The Hôtel de Crillon, one of the oldest luxury hotels in Paris, will auction on April 22 about a tenth of its cellar or 2,000 bottles with an estimated value of €170,000 to €190,000. The hotel will soon be closed for renovation.
Highlights of this sale, which will be conducted by Artcurial, include prestigious Cognac lots: a bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl edition estimated €6,000 to €7,000, two bottles of Delamain Voyage (each estimated €4,000 to €4,500) and two bottles of Domaine Saint Gybardeaux 1806 (estimated each €2,700 to €3,000).
The Bordeaux part will feature many of the most prestigious châteaux, particularly Haut-Brion 1961 to 1995, Latour 1989 to 2003 and Mouton-Rothschild 1995 to 2003. Noteworthy is a 12-half-bottle lot of Haut-Brion 1998 (est €1,440 to €1,600). Highlights of the Burgundy part include a bottle of DRC La Tâche 2005 (est €2,500 to €2,600) and a three-bottle lot of Romanée-Saint-Vivant 1996 (€1,400 to €1,600). The DRC fans will also fancy the three rare spirit bottles of Fine de la Romanée-Conti.
As for the Rhône Valley, bottles of Châteauneuf-du-Pape will be on offer (Rayas, Beaucastel, Vieux Télégraphe), as well as Côte Rôtie (Guigal, Jamet) and Hermitage (Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Chapoutier, Chave). The Champagne part will feature Dom Pérignon, Cristal Roederer, Dom Ruinart, Krug, Salon, and 41 lots of Laurent Perrier white and rosé.
The catalogue of this sale is available at www.artcurial.com.