Extremely rare Yquem sells for £36,000

Posted by Rachel England on 17 July 2017 |

Extremely rare Yquem sells for £36,000

Four bottles of extremely rare 1869 Yquem were sold by Bonhams in London for a total of £35,838.

The bottles, which had been kept in a cellar of an English country house for the last 50 years, were initially valued at £5,000-£6,000 each but were sold for £8,959 apiece.

Bonhams international director of wine, Richard Harvey MW said: “1869 was a great year for Château d’Yquem, regarded by many as the world’s finest dessert wine. Examples of this vintage rarely appear at auction and collectors took full advantage of the opportunity to acquire such a legendary wine.”

Elsewhere in the sale top lots included six bottles of 1947 Romanee-Conti, a case of 1972 La Tache and a case of 1982 Mouton Rothschild, with the auction fetching a total of £566,080.

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