Three 2000 Bordeaux classic wines could prove unmissable at Sotheby's

The finest and rarest vintages will be descending on Sotheby's London at its next wine auction, next Wednesday, March 23.

As ever, the best wines available on the markets will be for sale to collectors - but that doesn't mean that entry-level investors won't also be able to get involved.

In among the red Bordeaux, three of the region's finest vintages will be auctioning alongside each other with nice entry-level estimates.

Each lot comprising 12 bottles and dating to the classic year 2000, the Château Margaux, Château Haut Brion and Château Mouton Rothschild will be selling in lots 440-443.

Of these, the real show-stopper is likely to be the Haut Brion according to Serena Sutcliffe (MW), Worldwide Head of Wine at Sotheby's.

Serena describes the wine as: "The most glorious, ebullient, show-stopping, almost wild nose of red and black fruit. Phenomenal richness ... the tannins are so full and rich. Showing and flag-waving ... stupendous ... with huge Havana flavours."

The 12 bottles of 2000 Haut Brion are expected to sell for $10,500-12,000, the lowest estimated lot of the three.

Meanwhile, Serena predicts that the "monolithic but silky" 2000 Château Mouton Rothschild "will go down in history." And it could do so in your wine cellar, with two lots of 12 bottles each appearing with a relatively bargain estimate of $13,000-15,000.

First under the hammer will be the 2000 Margaux: "This has always, from the start, had a great rosy bloom to the bouquet ... Violets, finesse and sheer class ... Luscious redcurrants ... [and] in 2011, glorious woodsmoke and blueberries on the nose."

The tasty triumvirate could prove unmissable for entry-level wine buyers when go under the hammer on March 23. Watch this space for more news on the sale.


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