The sale totalled £725,915 ($1,030,799), reaching the high estimate, and was 92% sold by lot.
Twelve bottles of Château Lafite 2000 achieved the highest price, selling for £10,810 to a European buyer. A 12-bottle lot of Pétrus 1992 brought the second highest price of £10,340. Among the other top lots were a single bottle of Romanée-Conti 1995 and cases of Latour, Haut Brion and Cheval Blanc 2000.
Stephen Mould, Head of Sotheby’s Wine, Europe, commented: “There was strong demand for both blue-chip Bordeaux and more mature vintages perfect for drinking now. Bidders also eagerly pursued a rarely seen magnum of Krug 1953 and an array of Sassicaia spanning 1995 to 2002.”
Benchmark Claret from the 1980s and 1990s leads our 13 April sale, book-ended by Pichon Lalande 1986 and Lynch Bages 1998. Featuring La Mission 1990, Mouton 1995, Haut Brion 1996 and Latour 1998, a range of Sassicaia from 1995 to 2002 completes this superb collection. Further Bordeaux includes Lafite, Latour, Haut Brion and Cheval Blanc from the outstanding 2000 vintage.
Romanée-Conti 1995, Romanée St. Vivant 1999, Richebourg 2001 and La Tâche 2006 from the fabled DRC are highlights from Burgundy. De Vogüé, Anne Gros, J-F Mugnier and Armand Rousseau also feature strongly alongside Grand Cru Chablis from Raveneau.
The Champagne selection brims with Bollinger Grande Année, Dom Pérignon Rosé and Salon Le Mesnil, with a magnum of Krug 1953 appealing to Krug Lovers worldwide.