Sotheby’s latest London sale made £1.4 million and was 90% sold, dominated by strong interest in Bordeaux.
The top lot, a ‘complete collection’ of 2010 Pichon Baron, sold for £21,780, with the single lot including: 12 half bottles, 12 bottles, three magnums, one double magnum, one Jeroboam, one imperial, one Salmanazar, one Balthazar, one Nebuchadnezzar and one Melchior – all in all the equivalent of 144 standard 75cl bottles.
Elsewhere in the sale, £19,360 was paid for a case of 2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, while Chateau Le Pin, Petrus and Lafite were also sought-after.
Stephen Mould, head of Sotheby’s Wine, Europe, commented: “Our October wine sale was distinguished by two important collections, the first focussing on Bordeaux with appearances from Burgundy, Rhone, Italy, California and highlighted by multiple vintages of Le Pin.
“The second, from the cellars of the 7th Earl of Durham, featured Bordeaux from the 1980s and 1990s, a great selection of 2005s and parcels of 2009s, all of which were in high demand. The top lot, however, was a 10-case collection of Chateau Pichon Baron made up of every bottle format from half bottles to the 18-litre Melchior in the outstanding 2010 vintage. We look forward to our forthcoming sales in New York on 17 November and London on 21 November.”