Bordeaux sweeps the board at Sotheby’s sale

29th January, 2016 by Rupert Millar

It was a clean sweep for Bordeaux at Sotheby’s latest London sale with wines from the region accounting for the 10 top-selling lots.

Petrus 1982Petrus in particular was much in demand, six bottles of its 1982 making £12,338, another six bottles of its 1998 £10,575 and another six-pack of the 2005 the same.

Other best-selling lots included 1982 Latour, 2000 Mouton Rothschild, 1998, 1996 and 2000 Lafite.

In total the sale made £570,675 (US$816,065) and as Stephen Mould, Head of Sotheby’s Wine, Europe, commented, it wasn’t just Bordeaux that attracted buyers.

He said: “We kicked off the New Year with top prices for Bordeaux, and strong results for other regions, especially grand cru white Burgundy from Leflaive and superlative vintages from the Rhône. We saw wines from all over the globe exceed their estimates, from Australia’s flagship, Grange, to one of Italy’s Super Tuscans, Masseto. It was an encouraging start to 2016 and we now look forward to our Hong Kong sale on 30 January, followed by our next London sale on 24 February.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Fine Wine Sales Administrator

Davy's Wine Merchants
London, UK

Business Development Manager - On Trade

FINE+RARE
Central London, GB

Regional Sales Manager

Swallow Associates Ltd
Home Based: North-West England, UK

London Account Manager Role (Full Time)

LITTLE BIRD GIN
Home based with UK travel. , GB

Sales Operations Manager

Bibendum PLB
London, UK

Digital Marketing Executive (online content & community manager)

Corney & Barrow Limited
London E1W (near Tower Bridge), UK

Store Manager – Premium Drinks

Amathus Drinks PLC
London, UK

On-Trade Regional Sales Manager

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines
London and the South East, UK

Wine Sales – Northwest England

Gerrard Seel
North West England

Senior On-Trade Sales Manager – English Sparkling Wine Company

COREcruitment
London based with national travel, UK

National Account Manager – RTM – On Trade

COREcruitment
Home based with frequent UK travel

Sales Account Manager - Wine

COREcruitment
London, Devon, Manchester, Liverpool, Farnham, Cambridge, UK

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 14th June 2017

The Global Syrah Masters 2017

Deadline : 14th June 2017

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

Deadline : 14th June 2017

The Global Beer Masters 2017

Deadline : 1st August 2017

Click to view more

The Drinks Business Awards 2017

Now in its 15th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

the drinks business Hong Kong announces its first year of The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

Click to view more