An auction of exquisite wines from Burgundy yielded over 6 million euros on Sunday in Geneva. Especially a few parties of the famous French winemaker Henri Jayer, who died in 2006 at the age of 84, were in demand among the lovers.
Twelve bottles of Vosne-Romanée Cros-Parantoux from 1999, from grapes from his favourite plot, ultimately counted 561,000 Swiss francs, over half a million euros. Baghera Wines auction house expected 2 to 3 tons. Six magnums of the same origin as the bestseller but from 2001 were hammered at 450,000 francs, also far above the estimated price.
A lot of three magnums from the Domaine Armand Rousseau, Chambertin from 1959, brought a huge surprise. Someone paid 365,000 euros for it. There was 40,000 to 80,000 euros.