The Antique Wine Company Releases its Grand Chateau Series

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The Antique Wine Company releases its Grand Chateau Series of Architectural Models & Associated Wine Collections: Chateau Haut-Brion, Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion and Chateau Petrus, and the ultimate 141 vintage collection for a Chateau d’Yquem collector

Chateau d’ Yquem

Limiting each Chateau edition to just five ensures that these collections will become an invaluable investment and rare wine treasure, adding the ultimate ‘wow’ factor to a wine room or cellar.

The Antique Wine Company (http://www.antique-wine.com) announces the completion of the next four in its series of nine exquisitely crafted architectural cabinets featuring the most celebrated Chateaux in Bordeaux. The collectors’ items specially commissioned by The Antique Wine Company from LINLEY feature Chateau d’Yquem, Chateau Haut-Brion, Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion and Chateau Petrus. This follows the success of the Chateau Margaux architectural cabinet of which the first was purchased by the chateau itself.

The bespoke cabinets contain 18 bottles of wine, being the finest vintages produced during the 20th and 21st centuries, with the Yquem model accompanied by a complete vertical collection of Chateau d’Yquem spanning 141 consecutive vintages from 1868 to the latest current release. This ultimate collection, which also includes several letters and memorabilia retrieved from the Chateau archives during the Lur Saluces era will be sold by The Antique Wine Company (http://www.antique-wine.com) during September 2010 by private negotiation and expected to realize a value of £1m (USD1.4m). The other chateaux are each priced at £149,000.

As Chateau Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion celebrate the 75th anniversary of the acquisition of Chateau Haut-Brion by Clarence Dillon, one of the Chateau Haut-Brion cabinets is being shown for the first time during Masterpiece London, which runs from 24th to 29th June.

The extraordinary cabinets, painstakingly constructed in the most exotic materials including the finest sycamore, ripple sycamore, burr ash and Bombay rosewood by LINLEY craftsmen, contain 18 of the most sought after vintages of the highest provenance with the Chateau d’Yquem cabinet spanning over three centuries between 1868 and 2005.

Stephen Williams, Managing Director of The Antique Wine Company (http://www.antique-wine.com), comments: “Since launching The Antique Wine Company’s Grand Chateau Series in 2008 with Chateau Margaux, we have witnessed great interest and demand for these fine wine collectables. Limiting each Chateau edition to just five ensures that these collections will become an invaluable investment and rare wine treasure, adding the ultimate ‘wow’ factor to a wine room or cellar.”

Further information including details of the fine wines in the collections with tasting notes of all the wines, can be found and registrations of interest made at http://grand-chateau-series.antique-wine.com or by calling The Antique Wine Company on 00 44 (0) 20 7359 1109.

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