The Antique Wine Company unveils million dollar architectural wine cabinets
It’s time for wine collectors to invest in vintage wines and architectural cabinets to house the prized collection. The Antique Wine Company has released the next four in its series of nine exquisitely crafted architectural cabinets featuring the most celebrated Chateaux in Bordeaux wine collection. The bespoke cabinets are commissioned from Linley. The collection includes: Chateau Haut-Brion, Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion and Chateau Petrus, and the ultimate 141 vintage collection for a Chateau d’Yquem collector (featured above) spanning over three centuries between 1868 and 2005.
The bespoke cabinets contain 18 bottles of wine, being the finest vintages produced during the 20th and 21st centuries, with the Yquem model accompanied by a complete vertical collection of Chateau d’Yquem spanning 141 consecutive vintages from 1868 to the latest current release. The extraordinary cabinets are constructed from the most exotic materials including the finest sycamore, ripple sycamore, burr ash and Bombay rosewood.
This ultimate collection also includes several letters and memorabilia retrieved from the Chateau archives during the Lur Saluces era and will be sold by the Antique Wine Company during September 2010 by private negotiation and expected to realize a value of £1m ($1.4m).
Each Chateau edition is limited to just five editions. You can catch one of the Chateau Haut-Brion cabinets, commissioned to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the acquisition of Chateau Haut-Brion by Clarence Dillon during Masterpiece London, which runs from June 24 to 29.