Ex-cellar Drouhin sale starts Sotheby’s year

10th January, 2014 by Rupert Millar

Sotheby’s will begin its spring season in New York with an ex-cellar sale of wines from Domaine Drouhin.

drouhin

The Drouhin family

The collection spans five decades and includes wines from the 1971, 1978 and 1985 vintages.

Nearly 2,000 bottles and magnums will be sold and area expected to fetch US$475,000 to $600,000.

Serena Sutcliffe MW, worldwide head of Sotheby’s Wine Department, said: “This is a fabulous family-story, a direct-from-the-cellars sale of very great Burgundy that Sotheby’s Wine Department feels honoured and delighted to bring to auction.

“Robert Drouhin was one of the first great figures of wine that I met in Burgundy and he bestrode the stage with enormous knowledge and integrity, his children now run the winery and have taken Drouhin to new heights.

“With vintages that run from 1961 to 2010 this sale gives you the opportunity to see Drouhin’s most magnificent wines at every stage of their life, all of them emerging for the first time from their home cellar.”

Notable highlights include:

Seventeen vintages of Musigny
Three bottles of 1971, est. $4,000-5,500
Six bottles of 1978, est. $7,000-10,000 6 bottles 1985, est. $14,000-20,000

Seventeen vintages of Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses
Three bottles of 1961, est. $2,000-2,750
Six bottles of 1978, est. $3,000-4,000
12 bottles of 1985, est. $7,000-10,000

Eight vintages of Clos de la Roche
12 bottles of 1985, est. $3,250-4,500
Six bottles of 1990, est. $1,500-2,000

Eight vintages of Chambertin, Clos de Bèze
Six bottles of 1978, est. $4,500-6,500
12 bottles of 1985, est. $6,000-9,000

The sale will take place on 8 March.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Brand Ambassador – Santa Rita Estates

Santa Rita Estates
London or Hertfordshire but with flexibility to travel, UK

Sales Executive - Wine and Spirits Awards

The Drinks Business
Central London, UK

On-Trade Channel Manager

Delegat Europe Limited (UK)
London / Midlands, GB

Trade Marketing Analyst

Delegat Europe (UK)
London, GB

Key Account Executive

Delegat Europe Limited (UK)
London / Midlands, GB

Senior National Account Manager

Conviviality
London, UK

ON-TRADE Sales Executive

Roberson Wine
London, UK

OFF-TRADE Sales Executive

Roberson Wine
London, UK

Judging Week Runners

Decanter World Wine Awards
ExCel Centre, London E16, UK

Sales Administrator

Les Caves de Pyrène
Guildford, UK

Retail Commercial Executive

Laithwaite's Wine
Theale, Berkshire

Wine Buyer

Conviviality Plc
Crewe, UK

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Liverpool

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
M3/M4 corridor

Media Sales Manager - Hong Kong

The Drinks Business Hong Kong
Hong Kong

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 31st March 2017

The Prosecco Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th March 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 3rd March 2017

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters

The Global Rosé Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the launch of the Global Rosé Masters 2016.

The Prosecco Masters 2016

Now in its third year, the competition will reflect the growth in popularity of this fresh and exciting sparkling wine from the picturesque regions of Veneto and Friuli.

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2016

After the success of last year’s competition that judged over 250 wines from no less than 16 countries, the drinks business is proud to announce the third year of the Global Pinot Noir Masters

Click to view more