Tajan’s Wine Cellar

French auction house Tajan held sales dedicated to elite wines and alcoholic beverages on March 7, in Paris. Connoisseurs and collectors of rare wines had a chance to bid for 964 lots including elite red and white wines, as well as other selected beverages from all over the France.

Among the undisputable top-lots of the sale was 1919 Grand Chambertin (Rousseau). After fierce bidding, the lot consisting of two bottles of rare Burgundy red wine (estimate €8,500–10,000, €4,250–5,000 for one bottle) was purchased by an anonymous buyer for €15,721. The «oldest» lot at the auction was a bottle of famous red dry Ch?teau Margaux of 1900. Alas, the unique lot estimated at €2,800–3,000 remained unsold on March 7. A bottle of Roman?e St-Vivant (D.R.C., 1973) did not do well at the auction too. Estimated at €1,700–1,800 the lot managed to realize only €363.

Extremely fine Richebourg (H. Jayer, 1985) was the third predicted top-lot at the Tajan sale. While the experts of the auction house had estimated one bottle of that wine at €2,400–2,600, the lot brought impressive €4,474. However, Vosne-Roman?e «Cros Parantoux» 1990 (estimate €2,000–2,300) three times exceeded the estimate, making €7,014. The lot composed of five bottles of Vosne-Roman?e 1988 was sold for €9,916.

Other highlights of the important auction included Roman?e-Conti, 1991 (estimate €2,000–2,300, sold for €3,628), Roman?e-Conti 1972 (estimate €1,700–2,000, sold for €3,265). The price paid for two bottles of Vosne-Roman?e «Cros Parantoux» (H. Jayer, 1985) two times exceeded the estimate €3,000–3,400, making €7,377. A bottle of Vosne-Roman?e «Cros Parantoux» 1995 was hammered at €1,995 (estimate €1,200–1,400).

A bottle of Richebourg 1986 fetched €2,540 (estimate €1,150–1,300), while a bottle of refined ?chezeaux (H. Jayer, 1990) realized €2,116.

There were also some more lots auctioned with estimates ranging within €1,150–1,300. The less expensive wine was put up for sale with estimate €150–300. Thus, any bidder had an opportunity to buy wine according to his or hers taste and income.

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