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Last Batch of Wine From Burgundy Producer Jayer Fetches $35 Million

A magnum (1.5 litre bottle) of Richebourg grand cru wine by late famous French winemaker Henri Jayer. 

A magnum (1.5 litre bottle) of Richebourg grand cru wine by late famous French winemaker Henri Jayer. 

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The last batch of Burgundy from revered producer Henri Jayer sold for 34.5 million Swiss francs ($35 million) in Geneva on Sunday, more than double the upper-end estimate, in what the seller described as the largest wine auction ever.

Bidders gathered at the Michelin-starred Domaine de Chateauvieux for what Baghera Wines, the auctioneer handling the sale on behalf of the late Jayer’s daughters, said was the final opportunity to purchase wines directly from his cellar. All 1,064 bottles were sold, including 855 standard ones and 209 magnums of vintages between 1970 and 2001 from prized vineyards such as Cros-Parantoux.