Sotheby’s London sale of Finest & Rarest Wines

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Sotheby’s London sale of Finest & Rarest Wines on 18 April brought a total of £1,045,206 ($1,494,645) against a pre-sale estimate £806,690 – 1,016,110, with 96% of lots sold. Stephen Mould, Sotheby’s Head of Wine, Europe, said: “Bordeaux dominated the results, mirroring the various collections on offer, headlined by “The Best of the Best”.  These 300 lots of superlative wines belonged to passionate oenophile with a taste for rare vintages including Haut Brion 1909, Lafite 1918, Latour 1929, Lafite 1945 and La Mission Haut Brion 1961, which all flew over their estimates.  Elsewhere, a stunning lot of all bottle sizes of Montrose 2010, from half bottles to the 18-litre Melchior, presented by Bordeaux négociants Mestrezat Grands Crus, sold for £38,240.  The top lot and star of the sale came from a stellar Bordeaux collection in the form of a rare 6-magnum case of Lafleur 1982, which soared to £54,970, well over its £40,000 high estimate, thanks to its impeccable provenance.  We now look forward to our New York sale on 21st April and a duo of sales – The Masterpiece Collection and Finest and Rarest Wines featuring The Grand Imperial Collection – in London on 16th May.”

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