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The Unicorn Collection, New York, September 16

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This fall Zachys will be celebrating our 20th anniversary of wine auctions and we will be kicking off the celebration as only the world's leading wine auction company can: with The Unicorn Collection which includes, without hyperbole, the greatest collection of rare Burgundy ever to come to market, period.

In the wine world, a Unicorn is defined as a bottle that is highly desirable, of mythic status, and virtually impossible to attain. When we first saw this cellar, on paper, we could hardly believe our eyes. The title for it crystallized instantly. There weren’t just one or two Unicorns, which would have been rare and incredible enough, there was a full stable of them - bottle after bottle of the “only one ever produced” and “never before seen at commercial auction.”

There truly has never been a wine auction offering with this many Unicorns, ever. These are the only bottles of their kind in existence and are noted as “UNICORN SELECTIONS” throughout the offering in the catalog. Additionally, we’ve drawn your attention to dozens of “RARITY SELECTIONS” to denote exceptionally rare bottles.

We are in possession of dozens of emails to and from various châteaux, domaines, wineries and importers with whom the consignor confirmed production numbers directly over the years. When we say “the only one ever produced,” that fact has been fully corroborated. Even the older Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne were almost entirely bought on release by our consignor.

Although you can scroll through the lots from this outstanding collection in the pages below we highly recommend that you download the pdf of this once in a generation collection. This is the first time, and perhaps the last time that you will ever see these one of kind treasures and true rarities. Enjoy!


Auction closed on 9/16/2022.Final prices include buyers premium

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Bollinger Brut 1975
Bollinger Brut 1975
two into foil, two scuffed labels, two heavily bin-soiled labels, two oxidized capsules, last seen at auction in September 2015
Final Price: $3,735
Estimate: $1,600 - $2,400
2 Magnums 1.5L
2
Krug 1973
Krug 1973
into foil, lightly bin-soiled label, lightly oxidized capsule
Final Price: $1,868
Estimate: $1,300 - $1,900
1 Bottle 750ml
3
Krug 1985
Krug 1985
two 3-pack original cartons
six into foil
Final Price: $17,430
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
6 Magnums 1.5L
4
Krug 1988
Krug 1988
3-pack original carton
three into foil, one lightly scuffed label
Final Price: $9,338
Estimate: $5,500 - $8,000
3 Magnums 1.5L
5
Krug 1995
Krug 1995
individual original wood case
into foil, Krug ID 105095, cellared at Krug until 2016
Final Price: $1,868
Estimate: $900 - $1,300
1 Magnum 1.5L
6
Krug 1996
Krug 1996
two into foil
Final Price: $1,619
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
2 Bottles 750ml
7
Krug Clos du Mesnil 1986
Krug Clos du Mesnil 1986
individual original wood case
into foil
Final Price: $6,848
Estimate: $4,200 - $6,000
1 Magnum 1.5L
8
Krug Clos du Mesnil 1988
Krug Clos du Mesnil 1988
two individual original wood cases
two into foil
Final Price: $7,470
Estimate: $4,800 - $7,000
2 Bottles 750ml
9
Krug Clos du Mesnil 1989
Krug Clos du Mesnil 1989
individual original wood case
into foil
Final Price: $4,980
Estimate: $4,200 - $6,000
1 Magnum 1.5L
10
Krug Collection 1988
Krug Collection 1988
four individual original wood cases
four into foil, Krug ID 417035, includes certificates
Final Price: $4,482
Estimate: $3,200 - $4,800
4 Bottles 750ml
11
Krug Collection 1990
Krug Collection 1990
individual original wood case
into foil, includes certificate
Final Price: $1,183
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
1 Bottle 750ml
12
Dom Perignon 1985
Dom Perignon 1985
two individual coffrets
three 1cm or better, one lightly torn label
Final Price: $2,490
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
3 Bottles 750ml
13
Dom Perignon Rose 1985
Dom Perignon Rose 1985
two individual coffrets
two 0.5cm, one 1cm
Final Price: $8,093
Estimate: $4,600 - $7,000
3 Magnums 1.5L
14
Louis Roederer Cristal 1979
Louis Roederer Cristal 1979
into foil, bin-soiled label
Final Price: $1,370
Estimate: $900 - $1,300
1 Bottle 750ml
15
Louis Roederer Millenium Release Cristal 1990
Louis Roederer Millenium Release Cristal 1990
individual original wood case
into foil
Final Price: $9,338
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
1 Methuselah 6L
16
Louis Roederer Millenium Release Cristal 1990
Louis Roederer Millenium Release Cristal 1990
individual original wood case
into foil, signs of old seepage
Final Price: $8,093
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
1 Methuselah 6L
17
Champagne from the Frank Sinatra Collection
Champagne from the Frank Sinatra Collection
1 750ml Louis Roederer Cristal 1988
damaged individual coffret, into foil
Provenance: The Frank Sinatra Collection, purchased at Zachys LA in October 2009

1 750ml Dom Perignon 1983
0.5cm, scuffed label
Provenance: The Frank Sinatra Collection, purchased at Zachys LA in October 2009
Final Price: $1,743
Estimate: $950 - $1,400
2 Bottles 750ml
18
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs
2 750ml Schramsberg Reserve Cuvee Blanc de Blancs 1966
two into foil, one lightly bin-soiled label, one lightly scuffed label, one scuffed label, second commercial vintage of Schramsberg

1 750ml Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 1969
into foil, lightly scuffed label, damp-stained label, the wine served by Nixon in China in 1972
Final Price: $3,486
Estimate: $300 - $460
3 Bottles 750ml
19
La Romanee Chateau de Vosne Romanee Bouchard Pere et Fils 1999
La Romanee Chateau de Vosne Romanee Bouchard Pere et Fils 1999
6-pack original wood case
six 1.5cm or better
Final Price: $23,655
Estimate: $18,000 - $28,000
6 Magnums 1.5L
20
Bonnes Mares Comte Georges de Vogue 2003
Bonnes Mares Comte Georges de Vogue 2003
includes 6-pack original carton
Final Price: $7,470
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
4 Magnums 1.5L
21
Musigny Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogue 1971
Musigny Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogue 1971
3.5cm, marked and bin-soiled label, importer tag adhered to label, lightly oxidized capsule
Final Price: $5,229
Estimate: $2,800 - $4,200
1 Bottle 750ml
22
Musigny Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogue 1971
Musigny Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogue 1971
4cm, lightly nicked label, lightly damp-stained label, importer tag adhered to label, signs of old seepage
Final Price: $5,229
Estimate: $2,800 - $4,200
1 Bottle 750ml
23
Musigny Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogue 1978
Musigny Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogue 1978
3.5cm, lightly torn label, lightly damp-stained label, signs of old seepage
Final Price: $3,237
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,200
1 Bottle 750ml
24
Musigny Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogue 1993
Musigny Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogue 1993
original wood case
twelve 2cm or better, one lightly scuffed label
Final Price: $18,675
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
12 Bottles 750ml
25
Musigny Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogue 1993
Musigny Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogue 1993
1cm, bin-soiled and lightly damp-stained label
Final Price: $1,370
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
1 Bottle 750ml

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