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Winter Sales Spark Bidders' Thirst

Record prices set for '82 Lafite, '96 Margaux; 2000 first-growths surge in value
Peter D. Meltzer
Issue: May 15, 2007

The 2007 auction season began exactly as the 2006 ended: with scorching hot sales. While fewer six-digit trophy lots were up for grabs—notwithstanding a case of six magnums of Château Mouton-Rothschild 1945 that sold at Zachys for a hefty $201,450—a slate of high-end collectibles fetched strong prices that often surpassed presale estimates.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 12, 2007.

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