Skinner’s Expansive Auction of Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Presents a Variety of Exceptional Offerings

Inglenook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 1967 (Lot 1527, Estimate $500-700)

Fanning in every direction, the June Fine Wines & Rare Spirits auction covers a broad scope of far- reaching distilleries, producers, and vintages. A wide array of single and small lots makes collecting from this auction especially varied, approachable and exciting. The online-only auction opens for bidding on Wednesday, June 21 at 10AM and lots begin a rolling close on Wednesday, June 28 at 2PM.

The auction presents vintages that span over decades: from a bottle of Conterno Monfortino Barolo Riserva 1958, to the 2013 and 2014 releases of the much sought-after Screaming Eagle three packs in original wood cases.

The geographical range is similarly broad. Wine specialist Anna Ward points to “an incredible selection of rare bottlings of Italian producers from a bygone era including Mastroberardino Riserva Taurasi 1968.” And the singular Vega Sicilia Unico 2004 from Spain is available in two original wood three packs (Lot 1500, Estimated between $1,200-1,500).

In addition to the choice selection of wines, vintages from legendary producers of France and California are also well represented.

♦ Chateau Petrus from the highly rated 1967 vintage (Lot 1226, $3,000-4,800)

♦ Chateau Haut Brion 1959 (Lot 1011, $1,200-1,500)

♦ Inglenook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1967 (Lot 1527, $500-700)

♦ Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1974 (Lot 1547, $600-900)

To add breadth and depth to the cellar of the connoisseur, the auction includes full cases from top producers including Chateau La Tour Haut Brion (Lot 1162, $3,300-4,500).

For the blossoming collector, the adventurous spirit, or the focused buyer, there is a broad selection from single bottles to rarities to choose from. Skinner’s Anna Ward sums up the fine wines offered in this sale by commenting, “This is a unique opportunity to get ahold of hard to find bottles to readily enjoy as well as an excellent time to purchase wines that require aging before the market buoys for regions further afield from the classics.”

Van Winkle Family Reserve 16 Years Old 1968 (Lot 2035, Estimate $4,000-5,000)

To round out the wide array of fine wines, including a large selection of vintage Port, the auction offers distinguished spirits from exceptional distilleries on both sides of the Atlantic. Choice whisk(e)ys include:

♦ Auchentoshan 50 Year Old single malt, 1957 (Lot 1649, $3,000-4,000)

♦ Lagavulin 37 Years Old, 1976 (Lot 1764, $1,500-2,000)

♦ Old Rip Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Years Old (Lot 2035, $4,000-5,000)

Previews, Catalogs, and Bidding

Previews for this auction are by prior arrangement with the department. Please contact 508-970-3246, or e-mail, if you would like to arrange a preview.

The online catalog displays the current bid, asking bid, and time remaining in the auction, in addition to detailed images and condition information. Place a bid for the next bidding increment or place a maximum proxy bid. The system will automatically bid competitively up to that price. Experts are available throughout the auction to answer questions and provide additional information about the lots offered.

About Skinner

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