French Classics star at February Wine Sale

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February 2020 Wine Auction Report

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French Classics star at February Wine Sale

‘Legendary’ Lafite 1982 sells for £27,500

A 12 bottle case of Chateau Lafite 1982 sold well above market expectations at Brightwells’ recent sale of Wine, Port, Champagne and Whisky. The sale took place at their Leominster Saleroom on 19th February.

The case was part of a superb collection that was offered under bond, the storage conditions and provenance were impeccable. Another highlight from the same collection was a 12 bottle case of Chateau Haut Brion 1989 which sold at £16,500.

The auction was comprised of over 700 lots, with classic French wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone and Champagne forming the lion’s share of the catalogue. There were also excellent collections of Vintage Port, rare Malt Whisky and fine Cognac.

Brightwells’ Head of Wine Sales Paddy Shave was very pleased with the results on the day. ‘The market has slowed down considerably since Christmas so it was great to buck the trend and achieve some excellent results for our vendors’.

An excellent clearance rate of over 90% took the sale total to over £200,000 with buyers registering to bid from all over the world.

Brightwells will hold their next auction of Wine, Port, Champagne and Whisky on Wednesday 15th April. For free valuations or any other information regarding buying and selling at auction please contact Paddy Shave on 01568 611122 or paddy.shave@brightwells.com