Thursday, April 17, 2008

Lynn's Wine Collection has been sold


Lynn's wine collection sold at an auction today.

40 lots of wine and some household goods taken from the home of missing solicitor Michael Lynn were sold at an auction in Dublin today. The top price was €220 for 11 bottles of St Emilion Grand Crux 2001.
A half case of Warwick Estate was sold for €100 and a half case of Mulderbosch was sold for €100.
If it was a Chateau Monbousquet St Emilion.....a bargain par excellance...wish I had known about the wine collection and the auction...well worth a bid.

8 comments:

Irish Wine Contemplations said...

Elke,

Pity they don't do these auctions at the weekend. If I could have gotten off work today I would have gone alogn to check this out. I'd imagine there were bargains a plenty? Is there somewhere where you can read the full results from this auction?

Cheers,
Will

Elke said...

Hi Will,

unfortunately, Herman Wilksonson doesn't publish the results on their website. I just saw the news on RTE News website. You might be able to subscribe to a newsletter or similar for upcoming events. Check out http://www.hermanwilkinson.ie

james said...

Hi,I have 28 bottles of fine wine which I would like to sell,Ch.Petrus 88,Ch.Mouton Rotschild 82,Ch.Haut Brion 89 and so on,could someone please inform me how to go about this,my e-mail is jamesdooyle@yahoo.ie

Thanks

J

Elke said...

Hi James,

That is an impressive collection you have there. Are you sure you want to sell it. Anyway, the best way to do it, would be to place an add in a wine magazine. Food & Wine is the leading Irish Wine Magazine (www.harmonia.ie/#/6). Or you could contact a wine auction house who are specialised in these wines (you want to attract the right people). In Ireland there is WineBiz. Unfortunately I don't have much info on them. Just that they are in Dublin. To give you a guideline, Chateau Petrus goes for £833 per case of 12 bottles, Chateau Mouton varies between $300-400. If you want, I can post your offers on my blog and publish your email address. You could also contact a wine merchant. In Cork that would be Bubble Brothers (ask for Julian). A link to their website is on the left side of my blog. Lar in Dublin might also be interested. He has a blog called Sour Grapes (a link is also on my blog). Let me know, how it goes - if I had won the lotto last night, I would have taken the 'burden' of you straight away ;-)

Elke

Irish Wine Contemplations said...

Elke,

88 Petrus sells for a hell of a lot more than £833 per case these days, if you have a look on wine-searcher you can find it for anywhere between €800 and €1500 a bottle (In Bond!!!).

For wines like these you have a couple of options James. 1. Get onto some serious merchants/brokers, which are mainly English based (Fine & Rare Wine, Berry Brothers & Rudd etc..)
2. Try the professional auction houses, again mainly English based (Christies, Strakers etc..)
3. Try a private sale (add in a paper, ebay etc..).

1/2 are the best channels but you will be required to provide full history on the wines. 3 is a little ropier.

I'm not sure that there is much market in Ireland for trading in this level of wines on a private basis (depending on provenance that is).

I'd be interested to hear how you get on with this too.

Will

Elke said...

Sorry Will, my mistake, it is sold in cases to 12 but price per bottle is £830.

James, check www.antique-wine.com for more info. They might be able to help you as well.

Elke

james said...

Dear Will and Elke,thank you for your reply it was very helpful,however i cant say the same for sourgrapes.ie and at present am still trying to contact them in relation to them stating that my question was "fishy" amongst other statements on twigger of which I am extremely angered,if you have contact details for the director of this website could you please forward it to me.

Thank You,

james

Elke said...

James, you can contact Lar directly when you go to the bottom of his page you will find his email address. He might be slightly concerned about the history of the wine simply because it is very seldom to get these types of wine in Ireland. Most of the wines will be in private collections and the collectors mostly know how and where to sell the wine. So you have to understand that some people might be wary of this offer. As Will pointed already out, you will have to prove history of ownership when you are going to contact auction houses and wine dealers.