The sale totalled £1,674,810 ($2.7 million) and was 92% sold. Prices soared for mature Bordeaux and Burgundy as a result of strong competition from across the globe. Two magnums of Pétrus 1945 achieved the highest price of £47,000 closely followed by a five-magnum lot of La Tâche 1971 DRC which brought £44,650.
Our first sale of the autumn season features great rarities, classic Claret and eclectic wines to appeal to every collector. Star lots include magnums of Pétrus 1945 and 1947, and double-magnums of Pétrus 1982. Bordeaux First Growths and top Right Bank wines from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s are on offer alongside Classed Growths from the 2005, 2006 and 2008 vintages to suit all palates and pockets.
A bijou collection of White Bordeaux includes Haut Brion Blanc, Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc and Domaine de Chevalier Blanc. From Burgundy, three Jeroboams of La Tâche 1971 add to the wow factor, complemented by La Tâche 2001 and other DRC as well as Rousseau and Drouhin-Laroze spanning 2001-2006 in a variety of formats. German Rieslings from Dr. Loosen, a range of California’s Dominus and a sprinkling of Krug cuvées are further delights of this sale.