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Outstanding Offering of Bordeaux Leads Fine Wines Auction at Skinner

Chateau Pontet Canet 2009 and Chateau Pontet Canet 2010 (Lot 126, Estimate $250-$350 and Lot 127, Estimate $900-$1,200)

Chateau Pontet Canet 2009 and Chateau Pontet Canet 2010 (Lot 126, Estimate $250-$350 and Lot 127, Estimate $900-$1,200)

March Sale also Features Excellent Variety of Spirits and Ales

BOSTON, MA – February 24, 2015 –Skinner presents a curated selection of more than 300 lots of fine wines, spirits and ales during a live auction on March 3 and an online-only auction taking place March 2 through March 11. Marie Keep, Director of Fine Wines at Skinner noted, “Collectors and enthusiasts will find a dynamic medley of wines to savor now or later, at a range of price points. Whether you are looking to broaden your cellar’s holdings or choose the perfect wine for an upcoming celebration, this auction has something for you, and promises excitement to match.”

Fine Wines

Bordeaux is the star of this sale, represented by a strong selection of first growth wines and vintages spanning 1959 to 2011. Classic offerings on the block include cases of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995 (Lot 244, estimate $3,750 to$5,000), Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2002 (Lot 238, $5,500 to $8,000), and Chateau Haut Brion 1988 (Lot 233, $3,000 to $4,500), in addition to three bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2008 (Lot 93, $1,500 to $2,200).

Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St. Vivant 1996, tweleve bottles (Lot 140, Estimate $8,000-$12,000)

Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St. Vivant 1996, tweleve bottles (Lot 140, Estimate $8,000-$12,000)

Exceptional Burgundy up for auction includes a case of 1996 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St. Vivant, hailing from a pristine cellar (Lot 140, $8,000 to $12,000).

For grand occasions, Skinner will offer several superb large format bottles, including two double magnums of Chateau Pontet Canet 2010 (Lot 127, $900 to $1,200), three magnums of de MontillePommard Les Rugiens 2011 (Lot 184, $375 to $525) and a jeroboam of de Montille Volnay Les Tallepeids 2011 (Lot 189, $250 to $400).

The perfect addition to an eccentric cellar, a rare original wooden case of 1967 Portuguese dry table wine, Caves Sao Joao Reserva Particular Vinho Tinto, will also be on offer (Lot 58, $600 to $900).

Fine Ales, Whisky & Spirits

Leading a choice assortment of fine spirits at auction are twenty-seven lots from a stellar private collection, with standout offerings including decanter number three of Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl (Lot 279, $20,000 to $24,000); The Macallan 55-Year in Lalique Decanter (Lot 291, $15,000 to $18,000); Macallan Select Reserve 1946 (Lot 292, $6,000 to $8,000); and Hennessy Ellipse (Lot 284, $6,000 to $9,000). Additional sought-after spirits include a pre-Louis XIII bottling of Remy Martin’s “Age Unknown” cognac in a very familiar Baccarat decanter (Lot 307, $2,000 to $3,000), and 23-Year Old Rip Van Winkle Family Selection Decanter Set (Lot 308, $4,500 to $6,000).

Hennessy Ellipse (Lot 284, Estimate $6,000-$9,000)

Hennessy Ellipse (Lot 284, Estimate $6,000-$9,000)

Closing the auction is a section of over two dozen lots of ales, representing some of the finest brews on Earth, while satisfying a range of buyers’ budgets. The assortment spotlights examples from Cantillon, DrieFonteinen, Russian River Brewing Company, and Goose Island.

Online Auction

Place bids from anywhere, anytime, during an accompanying online-only auction, beginning March 2 at 12:00 P.M. ET and concluding on March 11 at 4:00 P.M. ET. Buyers will discover myriad wines to enjoy, from selections of Bordeaux to California rarities such as Sean Thackrey Andromeda and a grouping from Colgin Cellars.

Previews, Catalog, and Bidding

To arrange for a preview, please contact Marie Keep, Director of Skinner’s Fine Wines Department, at 508-970-3296 or finewines@skinnerinc.com. The illustrated catalogs for #2787B and #2787T are available from the Subscription Department, at 508-970-3240, or from the Gallery. The Skinner website enables users to view every lot in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogs and bid live, in real-time, through SkinnerLive! and Bidsquare.

About Skinner

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 Coral Gables, 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.

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