Lafleur Emerges on Top at Bonhams Winter Wine Sales Season

London – Six bottles of Châteaux Lafleur 1961 emerged as the top lot of Bonhams winter wine sales season, selling for £54,900.

The sales, which consisted of 494 lots between them and took place on 8 and 15 December, made a combined total of £614,002. Other highlights included:

A dozen bottles of Chambertin 2000 Domaine Armand Rousseau. Sold for £42,700 (estimate £40,000-50,000).

Three bottles of La Tâche 2007, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Sold for £10,980 (estimate: £11,000-13,000).

A dozen bottles of Bâtard-Montrachet 2001, Domaine Leflaive. Sold for £8,540 (estimate: £7,000-8,000).

A dozen bottles of Château Margaux 2009, Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classé. Sold for £7,320 (estimate: £6,000-7,000).

A dozen bottles of Mazis-Chambertin 2012, Domaine Dugat-Py. Sold for £6,710 (estimate: £6,000-7,000).

Richard Harvey MW, Bonhams Senior International Director of Wine, said: "Our December sales showed a market in good health. Wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy continue to generate the most competition among collectors, and therefore the highest prices, but it was also a good year for Champagne."

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