We’re Auctioning one of Australia’s ‘Finest Cellars’
Friday, January 29, 2021 in News
It would be easy to let the bottles in the first edition of this eminent Single Vendor auction series speak for themselves. The breadth, the provenance and the pedigree all exemplify what our ‘Finest & Rare’ auctions are about. The privacy of our vendors is always paramount, but we can attest that the curator of this majestic collection is one of Langton’s most long standing members.
In the words of Andrew Caillard MW, this is quite simply, ‘one of the finest cellars in Australia.’ Read on to find out what the Langton’s Classification co-founder has to say about this significant auction series, and to see our Top 5 bottle picks.
Browse and bid on the Finest & Rare Single Vendor Part 1 auction now.
This legendary single collection comes from one of Langton’s oldest and most loyal members. Over the last thirty years and more, he has accumulated one of the finest cellars in Australia. As auctioneers, Stewart Langton and myself always hoped that we would have the chance to sell it one day.
Sourcing rare and fine wine is one of the most difficult things to do, and it can take years for collections like this to come on the market. This remarkable collector epitomises the classic wine collecting obsession, where the hunt for the best vintages and the chase for the rarest allocations were always thrilling and fulfilling.
‘...one of the finest cellars in Australia...’
These wines are non-negotiable, inarguable classics that epitomise the thoughtfulness and grand scope that have gone into this single vendor collection.
But time always catches up. Doors close and new ones open. For fine wine enthusiasts who love provenance and building their collections upon the narrative of previous generations and the great vintages of the past, this is a standout opportunity.
Along with the recent auction of James Halliday’s remarkable cellar, this auction event represents the end of a great era of storied wine collecting. But, vitally, it also offers a chance for the next generation of fine wine fanatics to compete for, and inherit, some great bottles.
This auction series represents an opportunity to secure a bottle backed by a decades-long quest to collect only the very best. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as more instalments of this extraordinary cellar go under the hammer.
Featured wines (left to right):
François Raveneau Clos Grand Cru, Chablis 2001
Jacques Selosse Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne NV
Domaine Armand Rousseau, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze 1995 - Magnum
Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling-Auslese Goldkapsel, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer 2005
Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir, South Gippsland 2002