Whisky.Auction held its first ever dedicated wine sale, with over 1000 rare and mature wines, the majority coming from the temperature-controlled cellar of wine enthusiast Lord Evgeny Lebedev, where they have been kept since direct purchase from UK importers. With over 250 bidders across over 400 lots, the auction was a great success.
The big names like Châteaux Margaux, Pétrus and Haut Brion dominated the top end of the auction, whilst the highest performing single bottle was a Chevalier Montrachet 2003 Grand Cru, a white Burgundy from iconic producer Lalou Bize Leroy. Cases of Christian Moueix’s Californian ‘Bordeaux blend’ Dominus also proved popular with bidders.
With maturity and provenance being of such great importance there were star lots and impressive prices across the entire auction.
View the complete list of results in our Past Auctions. Here are some of our personal highlights:
This pair of mature magnums of a Languedoc-Roussillon Roussanne blend from a one-hectare vineyard performed well above expectations. Winning Bid £460
This is a fun lot, but make no mistake and don’t let the packaging fool you, this is also a great wine. 2002 Vintage Bollinger and Bond always were a combination destined to thrill. Winning Bid £200
The wine was from last vintage from one of the Loire Valley’s most iconic producers. Unusually for what is generally regarded as an early-drinking variety, Didier Dagueneau’s Sauvignon Blancs, as in this case, are substantially structured, subtly oaked, and intended for extended cellaring. Winning Bid £200
Ridge Monte Bello, the ‘Château Latour of California’ shines in its 40th anniversary vintage. A 99 point wine from Robert Parker and one which still has plenty of life. Winning Bid £500