Taking place from 26-27 February, the sale is the eighth to be held in partnership with La Paulée de New York at private kitchen Le Bernardin Privé and will span two sessions one dominated by Champagne, the other by Burgundy.
Session one includes “one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Krug” from the cellar of a European collector who is a close friend of the Krug family and includes an extremely rare 48-bottle vertical of Clos du Mesnil from 1979 to 2003 (US$70,000-$100,000).
Other highlights of the session are full cases of the equally exceptional 1995 Clos d’Ambonnay ($24,000-$36,000 apiece), limited edition releases such as magnums of 1982 collection and 1989 Clos du Mesnil.
Also up for sale are bottles such as 1995 Clos d’Ambonnay, 1998 Clos du Mesnil and Krug Collection signed by Henri, Remi and Olivier Krug.
Alongside a stellar selection of first growth Bordeaux, Rhône, Cult Napa Cabs, Super Tuscans and the best of Barolo, another standout lot in the first session is an imperial of 1975 Mouton Rothschild signed by that year’s label artist, Andy Warhol. The imperial is one of only five signed by the artist on 12 April 1979 and is estimated at $5,000-$8,000.
Session two is all about Burgundy with over a 1,000 lots spanning half a century and featuring Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Armand Rousseau, Henri Jayer and Domaine Leroy.
Lots to keep an eye on include a Jeroboam of 1971 DRC La Tache ($22,000-$32,000), a bottle of Jayer’s 1985 Richebourg ($12,000-$18,000) and a Methuselah of 2000 DRC Romanée-Conti ($80,000-$120,000).
Look out as well for 1966 DRC; 2009, 2011, 1999 and 2002 Meursault, Corton Charlemagne, Montrachet, Batard Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet from Coche-Dury and Domaine Ramonet; 1999 and 2005 Bonnes Mares from Georges Roumier, 1999 Musigny Vieilles Vignes from Comte Georges de Vogüé and 1999 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Vieilles Vignes from Domaine Fourrier.