A bottle of wine believed to have belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte has sold for £25,000, while one of his hats made over £300,000.
A bottle of wine apparently found in Napoleon’s carriage after Waterloo – and still “believed to contain wine” – is to be sold at Christie’s next month.
Christie’s last sale of fine and rare wines saw 2005 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti sell well above its high estimate as demand for mature Burgundy continues.
Auction house Christie’s is to offer an ex-cellar consignment of Guigal, another from Laroche and the cellar of a private collector in Hong Kong this month.
Château Latour has led a recent surge of trade in older vintages as buyers look to mature Bordeaux for value over more recent releases.
A 57 bottle vertical of Pétrus and prestige Champagne cuvées from Salon, Krug, Gosset and Selosse will lead Christie’s next Hong Kong sale this month.
The fine wine auction market is shifting depending on where the wine is sourced, where it’s sold and which corner of the world has the deepest pockets.
Hong Kong’s merchants make their fine wine recommendations for Chinese New Year – from Port to Champagne and the Rhône.
Christie’s head of wine for China, Simon Tam, asks only for Sercial Madeira, old Champagne, his children’s laughter – and world peace.
US fine wine auctioneer, Hart Davis Hart, looks set to remain the country’s number one wine seller this year as the US market continues to grow.
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