Sale Total: $1,446,297 against an estimate of $1,000,000/1,400,000
Sold Percentage: 97% sold by lot
Percentage of Lots Sold Above High Estimate: 61%
Duncan Sterling, Head of New York Wine Auctions at Sotheby's said: "North America reasserted itself in the auction market today accounting for 15 out of the top 20 buyers in our sale today. Brazil and Mexico are still an important and growing part of our market. Top wines from the best producers in the greatest vintages are achieving the highest prices, with an emphasis on more mature vintages. Some examples today include 12 bottles of 1982 Lafite Rothschild selling for $36,750, $ 12 bottles of 1989 Haut Brion selling for $22,050 and 3 bottles of 1979 Krug Clos du Mesnil selling for $11,025."
3 bts 1979 Krug Clos du Mesnil sold for $11,025 against an estimate of $7,000/10,000
The 26 April sale of Finest and Rarest Wines in New York will feature a brilliant selection of First Growth Bordeaux, rarest Burgundy, and historic Italian wines from Angelo Gaja and Sassicaia. Highlights from France include a four-case parcel of 1990 Château Lafite est. $7,000-10,000 per case, 12 bottles of 1990 Mazis Chambertin from Rousseau est. $2,750-3,500, and 3 bottles of 1979 Krug Clos du Mesnil in the original wooden case est. $7,000-10,000. Historic wines from Italy include 3 bottles of 1961 Barbaresco from Gaja est. $1,200-1,600 and a two case parcel of 1990 Sassicaia est. $3,500-5,000 per case.