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






Lots Sold: 747

Lots Offered: 787

Sold by Lot: 95%

Sold by £: 97%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.457/  €1.209





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Romanee-Conti Grand Cru 1971, 6 magnums




Asian Private


Hermitage La Chapelle 1961, 12 bottles




Asian Private


Romanee Conti Grand Cru 1983, 12 bottles




Asian Private


Chateau Petrus 1982, 12 bottles




US Private


Chateau Petrus 1982, 12 bottles




US Private


La Tache 1978, 12 bottles




US Private


Romanee-Conti Grand Cru 1982, 12 bottles




Asian Private


Chateau Lafleur 1982, 6 magnums




US Private


Chateau Lafleur 1975, 11 bottles




European Private


Chateau Petrus 1971, 12 bottles




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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