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Pre-sale wine estimates smashed at Christie's

Published:  24 February, 2012

Burgundy took centre stage at the first Christie's London wine sale of the year, with all lots exceeding pre-sale estimates.

The top lot of the sale was a Domaine de la Romanée-Conti DRC, assortment vintage case 2002, which sold for for £20,700, to a private European collector.

The Fine and Rare Wines sale on February 23, realised a total of £872,395.

Chris Munro, Director, London Wine Department said: "We were very pleased with the results of the single owner collection which was 100% sold, and significantly exceeded the pre-sale estimate.

"Wines from the Domaine took the top spots with an assortment vintage 2002, making £20,700 and a further assortment vintage 2000, selling for £17,250.

Further sale highlights included a case of Chambertin 1998, from Leroy, far exceeding its pre-sale estimate of £2,500 - 3,500 achieving £10,350.

"And a case of Vosne Romanée Cros Parantoux 1999 from Emmanuel Rouget more than doubled its pre- sale estimate of £4,000 - 6,000 to sell for £10,925."

Other wines included a DRC assortment case, vintage 2000, sold at £17,250, and case of Château Lafite Rothschild 2000, £17,250.