Sotheby’s 17 June sale totalled £980,658 ($1,483,026) and saw prices soar for Champagne and Burgundy.
A bijou collection of DRC from the cellar of a Michelin-starred restaurant opened the sale on a high note, with 2 bottles of Romanée-Conti 2005 selling for £15,863 ($24,746). A wonderful range of Grand Cru Burgundy from Armand Rousseau prompted lively bidding, with 12 bottles of Chambertin 1993 far exceeding their £12,000 top estimate to reach £21,150 ($32,994) – the top lot of the sale. Champagne highlights included a vertical of Krug Clos du Mesnil, comprising 12 bottles and 1 magnum ranging from the 1979 to the 1998 vintages, which sold for £11,515 ($17,963). There was Bordeaux to suit all pockets with Pétrus 1989 at the top end of the scale achieving £12,338 ($19,247) for a 6-bottle lot.
Our Finest and Rarest Wine Sale on 17 June features an incredible line up of wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Italy and beyond. The 1050-lot sale opens with a collection from the underground cellar of a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant, offering a diverse selection of treasures from Domaine de la Romanée Conti to a vertical of Krug Clos du Mesnil, from mature Bordeaux to German gems, fine Port, Cognac and whisky.
The sale continues with further Burgundy highlights, including a rare 12-bottle lot of Musigny 1972 from Domaine Leroy, in its original wooden case; Musigny 1999 and 2009 from de Vogüé, offered alongside a collection of superb Claret in the form of all the First Growths from the most sought after vintages of the last 25 years and a fantastic offering of Rousseau, spanning vintages from 1989-1996. For Champagne lovers there is a plethora of stunning lots available, including a unique collection of over 70 lots of Grande Marques Champagne encompassing prestige cuvées Cristal, Oenothèque, Comtes de Champagne and Nebuchadnezzars of Möet et Chandon. Finally, for those celebrating a 70th anniversary this year, why not celebrate in style with a bottle of Taylor or Yquem 1945?