De Vogüé leads Sotheby’s sale

Auction house Sotheby’s held a fine wine sale in London this week, where in addition to making over £800,000, Burgundy from de Vogüé led the way.

The sale offered 390 lots of which 368 were sold for a total value of £828,270. Most of the very top lots were taken by old wines from Burgundy’s Comte Georges de Vogüé, with two cases of the 1971 Bonnes Mares selling for £42,300 apiece.

Other leading de Vogüé lots included: six bottles of 1971 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses; eight more bottles of 1971 Bonnes Mares; a full 12 bottles of 1961 Les Amoureuses and 1976 Musigny, Cuvée Vieilles Vignes.

Elsewhere, six bottles of 1978 Montrachet from Domaine Ramonet made £39,950, a dozen 1978 Hermitage La Chapelle from Paul Jaboulet another £16,450 and full cases of 1976 and 1973 Petrus £11,750 and £11,163 respectively.

Stephen Mould, head of Sotheby’s Wine, Europe, said: “Prices, in particular for Burgundy from the ‘Immaculate Cellar of Rare Bordeaux and Burgundy’, were sensational, with rare vintages from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé achieving multiples of their estimates.

“Original invoices for many of the lots underscored the stunning provenance of these wines. It was testament to the care that the owner and his father had given to amassing this collection that the result was so significant.  Mature Bordeaux performed well with many of the top lots including Petrus and the First Growths exceeding their high estimates.

“Elsewhere in the sale, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône performed strongly, and a mention should go to the Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 from Paul Jaboulet Aîné which flew. The overall result demonstrates the strength of the London wine market, which continues to attract a global audience. We now look forward to our autumn season and our next auction on 20 September featuring a fabulous collection.”

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