Bonhams was happy to announce that their Fine Wine Sale on July 7 was their best one ever at New Bond Street. The total sales rose to over £910,000 (approx. $1,440,000) after enthusiastic international bidders splashed their money on well-aged wines.
The most expensive lot was a case of 12 bottles of 1988 Romanee-Conti, which went to a U.K. buyer for a whopping £74,750 (some $118,300). A South American buyer paid £50,600 (around $80,100) for six bottles of 1985 Romanee-Conti, and an North American bidder shelled out £16,100 (around $25,500) on a 1966 La Tache. Also a noteworthy lot was the 59 bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild (1945-2004) with labels designed by famous artists like Dali, Picasso, Miro and Warhol. The collection fetched £52,900 (approx. $83,800).
Other top lots include a case of 1982 Petrus (£43,700), 12 bottles of 1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild (£18,400) and five cases of 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (£16,300).