The upcoming sale features a stunning 50 case ‘superlot’ of all five First Growth Bordeaux spanning the years 1995-2004 which includes all provenance paperwork estimated at $200,000-$300,000.
Skinner is pleased to include the First Growth 1982 Lafite Rothschild in various quantities including a full case (estimated at $30,000-$45,000), single, and large format bottles, top of the line Southern and Northern Rhone, a rare collection of Bas and Grand Bas Armagnac and many large format wines, including double magnums, imperials and methuselahs of Bordeaux and Burgundy.
For the California cult Cabernet fan, Skinner will offer four bottles of Screaming Eagle 1998 estimated at $4,000-$6,000 and a single bottle of Screaming Eagle 2003, estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
One of the most exciting collections in the sale comes to Skinner from the WGBH wine collection. WGBH has a long wine auction tradition and is pleased to partner with Skinner to offer rare and fine wines from the WGBH wine cellar for bid in this special auction. All proceeds will support WGBH's TV, Radio and Children’s programming. The collection includes "The World" lot featuring fine wine from historic wine regions throughout the world from some of the finest producers, estimated at $7,000 –$10,000 and ends with a "Mystery" lot including 65 bottles of the world’s finest, strongest and classicwines and is estimated at $7,000-$10,000.
To arrange for a preview, please contact Marie Keep, director of Skinner's Fine Wines Department, at (508) 970-3296 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Skinner is currently accepting consignments for its spring 2011 auction of Fine Wines and can accept a single noteworthy bottle or an entire collection.