Sotheby’s first autumn sale in New York made close to US$5 million last week with white Burgundy, Rhône and Barolo leading the way in the first session.
One of the last bottles of 1915 Krug in the house’s cellars and a private visit to the estate has been sold for over US$116,000 at an auction in New York.
Auction house Sotheby’s held its first ever “white glove” auction in London earlier this month, making over £1 million.
Sotheby’s will begin its autumn season in London later this month with the sale of a “Great Bordeaux Cellar”.
The chance to taste some of the last bottles of Krug 1915 will be offered by Sotheby’s in New York this September as houses announce their autumn sales programmes.
Sotheby’s October auction will include premium Burgundy and Bordeaux lots, as well as a 21-bottle vertical lot of Harlan Estate.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong will be giving away bottles of Dominus to first-time customers at its retail outlet until September.
Pomerol estate Petrus dominated Sotheby’s London sale earlier this week, taking seven of the top 10 lots.
Why has Château Margaux chosen to hold its ex-cellar sale in New York rather than Hong Kong like its fellow firsts?
A “once in a lifetime” ex-cellar collection of Margaux, estimated to be worth up to US$1.14 million and spanning vintages from 1900 to 2010, will be released for sale by Sotheby’s in October.
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