Our May sale in London achieved a total of £1,009,866, far exceeding presale expectations, and was 97% sold by lot.
The lead collection of Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhône attracted huge interest and a flood of bids. A 13-bottle Domaine de la Romanée- Conti Assortment in the 2009 vintage achieved the highest price of the day, selling for £56,050 against a £20,000-26,000 estimate.
Further notable results include a rare Jeroboam of La Tâche 1990 which sold for £22,325, a single bottle of Romanée-Conti 2000 which reached £11,750 and a 6 bottle case of Chambertin 2005 from Rousseau selling for £12,925. Across the sale, 84% of lots exceeded their top estimates.
Stephen Mould, Head of Sotheby’s Wine, Europe, said: “Prices for Burgundy soared, led by a 13-bottle mixed lot of 2009 DRC which more than doubled the high estimate to bring £54,050. Wines from Rousseau, Roumier and Coche-Dury also achieved stellar prices whilst Bordeaux performed strongly against the backdrop of the promising 2016 vintage unveiled at this year’s en primeur campaign. Overall we saw excellent results, with a £1 million sale total exceeding presale expectations, and the lead collection of Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhône ascending to £640,000, 25% over the high estimate.”
An impressive collection of Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhône leads our May sale with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in pole position.
Featuring assortment cases in the 1990, 2009 and 2010 vintages, the DRC selection also includes Romanée-Conti 2000. Rousseau’s Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 1999 and Chambertin 1999 vie for attention with Roumier’s Bonnes Mares 2002 and Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses 2002. A rare bottle of Romanée-Conti 1966 and a Jeroboam of La Tâche 1990 are further outstanding Burgundy lots.
White Burgundy highlights include Montrachets from DRC and Coche-Dury Meursaults.
Top drawer Bordeaux features the fabled Mouton Rothschild 2000, the much lauded Haut Brion 1990 and Lafite’s second wine, Carruades de Lafite, in the 1989, 1999 and 2001 vintages. Highly attractive, ready-to-drink Claret includes Clerc Milon 2000, Beychevelle 2002 and Léoville Poyferré 2005.
Domaine du Pégau’s Cuvée da Capo 1998 and 2000 flies the flag for the Southern Rhône while a sprinkling of Sauternes, Champagne, Cognac and Whisky completes this bijou sale.