Finest and rarest auction lots

5th September, 2013 by Rupert Millar

Six bottles 1990 Hermitage La Chapelle, Paul Jaboulet Ainé – Sotheby’s

Away from the Côte d’Or and Médoc, the Rhône has been quietly growing in stature in recent years.

Liv-ex recently noted that it was the French region to have attracted the most monthly trade so far in 2013.

Jaboulet’s La Chapelle has starred in a few auctions in recent years but remains relatively affordable – but for how long? Indeed, a consignment direct from the cellars spanning 1948-2010 is up for sale at Sotheby’s Hong Kong this weekend (7 September) – with a half case of the 1961 valued at HK$280,000 – HK$380,000 (US$35,000 – US$50,000).

The La Las are apparently the Rhône leaders but it can’t be long before someone latches….

Continue reading

Get unlimited access to The Drinks Business, from just £10.75 per month

Join The Drinks Business
Already a subscriber?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

Subscribe to our newsletters