Legendary Wines, Extraordinary Results

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These 11 wines, all sold at Sotheby’s in 2017, each hold legendary status. Whether it is a wine that represents the classical greatness of Bordeaux in a superlative vintage, an extraordinary winemaker in a once-overlooked appellation, or one of the original cult wines of the New World, the market for impeccably stored and sourced fine wines has never been stronger.

Sotheby’s professional handling and knowledgeable marketing of the world’s finest and rarest wine collections leads to exceptional auction results. Click ahead for highlights from the past year, and consign now for the autumn and winter auction season.

Legendary Wines, Extraordinary Results

  • 1945 Château La Mission Haut-Brion – 2 Magnums. Price Achieved $42,875.
    One of the greatest wines ever produced in Bordeaux. Over seventy years later, it still provides the classic La Mission power and character. Today, it's rarely seen in magnum and in such fine condition.



     



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  • 1945 Château Y'Quem – 1 Magnum. Price Achieved $15,925.
    An Yquem for the ages with huge sugar and alcohol, providing deep and intense flavour and maximum staying power. This magnum of the legendary 1945 Château Y'Quem was recorked by the Château in 1996 and promises to please for decades.



     



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  • 1971 Musigny, Domaine Georges Roumier – 6 Bottles. Price Achieved $85,750.
    The mythical 1971 vintage in Burgundy, the Grand Cru Musigny Vineyard and the historic Domaine George Roumier combined led to a truly breathtaking lot (and a truly breathtaking result!).



     



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  • 1996 Chablis, Valmur, Domaine Raveneau – 12 Bottles. Price Achieved $9,188.
    The popularity of the Domaine Raveneau wines has soared in recent years making them harder and harder to find. A full case from one of their Grand Cru vineyards in its original packaging and from a superb vintage leads to a record-breaking price.



     



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  • 1974 Heitz Cellar, Cabernet Sauvignon, Martha's Vineyard – 12 Bottles. Price Achieved $24,500.
    Heitz Martha’s vineyard was Napa Valley’s first single vineyard designate wine. The 1974 is perhaps California’s most historic and well known wine with its legendary mint and eucalyptus flavors. Forty years later, the wine remains immensely youthful, and a perfectly stored, full case in its original packaging is a vinous treasure.



     



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  • 1947 Château Cheval Blanc – 1 Double Magnum. Price Achieved $104,853.
    Château Cheval Blanc, the St. Emilion, Grand Cru Classé (A) coaxes exotic, voluptuous and multi-dimensional wines from a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The 1947 was a landmark vintage in Bordeaux and this rare double magnum format saw multiple bidders drive the price to dazzling new heights.



     



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  • 2009 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment – 13 Bottles. Price Achieved $69,865.
    The "Domaine" as it is known, produces the most extraordinary wines in Burgundy – and in minute quantities. The 2009 vintage was hailed a landmark year across France, and collectors were determined to secure this 13-bottle lot of all of the Domaine’s Grands Crus, including Montrachet, of which only 250 cases are made each year on average.  



     



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  • 1995 Vosne Romanée, Cros Parantoux Henri Jayer – 12 Bottles. Price Achieved $72,815.
    The late, great Henri Jayer was revered throughout the wine world as a role model for vineyard management and wine-making. He discovered the "Cros Parantoux" plot, a mere 0.72 hectares in size. His wines are coveted for their sublime quality and cult status. Needless to say, this case brought an exceptional result. 



     



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  • 1971 Bonnes Mares Comte Georges de Vogüé – 12 Bottles. Price Achieved $54,081.
    The legendary 1971 Burgundy vintage is so rarely seen at auction, it is no wonder that this case, from the famed, aristocratic Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, set the auction room abuzz as bidders battled to add this Grand Cru to their collection.



     



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  • 1978 Montrachet Domaine Ramonet – 6 Bottles. Price Achieved $51,076.
    Domaine Ramonet owns just 0.26 hectares of Montrachet, which the family bought in 1978 making this their first vintage. The vines at the time were over 40 years old, adding to the complexity of this noble wine. Connoisseurs were drawn to this lot not only because of its rarity but because the owner had kept the original invoice – provenance hardly comes better than that!



     



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  • 1961 Château Latour – 1 Jeroboam. Price Achieved $37,864.
    Château Latour, in the exceptional 1961 vintage and in Jeroboam, probably features on the “Desert Island” list of most wine collectors. This is a wine of enormous concentration, with intoxicating aromatics and cassis fruit, and the inimitable thick texture of 1961 and Latour in particular.



     



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