French auction house Artcurial, leader in its country, is a multidisciplinary auction house, with 22 departments amongst which Fine arts, Contemporary painting, Motorcars, Jewllery, Asian and oriental art, etc... Artcurial's Fine Wine & Spirits Department, managed by Laurie Matheson and Luc Dabadie, organizes 6 to 8 auctions per year, offering an average of 1.000 lots per two day session.
International buyers contribute to the success of every auction and greatly appreciate the quality and impeccable provenance of the lots, mainly from private cellars. Live biding and online photos of 90% of the bottles give extra energy to these "rendez-vous".
A selection of some of the fantastic wines from june 10th and 11th auction catalogue :
Hermitage la Chapelle 1961 estimate 10.000 / 11.000€, Ch la Mission Haut Brion 1961 estimate 1.000/ 1.100€, Ch d'Yquem 1948 estimate 750 / 850 €, Montrachet 2004 Domaine Comtes Lafon estimate 650 / 700 €, Bonnes Mares 1999 De Vogué estimate 220 / 230 €, magnum Pétrus 1999 estimate 2.400 / 2.500 €, Richebourg 1990 Domaine de la Romanée Conti estimate 1.500 / 1.600 €....
True to its commitment to collectors, the wine department dispersed a remarkable private collection in 2014 that included twelve Petrus Pomerol 1982 bottles that were sold for €43,000. The capacity to present these important collections at their best is a major part of Artcurial's expertise.
(legend de la photo : Hermitage la Chapelle 1961 - reconditioned at the domaine, with certificate. Estimate : 10.000 / 11.000€)