Wednesday’s wine sale in London featuring Ornellaia Archivio Storico brought a total of £886,820 with 94% of lots sold. The top lot was a six-magnum case of Pétrus 1989 which was acquired for £28,200 by an Asian buyer. Large formats of the 2001 and 2006 vintages of the Ornellaia Archivio Storico soared above their estimates, bringing £1,880 per 3 magnums and £1,058 per Double Magnum. There was also strong demand for Classed Growth Bordeaux from 2008 through to 2011 and a collection of Mouton Rothschild in complete cases from 1985 to 2000 was 100% sold.
Stephen Mould, Head of Sotheby’s Wine, Europe commented: “It was encouraging to see strong interest for young vintages of Classed Growth Bordeaux ahead of the en primeur campaign next month, while connoisseurs were attracted by the offering of Ornellaia’s library wines direct from the estate, which resulted in high prices for the 2001 and 2006 vintages. An array of Mouton Rothschild vintages, Champagne, particularly Dom Pérignon, and Rhône wines from Château Rayas and Hermitage La Chapelle were snapped up by collectors. Burgundy from Henri Jayer and de Vogüé was similarly in demand.”
Our March sale features the second ‘tranche’ of the Ornellaia Archivio Storico direct from this remarkable Tuscan estate. Following the launch in New York in February, Sotheby’s London is honoured to offer a range of Ornellaia’s library wines from 1994 to 2006, including the final release of the 1994-1999 vintages, in formats from bottle to Imperial.
Parcels of Classed Growth Bordeaux include Lafite, Latour and La Mission 2009 together with Mouton 2009 and 2010. “Super Seconds” Pichon Baron, Cos d’Estournel, Montrose and Léoville Las Cases in the outstanding 2000 vintage are also on offer. Acclaimed Angélus 2005 and 2009 are highlights from the Right Bank.
Gems from the cellar of a wine lover include a bottle of Mouton 1945, a case of Haut Brion 1989 and a magnum case of Pétrus 1989. Margaux, Haut Brion and Cheval Blanc 1990 add to the gravitas of this collection.
Mouton 2000 is the star of a Mouton collection spanning 1985 to 2000 in case quantities while vertical lots range from 1964 to 1990. This is clearly a sale for Mouton lovers!
Burgundy from great producers includes Vosne Romanée Cros Parantoux 1986 from Henri Jayer together with his Echézeaux 1990. A bottle of Romanée-Conti 2009 and 3 bottles of La Tâche 2009 are further standout lots.
Grands Crus from Dujac, de Vogüé, JF Mugnier and Rousseau in vintages from 1999 to 2013 form part of a collection that also features stunning White Burgundy from Ramonet and Leflaive.
Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 and Château Rayas 1990 lead the Rhône selection while mouth-watering Champagne includes Dom Pérignon and Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 1990, 1999 and 2000.