RESULTS: Finest and Rarest Wines Including a Superb Collection of Rare Burgundy

London

Sold:

£1,935,510

$2,820,038

€2,340,032

Lots Sold: 747

Lots Offered: 787

Sold by Lot: 95%

Sold by £: 97%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.457/  €1.209

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

64

Romanee-Conti Grand Cru 1971, 6 magnums

50,000-70,000

£71,300

$103,884
€86,202

Asian Private

107

Hermitage La Chapelle 1961, 12 bottles

45,000-60,000

£69,000

$100,533
€83,421

Asian Private

77

Romanee Conti Grand Cru 1983, 12 bottles

30,000-40,000

£56,400

$82,175
€68,188

Asian Private

47

Chateau Petrus 1982, 12 bottles

35,000-45,000

£48,300

$70,373
€58,395

US Private

46

Chateau Petrus 1982, 12 bottles

35,000-45,000

£46,000

$67,022
€55,614

US Private

65

La Tache 1978, 12 bottles

20,000-30,000

£46,000

$67,020
€55,614

US Private

76

Romanee-Conti Grand Cru 1982, 12 bottles

25,000-35,000

£46,000

$67,022
€55,614

Asian Private

44

Chateau Lafleur 1982, 6 magnums

22,000-28,000

£32,200

$46,915
€38,930

US Private

35

Chateau Lafleur 1975, 11 bottles

16,500-20,000

£19,550

$28,484
€23,636

European Private

31

Chateau Petrus 1971, 12 bottles

10,000-12,000

£16,000

$23,312
€19,344

Asian Private

 

Comment: Chris Munro, Director, London Wine Department said:

 

“The relentless upward movement of fine wine prices continues apace as new highs were set for a number of classic blue chip wines in today’s sale at Christie’s London. Over twenty three lots sold for in excess of £10,000, in a sale packed full of many of the wine world’s rarest cases. Highlights included 6 magnums of Romanee-Conti 1971 making just over £71,000, and 12 bottles of Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 which achieved a price of £69,000. We also witnessed Petrus 1982 making a new high of £48,300 for 12 bottles. The sale attracted a large number of bidders globally with 68% from Europe, 24% from Asia and 8% from the US. Nearly 50% of the lots was sold to Asian based clients as many of the top lots headed east.

 

 This sale concludes a very successful Spring/Summer season in London, and we look forward to the Autumn Season, which starts on the 9th September.”

 

Next Wine Sale Dates:

New York: 12 June 2010

Amsterdam: 15 June 2010

London: 9 September 2010

Paris: 21 September 2010

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