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THE LEGENDARY COLLECTION OF ROBERT CAINE

THE RECORD-BREAKING LEGENDARY COLLECTION OF ROBERT CAINE
Day 2 of Zachys’ La Paulée de New York Auction Achieves Over $3.4M, 100% Sold

NEW YORK, February 16, 2011—Zachys once again proved itself as the premier auction house for single owner collections on Friday, February 12, as The Legendary Collection of Robert Caine broke auction records for Coche-Dury and achieved monumental results. This extraordinary session was the second day of Zachys’ La Paulée Auction in conjunction with Daniel Johnnes’ La Paulée de New York, and Burgundy lovers from across the country and around the globe converged on New York City for the single greatest collection of Burgundy ever to come to auction. The Legendary Collection of Robert Caine was 100% sold and surpassed pre-sale estimates of $1,798,100-2,754,450 for a total of $3,486,434; combined with Thursday, February 10th’s session the two day auction totaled $6,208,752 (versus estimates of $3,489,750-5,343,550).

Coche-Dury was the name on everyone’s lips on Friday morning, and in total the 109 lots offered sold for an astounding $917,785, well above the pre-sale estimates of $408,550-622,350. Record prices were achieved for Corton Charlemagne 1996, Corton Charlemagne 2000, Meursault Perrieres 1982 and Volnay Premier Cru 1999, among many others (see below). Highlights from the Coche-Dury collection included:
• Lot 1087, 6 bottles Corton Charlemagne Coche-Dury 1992
SOLD $16,940, estimate $8,500-13,000
• Lots 1101-1103, 12 bottles Corton Charlemagne Coche-Dury 2000
SOLD $30,250, estimate $14,000-22,000
• Lot 1145, 12 bottles Meursault Perrieres Coche-Dury 1982
SOLD $43,560, estimate $12,000-18,000
• Lot 1146, 10 bottles Meursault Perrieres Coche-Dury 1983
SOLD $22,990, estimate $10,000-14,000

Comtes Lafon also represented a considerable portion in Dr. Caine’s collection, with the fifty-three lots from this collection totaling $201,404 (versus pre-sale estimates of $101,500-155,840). Comtes Lafon highlights included:
• Lot 1240, 11 bottles Meursault Perrieres Comtes Lafon 1982
SOLD $13,310, estimate $2,800-4,400
• Lot 1250, 1 bottle Montrachet Comtes Lafon 1978
SOLD $4,840, estimate $2,400-4,000
• Lot 1259, 4 bottles Montrachet Comtes Lafon 1992
SOLD $14,520, estimate $6,500-9,500
• Lot 1263, 8 bottles Montrachet Comtes Lafon 1996
SOLD $22,990, estimate $10,000-15,000
• Lot 1264, 1 magnum (1.5L) Montrachet Comtes Lafon 1998
SOLD $4,598, estimate $1,500-2,400

From Domaine Leflaive, the ultra-rare Montrachet drew heavy bidding interest. Highlights included:
• Lot 1269, 2 magnums (1.5L) Batard Montrachet Domaine Leflaive 1985
SOLD $7,865, estimate $3,000-4,600
• Lot 1271, 5 bottles Chevalier Montrachet Domaine Leflaive 1983
SOLD $5,808, estimate $2,000-3,200
• Lot 1279, 5 bottles Montrachet Domaine Leflaive 1991
SOLD $24,200, estimate $12,000-18,000
• Lot 1280, 2 bottles Montrachet Domaine Leflaive 1992
SOLD $13,310, estimate $5,000-8,500

Large formats of Montrachet Domaine Ramonet all exceeded their pre-sale estimates:
• Lot 1372, 1 magnum (1.5L) Montrachet Domaine Ramonet 1986
SOLD $6,292, estimate $2,600-4,000
• Lot 1375, 1 magnum (1.5L) Montrachet Domaine Ramonet 1990
SOLD $6,050, estimate $1,800-2,600
• Lot 1376, 1 methusalem (6L) Montrachet Domaine Ramonet 1990
SOLD $25,410, estimate $14,000-20,000
• Lot 1377, 2 magnums (1.5L) Montrachet Domaine Ramonet 1992
SOLD $14,520, estimate $4,800-7,500

A number of wine auction records were achieved, including:
• Lots 1081 & 1082, 12 bottles Volnay Premier Cru Coche-Dury 1999
SOLD $3,388, estimate $1,200-1,800
• Lot 1093, 12 bottles Corton Charlemagne Coche-Dury 1996
SOLD $45,980, estimate $17,000-24,000
• Lot 1145, 12 bottles Meursault Perrieres Coche-Dury 1982
SOLD $43,560, estimate $12,000-18,000
• Lot 1244, 5 bottles Meursault Perrieres Comtes Lafon 1993
SOLD $4,114, estimate $1,100-1,800
• Lot 1268, 3 magnums (1.5L) Batard Montrachet Domaine Leflaive 1982
SOLD $10,285, estimate $3,600-5,500
• Lot 1281, 1 bottle Montrachet Domaine Leflaive 1993
SOLD $5,082, estimate $2,000-3,000
• Lot 1378, 6 bottles Montrachet Domaine Ramonet 1993
SOLD $9,075, estimate $3,000-4,800
• Lot 1411, 3 bottles Grands Echezeaux Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1962
SOLD $12,100, estimate $5,000-8,000
• Lot 1430, 4 bottles Richebourg Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1962
SOLD $22,990, estimate $9,500-15,000
• Lot 1467, 3 bottles Romanee Conti Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1996
SOLD $33,880, estimate $15,000-24,000
• Lot 1472, Assortment Case Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1990
SOLD $58,080, estimate $28,000 – 42,000
• Lot 1502, 12 bottles Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Georges Roumier 1978
SOLD $36,300, estimate 14,000 – 24,000

Zachys’ Auction Director Julia Gilbert commented, “Zachys Wine Auctions is ecstatic about how the La Paulée crowd and greater wine market embraced Dr. Caine’s collection.It was the ultimate La Paulée sale, and we’re thrilled with the tremendous results that were achieved. Zachys thrives on bringing truly unique and thoughtful collections to market, and with this auction we have once again proven our standing as the premier house in the international wine auction market.”
 
Zachys is a third-generation family-owned business based in Scarsdale, New York, whose holdings include Zachys Wine and Liquor, New York Fine Wine Storage and Zachys Wine Auctions. Contact Zachys Auctions at 914.448.3026, or visit www.zachys.com/auctions for further information. Zachys upoming auctions include The Early Spring Auction on March 18 & 19 at Del Posto in New York City and The April Hong Kong Auction on April 15 & 16 at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

* All prices inclusive of a 21% buyer’s premium 

Lots offered: 621
Percent sold: 100%
Price with buyer’s premium: $3,486,434

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