RESULTS: The Magnificent Cellar of Charlie Trotter’s

New York

784 lots sold

COMBINED TOTAL: $1,136,129 (£713,580/€881,820)

97% sold by lot

805 lots offered

 

 

       

The Magnificent Cellar of Charlie Trotter’s

Part One Results and Top 3 Wines by Value

New York, 16 November 2012, Sale #2794

349 lots sold

Total: $918,087/£578,394/€716,108

     98% sold by lot

357 lots offered

£0.63= $1 / €0.78=$1

 98% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

629

Richebourg--Vintage 1986

Côte de Nuits, H. Jayer

4 bottles

20,000 - 24,000

$29,040

£18,295

€22,651

Asian Trade

560

La Tâche--Vintage 1996

Côte de Nuits, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

1 methuselah

14,000 - 20,000

$22,990

£14,484

€17,932

Asian Private

615

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment –Vintage 1997

1 dozen bottle, in original wooden case

15,000 - 20,000

$20,570

£12,959

€16,045

European Trade

             

The Magnificent Cellar of Charlie Trotter’s

Part Two Results: Online Only Auction

November 20 – December 4, 2012

435 lots sold

Total: $218,042 /£135,186 /€165,712

     97% sold by lot

448 lots offered

£0.62= $1 / € 0.76=$1

 

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

922

Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1945
Pessac-Léognan, 1er cru classé

2 bottles per lot

5,000-7,000

$5,445

£3,375

€4,138

US Private

931

Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1953
Saint-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (A)

5 bottles per lot

3,000-4,000

$4,235

£2,626

€3,219

US Private

1005

Asteroïde--Vintage 2002
Loire Valley, Dagueneau

6 bottles per lot

500-750

$3,630

£2,251

€2,759

US Private

               

 

Per Holmberg, Head of Wine at Christie’s New York, commented:  “These very strong results — more than $1.1 million combined — are a reflection of Chef Trotter’s legendary commitment to great wines and his far-reaching appeal as both chef and wine connoisseur. We saw many new clients in the mix — more than 25% of buyers in our online-only sale — and this added competition pushed prices for many of the most-coveted wines to well above the high estimate. Rare and mature wines performed very well, such as the imperial of Robert Mondavi Cabernet Reserve 1974 which sold for $1,573 against a pre-sale low estimate of $700 and the super rare 5 bottle-lot of Quintarelli Amabile del Cere - Passito Bia 1990 which sold for $1,815 against a low estimate of $200. It has been an honor for Christie’s International wine team to shepherd the sale of this magnificent cellar on behalf of Charlie Trotter’s, and we are pleased that our great results will further burnish the memory of the restaurant that will always be remembered as a great culinary landmark in American history.”

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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