Bernard Madoff wine collection to be auctioned
Would you buy a bottle of wine that you couldn’t drink? Morrell & Co is auctioning all of the bottles seized from fraudster Bernard Madoff’s collection ‘including those which normally wouldn’t pass muster and make it into our auction.’ They say that some of the wines are better viewed as conversation pieces rather than valued for their contents.
For bidders with purchasing power and, dare we say, slightly better taste, the collectable Bordeaux is attracting interest including a case of 1996 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild ($3,200-3,800); six bottles of 1990 Chateau Beychevelle ($350-480); one bottle of 1964 Chateau Cheval Blanc ($500-750); and six bottles of 1997 Antinori Tignanello ($850-1,200) There are also 51 lots of Lafite.
Morrell & Company will sell the 58 lots owned by the convicted fraudster Bernard L Madoff on 18th May in an internet auction (absentee bids are being taken now). The proceeds from the auction of these wines and spirits will all go towards the compensation of the victims of Madoff’s multi-billion dollar fraud. To find out more visit Morrell & Co Fine Wine.
If you are interested in fine Bordeaux, Le Clos has posted reports on the 2010 vintage and how to secure the wines you’d like by buying en primeur from the UAE.
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