Fine and Rare Wines for Bonhams 8th September Sale in New Bond Street.

Bonhams announce a superb selection of Fine and Rare Wines in the first auction of the autumn season, which will take place on the 8th September, in New Bond Street.

Burgundy takes the top spot with case lots of Romanee-Conti 1988 (£60,000-80,000) and 1990 (estimate £90,000-120,000). The Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is very clearly the leading producer in the region and the only one to have established itself as a major brand. The price of Romanee-Conti has shown, on average, a rise of 50% over the last year, according to Liv-ex.

However it is Bordeaux, which accounts for the greatest volume in the Bonhams sale. Over twenty vintages of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, from 1955 to 2008, are represented. Case lots of 1994 (£7,000-8,000) and 1996 (£12,000-14,000) come from professional storage whilst 1990 (£8,000-10,000), 2000 (£18,000-24,000) and 2002 (£7,000-8,000)vintages come from an excellent private cellar.

Mature Claret is also well featured in the sale, a bottle of Petrus 1945 is offered at £3,000-4,000, whilst the 1975 vintage is estimated at £8,000-10,000 per dozen and a case of 1982 at £40,000-50,000. A dozen Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1949, from a Belgian cellar is offered at £6,000-8,000 a dozen; the same cellar also yields some 1961 Bollinger Champagne at £1,200-1,500 per dozen.

The proceeds from the sale of a case of Chateau Margaux 1958 (estimate £2,400-3,000) are going to support Greenhouse – a charity aiming to empower young people in London’s disadvantaged communities through intensive sport and dance programmes delivered by inspirational coaches.

A superb range of mature vintage port is offered from two English country house cellars – Taylor 1920 and 1924 (both estimated at £5,000-6,000 per dozen), Graham 1942 (£3,600-4,200 per dozen) and Taylor 1948 (£2,600-3,200 per dozen). The sale also includes case lots of both Fonseca and Taylor 1970 (£850-1,000 per dozen).

Rare, old vintages of Chateau d’Yquem are also included in this sale from 1929 (£300-360 a bottle), 1953 (£420-500 a bottle) and 1955 (£400-500) and a strong Italian section features several vintages of Gaja’s Barolo and Barbaresco. A good range of mature vintage Champagne is a regular feature in our sales and this is no exception with 16 vintages of Dom Perignon and 7 of Krug.

Further sales will be held in London on 20th October and 1st December and in Hong Kong on 25th November.

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