Top Burgundies from Paris Cellar lead Bonhams London Fine Wine Sale

Wines from an important Paris cellar, with a strong emphasis on Burgundies from top Domaines, Coche-Dury and Jacky Truchot, lead Bonhams Christmas Fine Wine sale in London on Thursday 28 November.

Highlights include:

- Rare Meursault from Domaine Coche-Dury, including 2 verticals of Perrières. Estimate £13,000-15,000.
- From the legendary Jacky Truchot, a selection of vintages spanning 1985 to 2001, rarely seen at auction; notably 6 bottles of Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 1993 at £3,000-4,000 and 2 bottles of Clos de la Roche 2001 at £2,000-2,500.
- Two lots of Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin 1991. Estimate £2,000-3,000 per bottle.
- A 12 bottle case of Clos-Vougeot 1992, Domaine René Engel. Estimate: £3,800-4,500.

The sale also offers a small private Irish collection with a fascinating history. The 23 bottles, with a combined upper estimate of £40,000, are the remains of an entire drinks cellar purchased in a private sale in 1955 for £500 – equivalent in buying power to £12,500 today. From the 1945 vintage there are bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Margaux, Haut Brion and Cheval Blanc as well as a case of Château Latour 1948 (Estimate £6,000-8,000) and five bottles of Cheval Blanc 1948 (Estimate £4,000-5,000)

Other highlights included in the auction are:

- two magnums of Krug 1979. Estimate £3,000-3,500
- 12 bottles of Château Lafleur 1985. Estimate £5,000-6,000.
- six bottles of Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux 2009. Estimate £6,000-7,000.
- six bottles of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1963 Port. Estimate £12,000-15,000.

Bonhams International Director of Wine and Master of Wine Richard Harvey said; "As usual for our Christmas auction, we have assembled a wonderfully broad selection of fine wines with many of the highlights provided by a large number of very desirable Burgundies."

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