$5.2 Million in Strong Zachys June Sale


Over two days, Zachys sold 1222 lots for $5.2 million, and our summer auctions aren’t over yet!

Top lots of the sale were a jeroboam of 1971 La Tache for $106,250, an American Record for the wine, $100,000 for 10 bottles of 1995 d’Auvenay Chevalier Montrachet, the highest price paid for the wine in nearly two years. These were followed by a methuselah of 1996 La Tache for $75,000, another American Record and the second highest price ever for the wine.

Outside of Burgundy, a case of 1978 Guigal La Mouline sold for $50,000, a case of 1990 Le Pin sold for $47,500, and a case of 1974 Martha’s Vineyard for $30,000.

Blowing past their pre-auction estimates were the Barolos of Giuseppe Rinaldi: 12 bottles of 2017 Barolo Brunate originally valued at $2,400 sold for $7,500; followed up with the 2014 Barolo Tre Tines, originally valued at $1,400 and sold for $4,250; and the 2016 Rinaldi Barolo Brunates sold for $10,000 when initially valued at only $3,600! Outside of Italy, four bottles of 1949 Cos sold for $3,750 while appraised originally at $1,400, a magnum of Taylor Fladgate 1927 sold for $4,750 when valued at $1,400, and a bottle of 1991 Rousseau Mazy Chambertin sold for $2,000 at an initial valuation of only $800!

The market for the rarest Bordeaux, Burgundy, white Burgundy and Champagne is exceptionally strong, so do not wait to join the sale of the season this September 21 and 22 at Le Bernardin, featuring The Collection of Ian Mill KC and others. This sale is already shaping up to be the best of the season, and all eyes will be on Zachys for it! Email us at consignments@zachys.com to take part.