Strong Demand at Bonhams July Fine and Rare Wine Sale

Strong demand across the board at Bonhams Fine & Rare Wine sale in London on 16 July contributed to a sale total of £838,372 with 92% sold by lot and 94% sold by value.

Bonhams Global Director of Wine, Master of Wine Richard Harvey said, "In a strong sale, bottles from private cellars stood out showing again the appeal to collectors of rare wines with good provenance that have been well cellared. A collection from a Normandy château, featuring Bordeaux from the 1945 and 1947 vintages, and a collection of Burgundy, bought direct from leading domaines, both sold in their entirety."

Highlights included:

• A bottle of Château Cheval Blanc 1947 sold for £7,320 (estimate £2,000-3,000).

• Four bottles of Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1945 sold for £8,540 (estimate £2,500-3,200).

• Two bottles of Chambertin, Clos de Bèze 2001, Domaine Armand Rousseau sold for £7,390 (estimate £2,000-3,000).

• Three bottles of Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, Les Amoureuses 2002, Domaine G. Roumier sold for £7,390 (estimate £6,000-8,000).

• A magnum of Dom Perignon P3 1966 sold for £4,636 (estimate £2,000-3,000)

• Six bottles of Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Auslese 1976 sold for £3,416 (estimate (£1,200-1,400)

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