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Baghera Wines' Inaugural "Burgundies, Whiskies" Auction Results

Auction held on December 6th 2015 in Geneva, Espace FERT Barton 7, under the aegis of MaƮtre Marco Breitenmoser, huissier judiciaire.
December 10, 2015

Baghera Wines completed its inaugural “Burgundies, Whiskies” auction held on December 6th in Geneva, with significant results and a total sale close to CHF 3m.

The ambitious challenge formed by the trio of experts to dedicate their inaugural auction to the great wines of Burgundy - the largest, most comprehensive collection ever held in Europe around Burgundy wines - along with an inspired selection of high-end whiskies paid off. Baghera Wines succeeded in mobilizing collectors worldwide who praised this audacious selection of rare Burgundy vintages and the remarkable collection of fine Japanese whiskies.

Baghera Wines confirms its entry in the select circle of the main auction houses specialized in exceptional wines and positions itself as a key player internationally. The three French experts are planning to hold their next auction in spring 2016.

Michael Ganne, executive director of Baghera Wines: "We are very pleased at the turnout of our inaugural auction which we had designed to be both cordial and refined. The audacious catalog meant as a tribute to Burgundy and the rare collection of whiskies generously delivered as promised. Baghera Wines is now a force to be reckoned with when it comes to exceptional wines and we already have exciting projects in mind for 2016.”

The most exclusive Burgundy domains, amongst which Henri Jayer and Romanée-Conti, Coche-Dury, Leroy and Liger-Belair, were well represented and purchased by Swiss and international connoisseurs. Two of the Henri Jayer domain lots are among the top 3 results: lot #4 of Richebourg 1985 (12 bottles) was sold at 264,000 CHF and lot #1 of Richebourg 1978 (6 bottles) went at CHF 216,000.

The remarkable collection of fine whiskies also generated outstanding results, especially the Japanese bottles. The very rare Ichiro’s malt Card from Hanyu were proposed for auction for the first time ever as a full collection of 58 bottles. This extraordinary lot was sold at CHF 360,000 and represents the best result of the auction.

Top 3 results for Baghera Wines “Burgundies, Whiskies” auction:

  • N°577 - Lot Hanyu, Ishiro's Malt Card - 58 bottles - Whisky, Single Malt: CHF 360,000
  • N°4 - Henri Jayer domain - Richebourg 1985 - 12 bottles: CHF 264,000
  • N°1 - Henri Jayer domain - Richebourg 1978 - 6 bottles: CHF 216,000

About Baghera Wines, a wine experts office dedicated to exceptional wines

Baghera Wines was founded in 2015 by three passionate experts who acquired their credentials at Christie’s and chose to create a Geneva-based consulting company exclusively dedicated to fine wines. Michael Ganne, Julie Carpentier and Emmanuel Mercé teamed up with a view to offer inspired and remarkable auctions to their clientele twice a year, and with the wish to reestablish the spirit of merriment, pleasure and conviviality at the heart of the universe of outstanding wines. They accompany their clientele in all aspects of the development of a collection and offer tailor-made assessment of their clients’ needs, focusing on customized advice, proximity and excellence.

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