The international wine market continues to thrive as shown at Christie’s London Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits auction on 10 and 11 December 2020, which totalled £2.7 million achieving 95% by value.
The top lots of the auction were Lot 359, a case of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1988, which achieved £226,625 and Lot 103, 6 magnums of Château Latour 1961, which achieved over twice its high estimate, selling for £102,900.
The auction was highlighted by three superb private collections, including the collection of the late Desmond Heyward which offered rare vintages from Domaine Raveneau.
The spirits section of the auction was led by Lot 546, an extraordinary lot of Royal Salute, the Aged Collection II, which sold for £55,125 and Lot 556, 37 bottles of the Midleton Very Rare Vintage Collection 1984-2020, which realised £34,300. Lot 558, a bottle of The Harewood Light Rum 1780, the oldest rum on the market, achieved £24,500.
Madeira performed strongly in the sale, with twelve lots achieving a combined total of £34,058.
The offering of mixed lots from the Decanter World Wine Awards was 100% sold, achieving £71,327 to benefit WaterAid, Drinks Trust, Change Please and Centre Point.
Bottles from the World Whisky Awards raised a total of £15,098 with proceeds raised from the sale supporting The Rare and Endangered Species Trust, Co’Lu’Bi Wildlife Sanctuary and The Drinks Trust.
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