Sotheby’s retail knows the tricks to its trade pretty well. After selling us several unique wines in the past, the marquee has now decided to cash further along its expertise by introducing an all exclusive concept called – “Instant Cellars”. The unique and extremely novel notion allows wine enthusiasts and collectors in the US and Hong Kong to savor and store the most iconic spirits as per their liking.
Through the “Instant Cellars” collection, connoisseurs in the US can choose from four options namely: The ‘Introductory’ – consisting of 25 types of wines, with two bottles of each included for a total price of $5,000; The ‘Intermediate’ – consisting of 36 types of wines, with two bottles of each included for a total of $10,000; The ‘Enjoyment’– consisting of 55 types of wines, with three bottles of each included for a total of $25,000 and the mother of all, called the ‘Investment’ – consisting of 15 types of wines, with six bottles of each included for a total of $25,000.
Each of the above selections can be purchased for drinking, cellaring or as a mere investment and one can also avail for a consultation with a specialist before making the final call. While wines under each cellar differ extensively, some of the most noteworthy names in the collection include, the 2009 Dom Perignon (Tokujin Yoshioka edition), the 2012 Angélus; the 2009 Pontet Canet; the 2005 Vieux Château Certan and the classic 2014 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne, amongst many others.