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Paying $6,815 for a bottle of French wine

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A bottle of 2007 Maison Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru from Burgundy went under the hammer for an impressive $6,815 at The Wine Auction Room’s May live auction.

It was the highlight of the event, which had a strong emphasis on New Zealand wines, including NZ Pinot Noirs and NZ Bordeaux blends from the likes of Te Mata, Stonyridge, Sacred Hill and Puriri Hills. There was also a smattering of wines from Australia, Germany and France, including a case of six bottles of Penfolds Grange 2008 which sold for $4230 and a bottle of 1990 Penfolds Bin 707 which went for $481.

With buyers from New Zealand, China and the UK, the auction was viewed internationally with a large number of remote bidders.

"We were pleased to have the New Zealand section so strong, particularly with Kiwis celebrating New Zealand Music Month in May. To support the cause, we are donating a percentage of our profits to the Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa ( to assist them with the great work they do," says Wine Auction Room owner Reece Warren.

Coming up next, they have an online auction running between from 5 to 9 June. And the next live auction in July promises to be very exciting with two complete cellars on offer, including one from a retired Auckland restauranteur.

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