Sotheby's 12 June auction of Finest & Rarest Wines brought a total of $2,261,000. Connor Kriegel, Head of New York Auction Sales at Sotheby's Wine, commented: "Our June sale saw a solid result of $2.3 million bringing New York wine auction sales to $10.2 million for the first half of 2015 - a substantial increase on the equivalent total last year in a sign of both a strong domestic and international market. The auction was driven by a series of strong prices for mature Bordeaux as well as attractively priced Burgundy in perfect condition. Château Pétrus performed particularly well, with a case of 1975 exceeding the high estimate to sell for $30,625, several further cases from that year achieving $27,563 each, and three bottles from 1961 beating the high estimate to reach $24,500. Older Burgundy was also highly sought after with a case of La Tâche 1964 doubling the estimate, selling for $55,125. The second half of 2015 is set to be equally exciting for Sotheby's Wine New York with a series of three major single-owner auctions, in addition to the regular calendar of various owner sales."
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The sale of Finest and Rarest Wines in New York on June 13 will feature a range of the finest wines from France and Napa Valley. Parcels of superb First Growth Bordeaux include 1989 Haut Brion as well as 1996 Lafite and Margaux. More mature vintages include a rarely seen 5 case parcel of 1975 Pétrus. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is a feature of the sale and includes cases of some of the most famous vintages from the Domaine such as 1966 Richebourg, 1964 and 1966 La Tâche. More modern DRC vintages include a magnum of 1988 Montrachet, a magnum of 1995 La Tâche and 8 vintages of Romanée-Conti including 1985, 1996, 2005 and 2009. The very top cult wines from Napa are the other feature here with the entire line-up of Colgin Cellars including Tychson Hill, Cariad, IX Estate and Herb Lamb, 16 vintages of Screaming Eagle 1996-2012 and an amazing 21 vintages of Harlan Estate 1990-2010