc, Vin Jeaune and perhaps most fascinating, the rare Fine and Marc de Jura reaching back to 1784. Ancient Madeira and rare Spirits close the auction. Further details and highlights are included below.
Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction sales in 2017 that totalled £4.5 billion / CHF5.7 billion, confirming art market leadership with a 34% increase over 2016. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from CHF200 to over CHF100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price – see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of