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Petrus ’76 Magnums on Sale at Sotheby’s With Latour ’82

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A two-bottle lot of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1959 Bordeaux. The lot carries an upper estimate of 3,200 pounds ($4,900) at a Bonhams wine auction in London in July. Source: Bonhams via Bloomberg

July 6 (Bloomberg) -- Magnums of 1976 wine from Chateau Petrus, one of the two highest-priced producers in Bordeaux’s Pomerol region, go on sale at a Sotheby’s wine auction in London this month, along with Chateau Latour 1982 and vintage Burgundy.

Five magnums of Chateau Petrus are estimated to fetch as much as 8,000 pounds ($12,200) at the sale on July 17, according to the auction house’s website. Two magnums of Latour 1982 carry a top estimate of 4,600 pounds.

The auction comes after the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index of top Bordeaux vintages has risen 5 percent this year, with a 3 percent decline since mid-March following a gain of 8 percent in the previous 10 weeks.

Other leading wines in the sale include Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1986, Burgundies from La Tache and Romanee-Conti spanning six decades and wines from Spain’s Vega Sicilia vineyard.

Separately, Bonhams is holding a London sale on July 11 which includes a two-bottle lot of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1959 with an upper estimate of 3,200 pounds and a single bottle of Echezeaux 1985 Henri & Georges Jayer Burgundy with a top estimate of 3,000 pounds.

Here is a list of global wine auctions scheduled so far this year. Dates may be subject to revision, and links are to auction house sale catalogs and websites.


July 11:         Bonhams, London
July 17:         Sotheby’s, London
July 27:         Bonhams, San Francisco


Sept. 6/7:       Zachys, Hong Kong
Sept. 7:         Acker Merrall & Condit, New York
Sept. 7:         Sotheby’s, Hong Kong
Sept. 7:         Zachys, Hong Kong
Sept. 11:        Sotheby’s, London
Sept. 12:        Christie’s, London
Sept. 12:        Bonhams, London
Sept. 13/14:     Acker Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong
Sept. 14:        Bonhams, San Francisco
Sept. 19/20:     Zachys, New York
Sept. 21:        Hart Davis Hart, Chicago


Oct. 4/5:        Sotheby’s, Hong Kong
Oct. 5:          Acker Merrall & Condit, New York
Oct. 11:         Christie’s, New York
Oct. 23:         Sotheby’s, London
Oct. 24:         Bonhams, London
Oct. 24:         Christie’s, London
Oct. 24/25:      Zachys, New York
Oct. 25/26:      Acker Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong
Oct. 26:         Hart Davis Hart, Chicago


Nov. 7:          Christie’s, London
Nov. 13:         Sotheby’s, London
Nov. 20:         Acker Merrall & Condit, New York
Nov. 21:         Bonhams, Hong Kong
Nov. 22          Christie’s, Hong Kong
Nov. 22/23:      Zachys, Hong Kong
Nov. 23:         Bonhams, San Francisco


Dec. 6/7:        Zachys, New York
Dec. 7:          Hart Davis Hart, Chicago
Dec. 11:         Sotheby’s, London
Dec. 12:         Bonhams, London
Dec. 13/14       Acker Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong
Dec. 18:         Acker Merrall & Condit, New York

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