Our 22 April sale totalled £602,576 ($903,864) and saw 93% of lots sold. The landmark Bordeaux vintages of 1982 and 2000 commanded the highest prices, with six bottles of Pétrus 1982 achieving £19,975 ($29,963). This was also a sale for Champagne lovers – nearly 50 lots of prestige cuvées were offered, including a 12-bottle vertical of Taittinger Collection which sold for £2,820 ($4,320).
Saleroom attendance was larger than usual, indicating that bidders were curious to see how the market was performing as the 2014 vintage “En Primeur” campaign gets under way. Buyers came from fifteen countries across the UK and Europe, North America and Asia.
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Our sale of Finest and Rarest Wines on 22 April begins with a magnificent collection of First and Second Growth Bordeaux along with Right Bank superstars from 1998 to 2005 including Le Pin 1998 and 2000. Further Bordeaux collections feature the outstanding 2009 and 2010 vintages and rarities such as Mouton 1959 in magnum and a 6-bottle case of Pétrus 1982. Distinguishing the sale is a plethora of prestige Champagne, with a focus on Dom Pérignon, Krug and Louis Roederer Cristal, plus a range of Italian wines including Sassicaia 1985, Ornellaia 1995 and Redigaffi 2007.