Results: After leading the global market for the second consecutive year, Sotheby’s is delighted to have opened the New York season of Wine auctions with an extremely successful sale that brought $3.3 million, over the $2.2 million estimate, with 97% of lots sold. Hundreds of bidders, including a packed saleroom, fervently bid for wines rarely available at auction, including magnums of both 1971 La Tâche and 1945 La Mission Haut-Brion, as well as five decades of Biondi-Santi and the exclusive release of the 2014 Ornellaia Bianco.
Auction Details: On 25 February, Sotheby’s is delighted to present its first Finest and Rarest New York wine sale of 2017. The auction commences with a collection of impeccable provenance, featuring a myriad of wine purchased from Sotheby’s – including varios direct-from-the-cellar auctions – with the likes of Krug, Cheval Blanc and Ornellaia. Other notable collections include: Brunello di Montalcino Riservas, spanning three decades of historic vintages (1955-1971), from the Family Collection of Tuscany's iconic Biondi-Santi; unrivaled Bordeaux including First Growths and Right Bank stars from vintages such as 1953, 1959 and 1964; a pantheon of white Burgundy greats featuring 15 cases of assorted Leflaive and compelling selections from Coche-Dury; and finally a meticulous collection of Rhône, Bordeaux, and California Classics from 1980's and 1990's. This exciting sale, featuring nearly 1,000, lots has a pre-sale estimate of $2.3–3.2 million.