The Antique Wine Company has announced the completion of the next four in its series of nine architectural cabinets featuring the most celebrated ChÃ¢teaux in Bordeaux. The collectors’ items were commissioned by The Antique Wine Company from LINLEY and feature ChÃ¢teau d’Yquem, ChÃ¢teau Haut-Brion, ChÃ¢teau La Mission Haut-Brion and ChÃ¢teau Petrus. This follows the ChÃ¢teau Margaux architectural cabinet, the first of which was bought by the chÃ¢teau itself.
The bespoke cabinets contain 18 bottles of wine, the finest vintages produced during the 20th and 21st centuries, with the Yquem model, shown above, accompanied by a complete vertical collection of ChÃ¢teau d’Yquem spanning 141 consecutive vintages from 1868 to the latest current release. This ultimate collection also includes several letters and memorabilia retrieved from the ChÃ¢teau archives during the Lur Saluces era and will be sold by The Antique Wine Company during September 2010 by private negotiation and expected to realize a value of over $1 million. The other chÃ¢teaux are each priced at Â£149,000.
As ChÃ¢teau Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion celebrate the 75th anniversary of the acquisition of ChÃ¢teau Haut-Brion by Clarence Dillon, one of the ChÃ¢teau Haut-Brion cabinets is being shown for the first time during Masterpiece London, which runs from through June 29. Others yet to be released by The Antique Wine Company in the series are: ChÃ¢teau Mouton Rothschild, ChÃ¢teau Lafite Rothschild, ChÃ¢teau Latour and ChÃ¢teau Cheval Blanc.
By Deidre Woollard | Source :: www.luxist.com