Sotheby's - Finest and Rarest Wines - November 30- December 1, 2007 SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK SALE OF FINEST AND RAREST WINES ON NOVEMBER 30 AND DECEMBER 1, 2007 TO FEATURE THE CELLAR OF CARL AND REGINA SADLER
News-Antique.com - Nov 10,2007 - New York, New York - Aulden Cellars-Sotheby’s November 30th-December 1st sale of Finest and Rarest Wines in New York will feature 1,796 lots and is estimated to bring $3.5/4.9 million*. The sale includes a single-owner offering of over 500 lots from the Cellar of Carl and Regina Sadler which is estimated to bring $800,000/1.1 million. The Sadler Collection includes over 6,000 bottles, comprising an encyclopedic collection of Bordeaux, including the best vintages of the five First Growths: Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild and Haut-Brion, as well as Pétrus and Lafleur. There is also a focus on Burgundy, Rhône, Alsace and California, featuring Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Beaucastel, Zind Humbrecht, Robert Mondavi and Opus
Dinner will be served to registered bidders at the evening sale and lunch will be served at the day sale. Everyone attending is encouraged to bring their own bottles of wine from their cellars to enjoy during the auction (there is no corkage). Alternatively, wines can be purchased at Aulden Cellars retail shop located in Sotheby’s lobby. Carl and Regina Sadler Growing up in Maryland, Mr. Sadler developed an early appreciation for food and wine. Mr. Sadler and his wife Regina began collecting wine in the 1990s, focusing on acquiring the best wines they could find, primarily on release, and from the best retail sources. They traveled extensively throughout Alsace and Champagne, where their interests were married in the landscape, the food, the wine and the culture. Mr. Sadler built a career in asset management, with a major New York investment bank. He had been working at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and retired to upstate New York shortly thereafter.
Highlighting the Sadler offering are cases of Pétrus from 2000 (es. $35/50,000) and 1998 (est. $25/35,000) as well as 2000 Lafleur (est. $15/20,000), as well as cases of all 2000 First Growths: Margaux (est. $9/12,000), Lafite (est. $9/12,000), Latour (est. $8/11,000, Mouton Rothschild (est. $6/8,000) and Haut-Brion (est. $5/7,000). Property from Various Owners Red Bordeaux is led by a case of 1982 Lafite Rothschild (est. $15/25,000) and nine cases from 2000 (est. $9/12,000 each), as well as cases of 1982 Mouton Rothschild (est. $12/20,000), 1990 Latour (est. $8/12,000) and 1982 and 2000 Cheval Blanc (est. $11/15,000 and $8/12,000 each, respectively). Further, ten cases of 2000 Margaux (est. $9/12,000 each) and four cases of 1995 Pétrus (est. $13/20,000 each) will also be featured.
Included in the offering of White Bordeaux are four cases of Yquem from 2001 (est. $4,750/7,000 each), two from 1990 (est. $5/7,000 each) and two bottles from 1967 (est. $1/2,000 each). The selection of red Burgundy includes a case of 1990 DRC Assortment (est. $27,500/47,500), as well as two bottles of Romanée-Conti from 2002 (est. $9/16,000), two from 1993 (est. $10/15,000) and one from 1990 (est. $8/12,000). From La Tâche, DRC, are seven bottles from 1990 (est. $18/25,000), six bottles from 2002 (est. $6/9,000), six bottles from 1991 (est. $6/9,000) and one bottle from 1959 (est. $3/5,000). Other highlights include a case