RESULTS: Finest and Rarest Wines & Spirits


Finest and Rarest Wines & Spirits

London – Thursday & Friday, 1-2 December 2011

Sale no: 8005– Top Ten

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium] 





Lots Sold:  852

Lots Offered: 966

Sold by Lot: 89%

Sold by £: 94%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.566/  €1.162





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price



Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 1990, 12 bottles


£115,000 $180,090

Asian Private


Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 1988, 12 bottles


£63,250 $99,050

Asian Private


Pétrus 1982, 12 bottles


£39,100 $61,231

Asian Private


Château Lafite Rothschild 1982, 12 bottles


£32,200 $50,425

Asian Private


Château Lafite Rothschild 1982, 12 bottles


£29,900 $46,823

Asian Private


Château Lafite Rothschild 1982, 12 bottles


£29,900 $46,823

Asian Private


Château Lafite Rothschild 1982, 12 bottles


£27,600 $43,222

Asian Private


DRC Assortment 1999, 12 bottles


£27,600 $43,222

Asian Private


Château Lafite Rothschild 1982, 24 half bottles


£23,000 $36,018

Asian Private


DRC Assortment 1985, 12 bottles


£21,850 $34,217

Asian Private


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

“We are very pleased with the grand total of £2,939,382 for our two day sale in London – the highest total achieved for the category at Christie’s London since 1997, and a fitting end to a tremendous year for the department. International bidders competed for the very best wines from Bordeaux to Burgundy with DRC taking the top spot as a 12 bottle case of Romanee-Conti 1990 fetched an impressive £115,000. Further highlights included £63,250 paid for a dozen bottles of Romanée-Conti 1988, and we were also particularly pleased with the results for the exceptional collection of whisky and cognac which saw a single bottle of Balvenie 50 YO sell for £13,800.”

David Elswood, International Director of Wine said:

“We were proud to offer a superb range of Château Lafite-Rothschild from the collection of Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, which was 100% sold. The collection realised a total of over £850,000, with buyers originating from around the globe.”


Press Contact:

Leonie Pitts                    +44 207 752 3121        

Next Sale Date:

The next Wine sale to be held in London will be on 23 February 2012.

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