July's 2-day wine sale in London totalled £1,297,682 and attracted bidders from Europe and throughout Asia. Mature, top-flight Bordeaux and DRC were in great demand and prices for Leroy and d'Auvenay soared above their high estimates.
The two top lots were the catalogue cover lot of a 12-bottle case of Château Pétrus from the opulent 1990 vintage and, from Burgundy, a 12-bottle Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment case from the same outstanding vintage. Both lots sold for £28,200.
Our next sale will be in London on 17 September.
Sotheby’s wine sale on 16 and 17 July in London features over 1,000 lots of first-rate Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône.
The sale begins with a “Who's Who” of top-tier Bordeaux from the last three decades, which focusses on the First and Second Growths and the very top names from the Right Bank. A 1990 DRC assortment case is the star lot from the Burgundy selection, with Dom Perignon Rosé and Louis Roederer Cristal representing Champagne.
Burgundy lovers will be tempted by an impressive collection of Grand Crus and Premier Crus from a star-studded list of producers including Arnoux-Lachaux, Faiveley, Roche de Bellene, Fourrier and Leflaive in vintages spanning 1978 to 2011.
The second day is dedicated to an extensive private cellar, brimming with Classed Growth Bordeaux book-ended by Talbot 1959 and Pontet Canet 2010. Complementing the collection are 19 vintages of Yquem, top Burgundy including DRC, Leroy and Dugat-Py, and Rhône wines from Guigal.