Finest & Rarest Wines Featuring an Important West Coast Collection & Krug 1915 achieved a sale total of $3.07 million. Its featured lot, The Krug 1915 Tasting Experience, led the sale at $116,375.
Jamie Ritchie, CEO of Sotheby's Wine, Americas & Asia, commented: "The opportunity to drink a 100 year old bottle of Krug, that will never have left their cellars, drew bidders from four continents, demonstrating the extraordinary lengths Sotheby's clients will go to pursue the world's rarest wines and unique experiences."
The 25 September sale is anchored by three outstanding private collections, each of which were assembled by distinguished wine lovers who stored their treasures impeccably. Two East Coast Cellars feature 100 years of mature Bordeaux in multiple formats, with renown vintages that appear at auction increasingly rarely. Among the highlights are full cases of Lafite 1928 (estimate $9,000 - $12,000) and 1982 (estimate $20,000 -$30,000), a magnum of Cheval Blanc 1947 (estimate $28,000 -$40,000), three magnums of 1959 Latour (estimate $7,000 - $10,000), and a double magnum and imperial of Pétrus 1985 (estimate $13,000- $18,000 and $9,000-$12,000).
The West coast cellar, estimated at more than a million dollars, features an astonishing selection of wine from France, California and Italy with a focus on the great Domaines of Burgundy. It begins with the great Domaine de la Romanée-Conti featuring seven vintages of Romanée Conti and six vintages of Montrachet. Other stand-out producers include Henri Jayer, Domaine des Comte Lafon, Domaine Leflaive, JF Mugnier, and Domaine Ponsot. Bordeaux highlights feature 13 vintages of Pétrus, and seven vintages of Lafleur. Rhone standouts include JL Chave, Guigal, and Paul Jaboulet Aine, while California also makes up a large selection of the consignment with the greatest producers such as Abreu, Harlan, Heitz, Screaming Eagle, and Sloan.
The sale will also include a special lot celebrating the last hundred years of the House of Krug, from 1915 to 2015. An exceptional tasting experience, led by Olivier Krug, will be held at the House of Krug in Reims, including a very rare bottle of the Krug Private Cuvée 1915, of which there are only four left in the cellars. Bids will start at $15,000.