The most expensive bottle of Burgundy in the world costs €35,219

Wednesday October 05 2016 by Vitisphere

Christies organised an auction of old vintages dating from 1846 to 2009 of first and great growths from the Côte de Nuits and the Côtes de Beaune on September 3 in Hong Kong on behalf of Burgundy wine company Bouchard Père & Fils. Of the 2,000 bottles offered for sale, those dating back to the 19th century proved to be the most popular, said the company in a press statement.

An 1865 Chambertin reached a record high of €35,219 thus becoming “the most expensive” bottle of Burgundy in the world. Other examples of prices included a Montrachet from the same year which fetched €22,540, a Volnay Santenots €21,131 and a Meursault Charmes from 1846 which sold for €15,496.

The press statement gives no information on the identity or origin of the buyers. The total proceeds from the sale reached 3.4 million euros. Negociant house Bouchard Père & Fils boasts a collection of nearly 150,000 bottles of old vintages stored in its cellars in Beaune.


Source: Vitisphere. Photo: Christie’s.


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