The sale totalled £969,387 ($1,609,182), just shy of the presale high estimate and 90 percent sold by lot. The highest price of the sale was a six-bottle case of Montrachet 1996 from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which realised £23,500 ($39,010).
Glorious Champagne and historic vintages of Château d'Yquem were highly sought-after by collectors. Internet bidding was particularly intense, resulting in over 40 percent of lots selling online. More than 30 percent of lots found buyers in Asia, where interest was strong for mature Bordeaux and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. The next wine sale will be held in London on 26 February.
This sale features an array of prestige Champagne, including Krug Clos du Mesnil and Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill, as well as rare German wines dating back to 1945, from Schlossgut Diel, Von Simmern, Wegeler-Deinhard and Robert Weil among others. Châteaux Lafite, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild and Pétrus lead from Bordeaux, while Montrachet from DRC and Leflaive, Corton Charlemagne from Coche-Dury and further cases of DRC and Comtes Lafon are highlights from Burgundy. Sublime Château d’Yquem spans 1921 to 2009 including twelve bottles of both the rare wartime 1941 and the legendary 1967 vintages.