Bordeaux: the top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

Mouton-Rothschild-auction-2018The top 20 most expensive bottles of Bordeaux to sell at auction so far in 2018 features all the stars and shows to what extent this region remains a strong and stable investment.

Bordeaux continues to dominate the market share with one out of every three bottles exchanged on the auction platform in the first semester of 2018 being, you guessed it, a Bordeaux. Prices remain stable the and left bank/right bank are almost equally represented in the top 20.

Although Mouton-Rothschild takes first place for the most expensive bottle, it’s Petrus that is the real star of the show: the total amount of Petrus sold in the first semester amounts to €766,597.

Position Lot Lot price (incl. VAT) Price (per 75cl bottle & incl. VAT) Variation on price estimate (or reserve price) Date of sale Country of residence of winning bidder
1 Magnum of Château Mouton Rothschild 1945 15,808 € 7,904 € 16% 12/04/2018 France
2 12 bottles of Château Latour 1961 49,248 € 4,104 € 24/05/2018 USA
3 3 bottles of Petrus 2000 11,187 € 3,729 € 5% 29/03/2018 Belgium
4 Bottle of Château Le Pin 1990 2,803 € 2,803 € 21/06/2018 Hong Kong
5 Bottle of Château Lafite Rothschild 1982 2,310 € 2,310 € 17% 21/06/2018 Hong Kong
6 Bottle of Château d’Yquem 1929 2,067 € 2,067 € 4% 12/04/2018 Switzerland
7 2 bottles of Château Haut Brion 1928 3,222 € 1,611 € 171% 31/01/2018 Finland
8 Bottle of Château Margaux 1945 1,447 € 1,447 € 31/05/2018 Korea
9 Bottle of Château Lafleur 2000 1,338 € 1,338 € 6% 31/05/2018 Amateur-TURQUIE
10 Bottle of Château Ausone 2005 1,277 € 1,277 € 5% 31/05/2018 France
11 2 bottles of Château Cheval Blanc 2000 1,885 € 942 € 20% 19/04/2018 Germany
12 Bottle of Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1989 912 € 912 € 13% 31/05/2018 United Kingdom
13 Bottle of Crème de Tête 1937 – Château Gilette 790 € 790 € 37% 31/01/2018 France
14 Bottle of Creme de Tête 1929 – Château de Rayne Vigneau 632 € 632 € 14/06/2018 USA
15 6 bottles of Château Clinet 1989 3,380 € 563 € 22% 14/06/2018 France
16 Bottle of Château Angélus 1990 535 € 535 € 5% 26/04/2018 France
17 Magnum of Château Figeac 1947 1,009 € 505 € 32% 31/01/2018 Luxembourg
18 2 bottles of Château Montrose 1990 1,009 € 505 € 24% 21/06/2018 United Kingdom
19 Bottle of Château Laville Haut-Brion 1966 486 € 486 € 142% 17/05/2018 United Kingdom
20 Bottle of Château l’Église Clinet 1961 486 € 486 € 1% 14/06/2018 The Netherlands

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Other things to read on the iDealwine blog:

The top 50 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

The Loire: top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

Provence and Corsica: top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

 

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