Rare bottle of La Tache wine fetches £13,500 at TW Gaze auction
An extremely rare bottle of French wine was sold at auction this week for as much as it would cost you to buy a BMW 3 Series.
Prior to auction, Diss-based auction house TW Gaze had set a guide price for a bottle of 1983 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache Grand Cru Monopole at between £18,000 and £22,000.
Despite having a stained label and part of the wax seal missing, the three-litre bottle still managed to fetch a mind-blowing £13,500 during the auction.
The sale took place at TW Gaze’s Waveney Room on Thursday morning, but the bottle ultimately went to an online buyer.
Matt Brand, auctions room manager at TW Gaze, said it was the most expensive bottle the auction house had ever sold, almost trebling the previous record, for a whisky bottle that sold for £5,000.
Mr Brand said: “For a bottle of wine, this is a record for us.
“It’s a really nice surprise when you get a bottle like this.
“We spend a lot of time understanding the wine market, and we are always really pleased when we get a result for one of our vendors.”