RESULTS | Fine and Rare Wines including the collection of R.A.B Bottomley - London, 26 March 2015


Fine and Rare Wines including the collection of R.A.B Bottomley

London, Thursday, 26 March 2015, Sale 10460

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


694 lots sold

Total: £1,446,432 /$2,150,844 /€1,957,022

     82% sold by lot

850 lots offered

$ 1.487= £1 / € 1.353=£1

    89% sold by value



Estimate (£)

Price Realised





Pétrus 1990

12 bottles per lot

24,000 - 32,000




UK Trade




Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Richebourg 1961

12 bottles per lot

15,000 – 20,000




Asian Private




Pétrus 1970

12 bottles per lot

10,000 – 15,000




UK Private



Chris Munro, Head of London Wine Department commented: “A tremendous start to wine sales in London for 2015.  We witnessed significant bidding throughout the sale on rare Bordeaux and Burgundy along with some spectacular prices for rare Champagne.  We were particularly pleased with the performance of The Collection of R. A. B. Bottomley which doubled its pre-sale estimate. Highlights from the collection included 12 bottles of Bonnes-Mares Vieilles Vignes Clair Dau 1971 which realised £12,950 against an estimate of £4,500-5,500 and rare full cases of Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1976, estimated at £1,800-2,400, achieved an impressive £8,800. We are also honoured to have raised £22,790 on behalf of the L’Union Des Gens De Metier to help their co-member and friend François Chidaine, in Montlouis-sur-Loire, whose Domaine was devastated by hail in Vouvray in 2013. We look forward to our first London online only sale of 2015 which opens on the 31 March 2015, followed by our next King Street sale ‘Fine & Rare Wines including Three Superb Private Collections’ on the 30 April 2015.”


Next Sale: London Signature Cellars: Online Only, 31 March - 14 April 2015

 Please click here to view the full schedule of upcoming sales from the Fine and Rare Wines department at Christie’s

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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