London’s final wine sale of the season totalled £828,270, far exceeding the top estimate, and was 94% sold by lot.
Twelve bottles of Bonnes Mares 1971 from Comte Georges de Vogüé sold for £42,300, winning the accolade of highest price and achieving a result 3 times the high estimate. Worthy of special mention is the second highest price of £39,950 for 6 bottles of Montrachet 1978 from Domaine Ramonet. The rarity factor of these wines and their impeccable provenance led to an intense bidding competition, driving prices to new heights.
Stephen Mould, Head of Sotheby’s Wine, Europe, said: “Prices, in particular for Burgundy from the ‘Immaculate Cellar of Rare Bordeaux and Burgundy’, were sensational, with rare vintages from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé achieving multiples of their estimates. Original invoices for many of the lots underscored the stunning provenance of these wines. It was testament to the care that the owner and his father had given to amassing this collection that the result was so significant. Mature Bordeaux performed well with many of the top lots including Petrus and the First Growths exceeding their high estimates. Elsewhere in the sale, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône performed strongly, and a mention should go to the Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 from Paul Jaboulet Aîné which flew. The overall result demonstrates the strength of the London wine market, which continues to attract a global audience.”
An immaculate collection of rare Bordeaux and Burgundy leads our 14 June sale in London. Featuring First Growths and Petrus in vintages from 1970 to 1985, notable highlights include Petrus 1976, Latour 1978 and Mouton 1982. Burgundy is championed by de Vogüé’s Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses 1961, Bonnes Mares 1971, Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 1976 and Ramonet’s Montrachet 1978. This is an unmissable sale for connoisseurs.