Atmosphere both feverish and stuffed yesterday in a lounge of the Hotel Martinez. For an auction of great vintages. With a hammer, the auctioneer Jean-Pierre Besch. At the microphone, Pascal Kuzniewski, expert and discoverer of fine nectars for more than twenty years.
To be seized, 820 lots composed of one to six bottles, at variable prices. From 50€, but flying away at a few thousand euros. Following the example of these twelve Chambolle-Musigny les Sentiers 1991 estimated at 6000€ but awarded at 15130€. " We have lots more accessible than for the December sales to satisfy all our customers. For sale, 40% bordeaux and 30 to 40% burgundy, the rest coming from other French or foreign regions, which arouse more curiosity than before " explained the Champagne expert, who carefully checks the storage conditions of each proposed lot.
If the room was sparse, more than 200 buyers behind their screens pushed up auctions via drouotlive.com or interencheres-live.com, or even by phone. " A clientele half French, half foreign, often Asian on large lots".
For example, a few nice auctions like this 1992 Petrus estimated 1300€ and sold 1735€. Or this 2005 Montrachet estimated 1000€ and acquired 1635€. Or this Vosne-Romanée 2004 from the Romanée-Conti estimated at 800€ and sold at 1300€.
All in all, the sale has generated almost 400000€ (including 24% of charges).
See you on December 27, 28 and 29 for other auctions of exceptional vintages. At even crazier prices!
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