Auction prices for blue-chip Bordeaux skyrocketing

on 17/11/10 at 10:43 am

Wine

New York became Hong Kong on 12 November when five different Asian bidders snapped up nine of Sotheby’s top 10 grossing lots at an auction featuring Bordeaux.

Sotheby’s US$5,403,527 sale opened with 128 cases from vintage 2000 consigned by Bordeaux Winebank.

The Winebank is a subsidiary of Norwegian businessman Henning Thoresen’s BWB Group, which specializes in trading wines certifiably originating in chateaus’ cellars.

Each of three 2000 Pétrus case lots (high-estimated at US$50,000) realized US$72,600.

{Full story via Decanter}

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