Sotheby’s Set to Open Cellars of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion
Single-seller sale takes place Oct. 19 in New York
In an Oct. 19 evening sale, Sotheby’s New York will be hosting an entire auction dedicated to the wines of a single seller: Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, a famed winery in Bordeaux, France. Known to U.S. wine-lovers simply as “The Mish,” the wines are enjoyed especially for their perfumed, rich, complex, and refined taste. There will be 270 lots in the auction, with vintages ranging from 1916 to 2012. The wines are also well-known among collectors for their rarity: In looking at past sales of The Mish from Sotheby’s, a ’55 vintage lot went for $14,700 and an ’89 vintage lot sold for $17,150. Take a short visual tour of the Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion below. At the bottom, watch a teaser video on the auction, featuring Prince Robert of Luxembourg, current president and CEO of Domaine Clarence Dillon, which manages the winery.