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Fine & Rare Wines & Spirits, New York, June 30

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Tawfiq Khoury was a true gentleman and a titan of wine collecting. In fact, he was one of the last of the “great generation” of wine collectors, who gained access to a wider range of wines as the trade in fine wine expanded in the 1970s and 1980s. Much of the Khoury Collection was amassed in an intense period of purchasing from auctions conducted by Christie’s London and Chicago, Sotheby’s and reputable retailers, in the late 1970s and 1980s. During this period Tawfiq kept meticulous records of his purchases in handwritten ledger books organized by wine. Zachys’ wine auction team have been given access to these records, along with several fascinating diaries recording tastings and travel in the 1980s. Quotes from the latter have been excerpted for this catalogue.

Yquem and Madeira fascinated Tawfiq. He collected an extraordinary quantity of both, and an amazing range will be offered in this sale. The range of Yquem offered here is astounding—sixty-one vintages dating back to 1890. How recently have you seen magnums of Yquem 1937, if ever? And drier whites such as Haut-Brion Blanc 1937 and Château Ygrec 1959 (the first vintage)? Twenty different 18th and 19th century Madeiras? Tawfiq loved Champagne and purchased it in multiple case quantities. Dozens of magnums and bottles of Dom Pérignon from 1964 through 1982, carefully stored since original purchase. Not to mention six of the twenty-five (!) Roederer Cristal 1990 vintage millennium methuselahs Tawfiq purchased directly from Roederer. Collectors of great classic wines will not want to miss an opportunity to purchase magnums of Cheval Blanc 1947 and Mouton Rothschild 1945, thirteen vintages of Latour back to 1930, nine vintages of La Tâche back to 1937, rarest German sweet wines of the golden era 1920-1971, and many “onesies” and “twosies” of wines that will be highlights for tastings by collectors keen to gain an appreciation the finest wines of the last two centuries. All bottles in this sale will carry a “Khoury Collection” sticker to mark their important provenance.



Auction closed on 6/30/2021.Final prices include buyers premium

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1
Dom Perignon 1964
Dom Perignon 1964
one 4cm, one 5cm below foil, two lightly scuffed labels
Final Price: $1,245
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
2 Bottles 750ml
2
Dom Perignon 1969
Dom Perignon 1969
original carton
twelve 2cm or better below foil, eight scuffed labels, one heavily scuffed label, nine lightly oxidized capsules, one lightly torn foil
Final Price: $13,695
Estimate: $7,000 - $11,000
12 Bottles 750ml
3
Dom Perignon 1969
Dom Perignon 1969
eleven 2cm or better, one 2.5cm below foil, nine scuffed labels, one lightly torn foil partially reveals cork
Final Price: $9,960
Estimate: $7,000 - $11,000
12 Bottles 750ml
4
Dom Perignon 1969
Dom Perignon 1969
2cm, scuffed label
Final Price: $4,233
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,800
1 Magnum 1.5L
5
Dom Perignon 1969
Dom Perignon 1969
two 1.5cm or better, two lightly scuffed labels, two lightly torn capsules, two different importers
Final Price: $9,338
Estimate: $6,000 - $10,000
2 Magnums 1.5L
6
Dom Perignon 1971
Dom Perignon 1971
three 2cm or better, one lightly nicked label, three scuffed labels, two lightly oxidized capsules
Final Price: $8,093
Estimate: $5,500 - $8,500
3 Magnums 1.5L
7
Dom Perignon 1973
Dom Perignon 1973
1.5cm below foil
Final Price: $2,366
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
3 Bottles 750ml
8
Dom Perignon 1973
Dom Perignon 1973
1cm
Final Price: $2,117
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,200
1 Magnum 1.5L
9
Dom Perignon 1973
Dom Perignon 1973
six 2cm or better below foil, three nicked labels, one scuffed label, one torn label
Final Price: $13,695
Estimate: $9,000 - $14,000
6 Magnums 1.5L
10
Dom Perignon 1985
Dom Perignon 1985
two 1.5cm or better
Final Price: $2,366
Estimate: $1,600 - $2,400
2 Magnums 1.5L
11
Dom Perignon 1985
Dom Perignon 1985
six 1cm or better below foil, one lightly torn foil
Final Price: $8,093
Estimate: $4,800 - $7,500
6 Magnums 1.5L
12
Dom Perignon 1985
Dom Perignon 1985
six 1cm below foil, one lightly torn label, one wrinkled label
Final Price: $8,093
Estimate: $4,800 - $7,500
6 Magnums 1.5L
13
Dom Perignon 1988
Dom Perignon 1988
0.5cm below foil, heavily scuffed label
Final Price: $1,058
Estimate: $700 - $1,000
1 Magnum 1.5L
14
Dom Perignon 1990
Dom Perignon 1990
twelve coffrets in original carton
twelve into foil
Final Price: $5,229
Estimate: $2,400 - $3,600
12 Bottles 750ml
15
Dom Perignon 1990
Dom Perignon 1990
two 1cm or better below foil
Final Price: $2,241
Estimate: $1,100 - $1,600
2 Magnums 1.5L
16
Dom Perignon 1996
Dom Perignon 1996
Final Price: $4,482
Estimate: $2,400 - $3,600
12 Bottles 750ml
17
Dom Perignon Rose 1969
Dom Perignon Rose 1969
two 0.5cm, two scuffed and lightly tissue-stained labels
Final Price: $7,470
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
2 Magnums 1.5L
18
Dom Perignon Rose 1969
Dom Perignon Rose 1969
three 0.5cm, two scuffed labels, one lightly damp-stained label
Final Price: $10,583
Estimate: $7,500 - $12,000
3 Magnums 1.5L
19
Dom Perignon Rose 1982
Dom Perignon Rose 1982
six individual original wood cases
six 1cm or better, two lightly oxidized capsules
Final Price: $5,229
Estimate: $2,800 - $4,000
6 Bottles 750ml
20
Dom Perignon Rose 1982
Dom Perignon Rose 1982
original wood case
three 1cm or better, two scuffed labels
Final Price: $7,470
Estimate: $5,500 - $8,500
3 Magnums 1.5L
21
Dom Perignon Rose 1982
Dom Perignon Rose 1982
four 1cm or better
Final Price: $12,450
Estimate: $7,000 - $12,000
4 Magnums 1.5L
22
Dom Perignon Rose 1982
Dom Perignon Rose 1982
two 3-pack original wood cases
six 1cm or better, three lightly scuffed labels
Final Price: $18,675
Estimate: $11,000 - $17,000
6 Magnums 1.5L
23
Dom Perignon Rose 1982
Dom Perignon Rose 1982
two 3-pack original wood cases
six 2cm or better, two scuffed labels
Final Price: $17,430
Estimate: $11,000 - $17,000
6 Magnums 1.5L
24
Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial 1966
Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial 1966
into foil, importer tag adhered to bin-soiled and lightly torn label, lightly corroded capsule, signs of old seepage
Final Price: $1,619
Estimate: $600 - $900
1 Jeroboam 3L
25
Deutz Cuvee William Brut 1973
Deutz Cuvee William Brut 1973
two into foil, two heavily torn foil capsules fully revealing corks
Final Price: $1,992
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,600
2 Magnums 1.5L

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