The December Internet Auction is the final online-only sale of 2012 and it is also the largest. Over the past eleven months, our sales have grown in size and quality, the culmination of which is evident in this month's abundance of pristine First Growth Bordeaux, Grand Cru Burgundy, and the cult California wines that are being offered in these 548 lots to close out the year.
The auction begins with BLUE CHIP GEMS FROM A LONGTIME CLIENT (Lots 1-33). Almost all of the wines on offer here were bought directly from Zachys upon release and have never moved from our warehouse partner New York Fine Wine Storage. The fun begins with pristine original wooden cases of Chateaux Haut Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, and Margaux 1990. That is followed by twin original wooden cases of Chateau Montrose 1990. What comes next is any Burgundy collector’s dream with seven lots of Domaine de la Romanee Conti highlighted by La Tache 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, and Montrachet 1995.
Immediately following is another impressive selection of young pristine Bordeaux from a A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTOR (Lots 34-63). All five First Growths are represented in addition to several fine drinking wines such as Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1996 and Chateaux Ducru Beaucaillou and Lynch Bages 2000. A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN'S CELLAR (Lots 253-365) features over one hundred lots of premium wines from around the globe. There is something to be had for everyone in this collection starting with pristine bottles of Chateau Petrus 1995 and 1998. What follows are over twenty lots of Italian wines featuring the renowned estates of Bruno Giacosa, Gaja, Masseto, and Scavino. For the Cabernet drinkers, the best California producers are well represented with Bryant Family, Caymus Vineyards, Colgin, Dominus Estate, Harlan Estate, Opus One, Screaming Eagle, and Shaefer just to name a few.
One of the benefits of Zachys monthly online-only wine auctions is the ability to pick up bottles of your favorite wines without breaking the bank. Lots 218-221 provide an exceptional opportunity to acquire a single bottle of Chateaux Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Margaux, or Mouton Rothschild from the esteemed 1982 vintage. For the DRC fans, Lots 210 & 211 are the perfect chance to get your hands on the Echezeaux and Grands Echezeaux bottlings from the heralded and recently released 2009 vintage.
As we close this inaugural year of Zachys Internet Auctions, we would like to say thank you to all of our loyal clients for your continued support. It has been an exciting journey developing this new format for providing you with the finest wines of the world and we look forward to continued improvement in 2013. Thank you and bid with confidence!
Happy Holidays from Zachys Wine Auctions!