1999 DRC La Tache will headline Sotheby's wine sale

A 12 bottle set of 1999 Domaine de la Romanee Conti (DRC) La Tache is up for auction at Sotheby's on September 10.

It's valued at around $32,000-45,000 and forms part of the collection of industrialist John Brincko.

John Brincko wine
John Brincko is consigning his enviable collection to auction this September  

Meanwhile, a single bottle of 2005 Romanee Conti is expected to make $10,000-15,000.

Connor Kriegel, Sotheby's head of wine in New York, describes Brincko as "a collector who used his incredible knowledge of iconic French wine producers to assemble one of America's great collections.

"Largely imported directly from producers by the collector himself and stored in custom-built storage, the wines on offer boast flawless provenance and condition."

While a range of different producers are featured, all originate from the Burgundy region.

Brincko said: "I became very intensely involved with Burgundian wines in the mid 1970's and soon realized that they were my favorites.

"The fabulous white and red Burgundies in this sale include many of my favorite producers and are representative of what makes this region so great.

"I hope this sale at Sotheby's gives others as many great memories of these wines as they have for me, my family, and my friends."

The collection is estimated to achieve $1m-1.5m.

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