The top lot: 12 bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild, vintage 1982, which fetched £34,500 ($52,371)
Christie’s London auction of Fine & Rare Wines on 21 February 2013, realised tremendous results selling 97 percent by lot and by value, demonstrating the continuing strength of the market.
Chris Munro, Head of Wine department, London says, “The high demand for classic wine of Bordeaux and Burgundy that was witnessed during the second half of 2012 remains buoyant.”
“The top lot of the sale was formed of 12 bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild, vintage 1982, which fetched £34,500, far exceeding its pre-sale estimate. We were also delighted with the performance of the 2011 magnums ‘Y d’Yquem’, directly consigned from the Château. Further highlights of the sale were five magnums of Château Lafite Rothschild 1947 that realised £20,700 against an estimate of £3,000-4,000. We look forward to our next London sale of Fine & Rare Wines including a Superb Private Collection of Rare Large Formats, which will be held on 21 March 2013.”