The Antinori family has been making wine near Florence for 26 generations, or some 600 years. Not surprisingly, their cellar is packed with treasures, and Christie’s will be selling some of them in New York on October 29. First-rank Bordeaux vintages will take center stage, led by a case of 1961 Petrus, estimated at $50,000-70,000.
In addition to another 11-bottle lot of Petrus 1961 (est.$42,0000-50,000), other highlights in the 475 lot auction include two cases of 1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, (est.$40,000-$60,000), and a dozen bottle lot of 1961 Chateau Latour (est. $26,000-35,000). Naturally, Antinori’s own vineyards are also represented, with a selection of vintages from their Tignanello, and Solaia estates.
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