Finest and Rarest Wines at Sotheby’s New York exceeded the high estimate to total $1,724,493.75 (est. $1.14/1.58 million) with 99% of lots sold. The sale was marked by broad international participation with collectors from 14 countries driving the outstanding total. The sale was led by Château Pétrus from a Private Northeast Collection with cases of both the 1990 and 1989 vintages exceeding the estimate. In addition, a diverse range of great Burgundy from one of our most knowledgeable collectors performed strongly with a case of 1998 La Tâche selling for $24,500 well over the $14/18,000 estimate. Elsewhere in the sale, a bottle of 1990 Romanée-Conti DRC sold for $19,600 against an estimate of $12,000/16,000.
The June 21st sale of Finest and Rarest wines in New York features a very special cellar comprised mainly of stellar Red and White Burgundy. Domaines JF Coche-Dury, Leflaive, Raveneau, Roulot and Dauvissat are just some of the names for the White Burgundies while producers for Red Burgundy include DRC and Domaines Roumier, Rousseau, Leroy, Mugnier, and Comte Georges de Vogüé. Highlights include 3 bottles of 1996 Corton Charlemagne from Coche-Dury (est. $5,500-7,500) and 5 bottles 1993 Chambertin from Rousseau (est. $6,000-8,500). Other highlights from the sale include cases of Château Pétrus 1989 and 1990 (both estimated at $30,000-40,000) as well as a case of 1989 Richebourg from Leroy (est. $11,000-15,000) and 5 cases of Château Haut Brion 1990 in formats ranging from bottles to double magnums (est. $5,500-7,500).