Aulden Cellars-Sotheby's Results - Finest and Rarest Wines - November 30-December 1, 2007 Today and last evening’s sale of Finest and Rarest Wines at Aulden Cellars-Sotheby’s in New York brought $4,744,390 (est. $3.5/4.9 million).
News-Antique.com - Dec 04,2007 - New York, New York, December 1, 2007 – Today and last evening’s sale of Finest and Rarest Wines at Aulden Cellars-Sotheby’s in New York brought $4,744,390 (est. $3.5/4.9 million*). The sale, which featured 1,795 lots, was highlighted by a case of 2000 Château Pétrus, which sold for $44,812 (lot 872, est. $35/50,000) to a US Private buyer, and was followed by a case of 1998 Pétrus, which brought $41,825 (lot 870, est. $25/35,000), selling to an Asian Private buyer. Both lots were from the single-owner offering of over 500 lots from the Cellar of Carl and Regina Sadler, which achieved $1,126,885 (est. $797,000/1.1 million).
The Sadler Collection included over 6,000 bottles, comprising an encyclopedic collection of Bordeaux, including the best vintages of the five First Growths: Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild and Haut-Brion, as well as Pétrus and Lafleur, with a further focus on Burgundy, Rhône, Alsace and California, featuring Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Beaucastel, Zind Humbrecht, Robert Mondavi and Opus One.
Jamie Ritchie, Head of Sotheby’s Wine department in North America, said: “We’re delighted that our last sale of the year in New York achieved such a strong result, bringing our New York sales total to $28 million, excluding private sales, our second highest US total ever. Throughout the year, and in particular with this sale, we saw increased participation from Asia from both established and new buyers.” The Cellar of Carl and Regina Sadler Other highlights from the Cellar of Carl and Regina Sadler were cases of 1995 Château Pétrus, which brought for $23,900 (lot 867, est. $13/20,000) and 2000 Lafleur, which realized $21,510 (lot 884, est. $15/20,000), both selling to Asian Private buyers, as well as cases of 2000 Lafite, which achieved $17,925 (lot 638, est. $9/12,000), Latour, which brought $14,340 (lot 650, est. $8/11,000) and Margaux, which sold for $14,340 (lot 676, est. $9/12,000). Additionally, cases of 1998 and 2003 Château Haut Brion Blanc sold for $9,560 (lot 943, est. $3,250/4,250) and $7,767 (lot 948, est. $3,500/5,000), respectively. Growing up in Maryland, Mr. Sadler developed an early appreciation for food and wine. Mr. Sadler and his wife Regina began collecting wine in the 1990s, focusing on acquiring the best wines they could find, primarily on release, and from the best retail sources. They traveled extensively throughout Alsace and Champagne, where their interests were married in the landscape, the food, the wine and the culture. Mr. Sadler built a career in asset management, with a major New York investment bank. He had been working at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and retired to upstate New York shortly thereafter.
Property from Various Owners
Red Bordeaux was led by a case of 1982 Lafite Rothschild, which sold for $26,887 to the US Trade (lot 1627, est. $15/25,000), following by a case of 1995 Pétrus, which brought $23,900, selling to an Asian Private collector. Other cases of 1995 Pétrus achieved $20,315 (lots 16-17, est. $13/20,000), selling to US Private collectors. Included in the offering of White Bordeaux