Six bottles of 1926 Vosne-Romanée ‘Les Gaudichots’ from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti have sold for over $70,000 at Sotheby’s recent London sale. DRC dominated the sale, held on 15 June, with buyers focusing on half cases of 1990 Romanée-Conti, La Tâche and Richebourg.
The sale made over $1,571,476 in total and was over 90% sold. Stephen Mould, head of Sotheby’s Wine, Europe, commented: “We saw excellent results with a collection of first growths and Domaine de la Romanée Conti, and a collection consisting mostly of youthful Claret, both 100% sold.
“A thirst for rare wine was evident throughout the sale, led by six bottles of Vosne Romanée Les Gaudichots 1926 – part of a time capsule of historical wines with impeccable provenance – which soared over estimate.”
The half dozen of ‘Les Gaudichots’ were sold to a US trade buyer for $70,077. It’s very rare to see DRC premier cru for sale and the domaine folded its Gaudichots plot into La Tâche when it acquired the monopole from the Liger-Belair family in the 1930s so the label no longer ‘exists’ strictly speaking.
Top claret lots at the sale included 1989 Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion, 2000 Lafite and 1994 Petrus.
Originally published: The Drinks Business