Bond Number: 65590738

Event Date15–29 FEB 2024 | Online 23255

Bordeaux Classics: The Masterpiece Collection

Los Angeles
Sale Total USD 1,471,062

15–29 FEB 2024

Sale Overview

Christie’s Wine Department in America is delighted to present Bordeaux Classics: The Masterpiece Collection. This Single Owner collection features some of the greatest wines ever produced in Bordeaux. Of the many highlights on offer, the sale features over twenty-five cases of Château Mouton Rothschild 1982, ten cases of Château Lafite Rothschild 1995, ten cases of Château Haut-Brion 1995, alongside multiple vintages of Petrus, Cheval Blanc and Latour.  The collector had residences in the United States and South America and this collection was recently removed from a large estate south of Santiago de Chile, deep in wine country. It was shipped by air, under temperature-control, into Christie’s warehouse.

The majority of the collection was purchased in the late 1990’s from a reputable merchant in London and stored since in two temperature and humidity-controlled cellars – untouched for around thirty years. Much of the collection is offered in its original wooden cases and the collector went to great lengths to ensure his collection was stored correctly in his custom-built cellars.  This attention to detail paid off and is evident in the excellent levels across the collection. It is very rare to see wines of this quality and maturity in such quantities with exceptional provenance. In addition to the Bordeaux, the sale also features superb Champagne from Krug, Roederer and Dom Pérignon as well as a rare offering of the legendary Fonseca 1927 vintage Port.

All lots in this auction can be collected in person from Christie’s Los Angeles, Wine Storage Facility or shipped to an address in California. You can arrange an authorised shipper or agent to collect your purchase on your behalf.

All lots are subject to CA sales tax on the purchase price unless an exemption applies or the wines are to be exported outside of the United States via an authorized shipper. If you intend to export your lots, please have your authorized shipper send their bill of lading to for review. The Bill of Lading must include the buyer name, the shipper name, the lots to be exported, and the consignee address at a minimum. If you are a registered trade buyer, please contact to learn how to register your California exemption certificate with our team.

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