Remy Martin Black Pearl Leads Bonhams Fine Wine Sale

By Paul Joseph

A magnum of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac in an eye-catching Baccarat decanter and presentation box will be one of the highlights of Bonhams Fine Wine Sale in London early next month.

Numbered 342 of a total edition of 358, it is estimated to fetch between £25,000-35,000 when it goes under the hammer at the prestigious sale. The auction will also features a bottle of Black Pearl, also in a Baccarat decanter, estimated at £12,000-15,000. 

Also included among the lots will be several other rare cognacs, including two bottles of Rémy Martin 250th Anniversary Grande Fine Champagne Cognac and a bottle of Hennessy Queens Silver Jubilee Cognac.

Bonhams International Head of Wine, Master of Wine, Richard Harvey said, "This sale of over 500 lots covers a wide spectrum from great Bordeaux and Burgundy, via Champagne, Port and Cognac, to Spain, Italy, California and Australia.  There is something for every taste and pocket."

Wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti continue to be in high demand; a case of one dozen Romanée-Conti 1988 is estimated at £120,000-160,000 and three lots of 12 bottles of La Tâche 1973 at £6,000-7.000 each. Also from Burgundy are nine vintages of Clos de Tart and a selection of white wines from Domaine Leflaive.

Bonhams holds seven sales a year of Fine & Rare Wines in London, with four in the USA and two in Hong Kong. These sales offer not only a wide range of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Rhone and Port but also wines from Australia, Italy, Lebanon, Madeira and Spain.

The Bonhams Fine Wine Sale in London will take place on 6 April.

By Paul Joseph