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Pandolfini’s auction “L’Essenziale – Italian and French wines from selected cellars”, held last night in Florence, fulfilled the forecasts, which closed with a balance of 98% of the lots sold, and 211% of the minimum estimates that result in a total of 1.47 million euros in sales, with the bottle of Musigny Domaine Leroy 2008 by far the top lot of the auction, sold for 68,750 euros, in a podium entirely occupied by Burgundy, with the Romanée Conti Domaine de la Romanée Conti 1990 sold for 26,250 euros and the Chevalier-Montrachet Leroy Domaine d’Auvenay 2004 awarded for 23,125 euros.

Then the 12 bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild 2000, sold for 18,750 euros, the two bottles of La Tâche Domaine de la Romanée Conti 2005, for 17,500 euros, the Selection Domaine de la Romanée Conti 1998 (1 bottle of Richebourg, 1 of Grands Échézeaux and 1 of Échézeaux), for 12,500 euros and the 12 bottles of Château Margaux 2000, sold for 11,500 euros. THEThe Italian lot that achieved the highest quotation is, on the other hand, the six liters of Masseto 2007, sold at 11,250 euros, like the bottle of Bonnes Mares Leroy Domaine d’Auvenay 1999. A magnum of Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido 1985 was sold at 9,375 euros, while another six liters of Masseto, but from the 1999 harvest, reached 8,125 euros. Also noteworthy is a bottle of Chambertin Domaine Armand Rousseau 2005, assigned to 7,500 euros.

Returning to the Italian lots, the vertical of 18 vintages of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Biondi Santi (1968-2004) raised 6,370 euros, a double magnum of Masseto 2013 reached 6,125 euros, six bottles of Brunello di Montalcino Case Basse Riserva Gianfranco Soldera 1998 5,512 euros, the same award as a double magnum of Masseto 2010. And again, a six-liter Solaia 2006 by Marchesi Antinori, sold for 4,900 euros, two bottles of Bruno Lunelli Riserva 1995, at 4,655 euros, the same figure obtained from five bottles of Brunello di Montalcino Case Basse Gianfranco Soldera 1999, while the “usual” Barolo Monfortino by Giacomo Conterno, with a 2004 magnum, reaches 3,185 euros.


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