THE WINE AUCTION IN HONG KONG WAS HUGELY SUCCESSFUL! On Saturday, September 3rd, in Hong Kong, we put on sale, in partnership with Christie’s, some 2,000 bottles of our rare and legendary collection, of 1846 to 2009 vintages.
The wines presented come directly from our cellars, where they have been stored in optimum conditions for nearly two centuries. They represent a particularly extensive overview of the “Climats” of Burgundy and its vintages, since 1846. All the lots, whether from the Côtes de Beaune or de Nuits, even the least renowned, met with great success.
The 19th century cuvées proved the most popular: the bottle of Chambertin 1865 was sold for €35,219, becoming the most expensive Burgundy bottle in the world! The Montrachet 1865 found a buyer for €22,540, the Volnay Santenots 1865 for €21,131, the Meursault Charmes 1846 for €15,496, and the Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus 1865 for €13,383.
The success of this event perfectly illustrates what Bouchard Père & Fils embodies: a leading Burgundy Maison that has cultivated, for near on 3 centuries, the art of perfectionism and a genuine love for the top Burgundy vineyards.
CHRISTIE’S TO OFFER EX-CELLAR BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS - vintages like 1846 and 1865.
Christie’s upcoming sale on 3 September shines a light on Burgundy’s ‘golden slope’, the Cote d’Or and one of its most historic domaines, Bouchard Père et Fils which was established in 1731.It will offer an extremely rare chance for Burgundy wine lovers to bid on back vintages, extending back into the 19thcentury.
Tim Triptree, Christie’s head of sales said: “The historic vintages direct from the cellars of Bouchard Père et Fils is a once-in-a-lifetime auction of unprecedented size and diversity. Truly a journey back in time through the many decades of Burgundy, including rarely seen vintages, such as exceedingly rare bottles of 1846 & 1858 Meursault Charmes and 1864 Montrachet.
“The sale also features multiple vintages of their iconic wines, Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus, Volnay Caillerets, Le Corton and Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte.”
The wines will come directly from the cellars of Bouchard’s Château de Beaune with five different label designs selected according to the labels used in that period as well as proof-tag seals to affirm their provenance.Christie’s sale points to Burgundy’s continued popularity in Asia – especially of rare bottles which are guaranteed ex-cellar.
Bouchard recorks its wines of a particular appellation and vintage every 25-30 years to enhance the wines’ ageing potential, choosing only those that remain in perfect condition. Each new cork states the appellation, vintage and recorking year and the domaine recently announced that it has recently recorked all of its Montrachet 1963 vintage in all formats.
Bouchard Père et Fils’ total holdings comprise 130 hectares, including 12 hectares of grand crus and 74 hectares of premier crus, making them the largest vineyard owners in the Côte d’Or.
Highlights of the sale include:
- One bottle of 1846 Meursault Charmes, recorked in 2013 – HK$40,000-80,000
- One bottle of 1865 Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus, recorked in 2013 – HK$20,000-40,000
- One bottle of 1885 Montrachet, recorked in 1992 – HK$20,000-40,000
- Three bottles of 1945 Musigny, recorked in 1996 – HK$12,000-18,000
- A mixed case of Volnay Caillerets with one bottle each from the 1885, 1924, 1926, 1929 and 1934 vintages and a bottle each of Pommard Rugiens from 1926 and 1929 – HK$15,000-24,000
The sale will take place in Hong Kong on 3 September and also includes more Burgundy, including a large parcel of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, from other collections.
THE SEASON HAS STARTED AT BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS
It is the start of the high season again and our wine store has been open, at its usual times, since the start of April.
You can pop in anytime from 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 18:30 from Monday to Saturday, and 10:00 to 12:30 on Sunday.
We also offer a guided tour of our cellars, followed by a tasting, every day at 15:00 in French and 16:00 in in English. A private tour can also be booked in advance.
If you are a wine enthusiast and want to improve your wine knowledge, then why not sign up for one of our wine tourism weekends?
There are a few remaining places for the weekend of 24 and 25 April, dedicated to the Beaune and Meursault appellations.
If you fancy a trip through the vineyards and a tour of our cellars, along with a delicious wine tasting and good food, email us at email@example.com, or call us on Tel: 03 80 24 80 45, to request our programme.