Wednesday's wine sale in London, Part II of the Monumental Collection sales series, totalled £1.6 million and was 98.5% sold by value.
An ultra-rare double magnum of Château Cheval Blanc 1947 achieved the highest price of the day, selling for £84,600, far in excess of the presale expectations. There was feverish bidding for Bordeaux and Burgundy rarities, with 66% of lots selling above their top estimate.
On 29 March, Sotheby’s London is excited to present Part II in a trilogy of sales of A Monumental Collection, From the Cellars of a Connoisseur. The London auction is a stunning showcase of some of France’s most riveting wines. Bordeaux icons abound from a double magnum of Cheval Blanc 1947 and a Jeroboam of Latour 1961 to double magnums of Haut Brion 1989 and Petrus 1990. Burgundy is headlined by a panoply of DRC Grands Crus, whilst the Chambertins and their satellites are equally tempting. Rounding off the sale is a star-studded selection of Rhône and Italian wines.
The sale comprises 441 lots and has a pre-sale estimate of £1.1 million. This sale will be followed by Part III in Hong Kong on 1 April.