BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will be offering a wealth of riches in the upcoming Fine Wines, Rare Spirits & Ales online auction from October 26-November 3. Over 1200 lots will be available for online bidding, with truly something for everyone, from the curious to the collector. Featuring classic wines from the Old and New World and a curated selection of Scotch, American and Japanese whiskey, this sale is a treasure trove of the rare and delightful.
Whether one is looking for collectable Bordeaux, a drinkable Burgundy or Rhone, the possibilities of French wines are endless… or at least over 300 lots deep. The foundations of French winemaking are on full display this fall with first growth Bordeaux, pristine cases of Burgundy and vintage Rhone, truly a goody bag of vinous pleasures. Highlights include, Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 1998, 12 bottles (Lot 1268, estimated between $700-1,000), and Fevre Chablis Les Clos 2011, 12 bottles (Lot 1108, $600-800).
An abundance of Napa wine is illuminated by an exceptional collection of Colgin, Schrader Cellars and a rare offering of four bottles of Inglenook’s classic claret from 1959 (Lot 1463, $1,200-1,600). Magnificent opportunities lie for those buying for immediate or longer term pleasure. Featured lots are Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, 3 bottles (Lot 1442, $525-750), and Schrader Cellars Napa Classics Mixed Case 2012, 4 bottles (Lot 1553, $1,000-1,400)
Penfolds, Torbreck and Elderton are just a few of the noteworthy names representing Australia in this online auction. Unique vintages from the 1990’s offer a hedonistic opportunity for collectors looking for Australian wine with age, standout lots include Penfolds Grange 1996, 6 bottles owc (Lot 1658, $1,400-2,000) and Torbreck RunRig 1998, 6 bottles owc (Lot 1683, $600-900).
For those more grain than grape inclined, this auction will astound. Long time Kentucky favorites Pappy Van Winkle, George T Stagg, Hirsch and Stitzel-Weller (including bottlings for the Japanese market) are represented bountifully, and some true standouts such as pre-prohibition Chartreuse, a rich vein of Japanese Whiskey and Scotch standouts will make this a spirits sale you will not want to miss. Highlights include the following:
♦ Chartreuse c. 1910s, 1 bottle (Lot 1792, $2,000-2,500)
♦ Four Roses c. 1919, in an intricately embossed 1 quart bottle (Lot 2049, $600-800)
♦ Macallan Anniversary Malt 25 years old 1957, 1 bottle (Lot 1911, $2,500-3,000)
♦ Gilt Edge Maryland Rye 1876, bottled 1911, 1 bottle (Lot 2059, $600-800)
♦ Aberlour-Glenlivet, c. 1930, 1 bottle (Lot 1818, $1,500-2,000)
Other Auction Highlights include, but are not limited to:
♦ A case of Bruno Giacosa’s single vineyards from the 1998 vintage, 12 bottles (Lot 1318, $1,200-1800)
Previews, Catalog, Events, and Bidding
Prices realized will be available online at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sale. The Skinner website also enables users to view all lots in the auction, leave bids, order catalogs and bid live, in real-time through SkinnerLive!.
Skinner auctions draw international interest from buyers and consignors alike, with material regularly achieving record prices. The company’s auction and appraisal services focus on fine art, jewelry, furniture, and decorative arts from around the globe, as well as wine, fine musical instruments, rare books, Asian art, clocks, Judaica, and more. Monthly Skinner Discovery auctions feature a breadth of estate material. Widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the business, Skinner appraisers have appeared on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, since the show’s inception. Skinner has galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, as well as in New York City and Miami, Florida, with bidders participating in person, by phone, and online. Join auctions live with SkinnerLive! and Bidsquare. For more information and to read our blog, visit the website at www.skinnerinc.com, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.