Three session, wine auction in London produced incredible results throughout. Over 150 bidders registered for the sale, which represents a global record for any wine sale at Christie’s.
We witnessed global, competitive bidding for historic vintages of some of the world’s iconic wines. Highlights included eleven bottles of Château Latour 1945 which made £38,000, and a full case of Petrus 1995 which fetched £20,570.
Rare Burgundy was strongly represented in the sale; three bottles of La Tâche 1985 hammered down for £11,495.00, smashing through its pre-sale estimate, and the legendary 1990 vintage of Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau achieved £9,680 for 4 bottles.
Elsewhere, rare Californian wine was offered with Château Montelena 1974 making £1,936.00 for a perfect full case. This perfect provenance sale from one of the UK wine trades well established families pushed the prices of historic Bordeaux and Burgundy to new levels.
Michael Broadbent MW, who was in attendance at the auction and is this year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wine Department at Christie’s said that ‘This is undoubtedly one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of old and rare wine ever to appear at auction’.
Château Lafite-Rothschild 1874 Price Realised GBP 3,760
Sale total including buyer’s premium: GBP 2,153,505