Sale Total: $2,419,987 against estimates of $1,739,450/2,427,000
Sold Percentage: 94% sold by lot and 97% sold by value
Percentage of Lots Sold Above High Estimate: 50%
Worldwide Totals: This sale brings Sotheby's Wine worldwide sales to $54.3 million for 2013
Top Two Lots:
Online bidders bought 20% of lots in the sale.Duncan Sterling, Head of New York Wine Auctions at Sotheby's said: "Today's sale showed continued appreciation for Burgundy's top appellations and best producers, with a full saleroom chasing some of the rarest wines in the world. North American buyers accounted for six out of the top ten buyers and online buyers purchased 21% of the lots in the sale. Interestingly, Brazilian wine lovers bought 10% of the sale. Rarest Burgundy with peerless provenance continues to achieve record prices in New York, with Roumier, Rousseau and Mugnier joining DRC in being the most sought after Domaines, particularly for their older vintages."
This stunning collection features the rarest wines from the greatest domaines in Burgundy. The cellar includes quantities of wines most of us can only dream about including 261 bottles from Domaine J-F Mugnier, 271 bottles from Armand Rousseau, 156 bottles from Domaine Dujac, 117 bottles from Roumier, 80 bottles from Liger-Belair, 138 bottles from Sylvain Cathiard, 247 bottles from Domaine Leflaive, and all nine wines produced by DRC including 6 bottles of 2009 Romanée-Conti estimated at $60,000-90,000.