At Bonhams September Fine Wine Sale

Fine and Rare Wines
27 Sep 2018
London, New Bond Street

An exceptional private collection of Bordeaux Grands Crus attracted strong bidding at Bonhams sale of Fine & Rare Wines in London on Thursday 27 September. In a sale that made more than £1 million, the collection accounted for nine out of the top ten lots sold.

Among the collection highlights were:

- Two cases of Pétrus 1995. Sold for £23,900 per case (estimate: £20,000-28,000).
- Two six bottle cases of Pétrus 1990. Sold for £19,120 (estimate: £17,000-22,000)
- Four cases of Château Mouton Rothschild 2000. Sold for £18,523 per case (estimate: £15,000-17,000).
- Two cases of Château Lafite Rothschild 2000. Sold for £13,145 per case (estimate: £11,000-13,000).

Bonhams International Wine Director, Richard Harvey M.W. said, "This was one of the finest private collections of Bordeaux to come to market for some time. I am not surprised that it generated so much interest and achieved such impressive results."

Other sale highlights included:

- Six bottles of Romanée-Conti 1988 sold for £107,550 and was the top selling lot in the sale and had been estimated at £100,000-120,000
- Six bottles of Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Champagne 1966 sold for £4,183 (estimate £1,200-1,500)
- Four bottles of Chateau Latour 1961 sold for £10,158 (estimate £4,000-5,000)
- Two bottles of Chateau d'Yquem 1945 for £1,763 each (estimate £1,000-1,200)
- A bottle of Hine Grande Fine Champagne Cognac 1844 sold for £2,271 (estimate: £1,200-1,500)


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