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Krug to Feature With Mouton, DRC at Sotheby’s New York

November 23, 2012

Clos du Mesnil vineyard

The Clos du Mesnil vineyard, France. Sotheby's in New York auctioned a selection of Champagnes that has never previously left Krug’s cellars in Reims, where all the wines have been stored since production. Source: Sotheby's via Bloomberg.

Sotheby’s (BID:US) holds a wine sale in New York this week featuring Krug Champagne as well as Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux from the years immediately after World War II and Romanee-Conti Burgundy from the 1990s.

A case of 1945 Mouton, bought at a Sotheby’s New York auction in 1999, carries an upper estimate of $170,000. Six magnums of the 1947 vintage are priced at as much as $60,000.

Six bottles of Romanee-Conti 1996 Domaine de la Romanee- Conti are estimated at as much as $65,000 while a half-case of the 1995 is priced slightly lower at as much as $60,000, according to the Sotheby’s online catalog.

The Champagne billed in the sale is led by a case each of Krug Clos du Mesnil 1990 and 1996, both with upper estimates of $30,000. Six magnums of the 1998 are priced at as much as $20,000.

Following is a list of global wine sales taking place this weekend and scheduled for the rest of this year. Dates may be subject to revision, and links are to auction house sale catalogs and websites.


Nov. 23:        Christie’s, Hong Kong
Nov. 24:        Christie’s, Hong Kong
Nov. 25:        Christie’s, Hong Kong


Dec. 1:         Sotheby’s, New York
Dec. 6/7/8:     Zachys, New York
Dec. 6/7/8:     Acker, Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong
Dec. 7:         Sotheby's, Hong Kong 
Dec. 8:         Sotheby's, Hong Kong
Dec. 8:         Hart Davis Hart, Chicago
Dec. 12:        Sotheby’s, London
Dec. 13:        Christie’s, London
Dec. 15:        Christie’s, New York
Dec. 19:        Acker, Merrall & Condit, New York

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