The Man With The Golden Cellar Wine Auction
How's this for a titillating name for a wine auction: on October 26 and 27, Acker Merrall & Condit in New York is holding an auction of a mysterious collector known only as "The Man With The Golden Cellar." The auction's 248-page catalog details the 1,959 lots that the 11,474-bottle cellar has been broken down into. You want red Burgundy? Try 4,838 bottles of it including lots from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Leroy, Jayer and Rousseau. The sale is also rich in white Burgundy and First Growth Bordeaux from notables such as Lafleur, Petrus and the always craveable Cheval Blanc. Champagne? But of course, dating back to 1928 and Chateau d'Yquem, Port and some truly ancient Madeira is in there too. The entire cellar could bring in $20 million.