In what has turned out to be the greatest wine auction ever the cellar of William J. Koch achieved a total of $21.9 million over three days at Sotheby’s. This set a record for a wine collection sold at auction. It was a white glove sale with 2,729 lots 100% sold and buyers from 23 countries. Highlights included the sale of ten bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1945 for $343,000: six magnums of Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux 1989 Henri Jayer for $171,500 and 12 bottles of Montrachet Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1978 for $147,000.
William I. Koch commented: “Collecting and enjoying wine has been one of the great joys and loves of my life. It is very gratifying to see so many people from around the world that share my passion”.