Direct From the Cellars of Château La Mission Haut-Brion, A Century of the World's Most Sought-after Wines Are Being Released for the First Time Ever in a Single Cellar Sale, at Sotheby's New York, on October the 19th

PARIS, October 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

" What I see in these bottles is a number of old friends, a number of legends, a number of bottles that I have never had the opportunity to taste and probably never will, because they are very rare," Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Chairman and CEO, Domaine Clarence Dillon.

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Acclaimed wine critic, Mr. Robert Parker has honored La Mission with the perfect score of 100/100 on 9 occasions; more than any other celebrated Chateau in Bordeaux.

"I have more bottles of La Mission Haut-Brion in my private collection than any other wine in the world... La Mission has long been one of the greatest wines one could ever possibly drink as well as one of the most remarkably consistent," Mr. Robert Parker Jr, 3 September 2012.

Collectors will have the opportunity to acquire extremely rare bottles of this unique wine named by many as the unofficial 6th First Growth of Bordeaux.

" most reckonings from critics, consumers and trade indexes, La Mission is considered an equal to the First Growths. It is known as "the sixth First growth" and garners some of the highest ratings of any wines... When wine connoisseurs consider the different vintages of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, they recognise them as some of the world's greatest wines."    Mr. Jamie Ritchie, Worldwide Head of Sotheby's Wine.

The Fine Wine Exchange Liv-Ex has also pronounced Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion as the 6th First Growth in every reclassification of Bordeaux wines since 2009.

"This is the fourth time that Liv-Ex  has run its own classification, and La Mission Haut-Brion has been shown as a First Growth every time." Liv-Ex July 14th, 2015

This is the first ever sale to focus entirely on the wines of La Mission and therefore also offers the discerning collector a unique opportunity to acquire some of the rarest and finest white wines in the world, namely, Chateau Laville Haut-Brion and Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc. Only 500 cases of these white wines are produced each year.

In addition, the auction will make it possible for bidders to contribute to an excellent New York City cause. A charity lot in aid of the non-profit Organisation GOSO (Getting Out and Staying Out) will feature a dinner at Domaine Clarence Dillon's new gourmet Restaurant, Le Clarence, in the heart of Paris. This lot will also include a private visit and lunch at Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion for 6 people.

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