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Kipling Inaugural Sale at Baghera/Wines


More Than 300 Bottles Auctioned From the Prestigious Domaine René Engel the Sale Achieves Close to CHF 760,000

Auctioneer and Executive Director of Baghera/wines, Michael Ganne selling lot 13 in the inaugural Kipling #1 sale

KIPLING inaugural quarterly online sale by Baghera/wines

TOTAL: CHF 758,047/$791,704/€ 733,107

Lots sold: 48 | Lots offered: 48 Sold by lots: 100

Geneva, 25 April 2022 – On Sunday 24 April, Baghera/wines inaugurated a new online sales format, the KIPLING quarterly sales at which 282 bottles and 24 magnums of near-perfect quality were sold. The quarterly online sale, live-streamed from Club 1865 by Baghera/wines, achieved CHF 758,047/$ 791,704/€ 733,107 with 100% of the lots sold, i.e. one and a half times its low-end estimate of CHF 500,000. Once again, the expertise of the Baghera/wines team and the quality of the lots offered were commended by the online bidders who eagerly participated in this sale from the comfort of their living rooms.

Baghera/wines is offering a new sales format this season in the form of direct online, live-streaming, Kipling sales – a dynamic alternative to physical sales rooms and one to which Baghera/wines continues to apply the principles that are the foundations of its physical sales: irreproachable provenance, quality of expertise and exceptional lots. For bidders, this represents an enjoyable moment that is sure to become a must in the calendars of wine lovers and the discerning collectors alike.

Lot #13, the sale’s top lot, a set of 6 Domaine René Engel, Grands Echezeaux 1995 magnums, was sold to an online bidder for CHF 48,800.

Michael Ganne, Executive Director and Auctioneer at Baghera/wines, commented on the sale: ” We had significant participation from online bidders for this first capsule Kipling sale of the year, and the new format was a success with the rarity and quality of the 48 lots we offered whet the appetite of discerning collectors. Domaine René Engel wines have been attracting increasing interest from rare wine lovers for almost three seasons. Because the appeal of wines such as those from Domaine René Engel that are becoming rarer is confirmed, Baghera offered a carefully calibrated sale, rich in rarities and – the most important point for Baghera /wines – with almost perfect provenance. We would like to thank the seller for his trust, and his endorsement once again confirms that our Maison is the ultimate destination for aficionados of rare and exceptional wines.”


Lot Description Estimate Price achieved
13 DOMAINE RENE ENGEL, 6 x 1995 Grands Echezeaux magnums CHF 40,000 and 80,000 CHF 48,800

$ 50,966

€ 47,194

15 DOMAINE RENE ENGEL, 12 x 1987 Grands Echezeaux bottles CHF 35,000 and 70,000 CHF 42,700

$ 44,596

€ 41,295

28 DOMAINE RENE ENGEL, 12 x 1991 Clos de Vougeot bottles CHF 18,000 and 3,’000 CHF 36,600

$ 38,225

€ 35,395

26 DOMAINE RENE ENGEL, 12 x 1991 Clos de Vougeot bottles CHF 18,000 and 36,000 CHF 34,160

$ 35,676

€ 33,036

27 DOMAINE RENE ENGEL, 12 x 1991 Clos de Vougeot bottles CHF 18,000 and 36,000 CHF 34,160

$ 35,676

€ 33,036

10 DOMAINE RENE ENGEL, 6 x 1995 Echezeaux magnums CHF 26,000 and 52,000 CHF 34,160

$ 35,676

€ 33,036

16 DOMAINE RENE ENGEL, 6 x 1995 Clos de Vougeot magnums CHF 15,000 and 30,000 CHF 31,720

$ 36,261

€ 33,577

35 DOMAINE RENE ENGEL, 12 x 1988 Clos de Vougeot bottles CHF 20,000 and 40,000 CHF 29,280

$ 30,580

€ 28,316

17 DOMAINE RENE ENGEL, 12 x 1994 Clos de Vougeot 1994 bottles CHF 15,000 and 30,000 CHF 29,280

$ 30,580

€ 28,316

33 DOMAINE RENE ENGEL, 12 x 1988 Clos de Vougeot bottles CHF 20,000 and 40,000 CHF 29,280

$ 30,580

€ 28,316

*Estimates are exclusive of buyer’s costs – prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s costs.

Key data from the inaugural Kipling #1 by Baghera/wines sale:

  • Sale: Kipling #1 by Baghera/wines offered to the public through LIVE STREAMING on www.bagherawines.com
  • Location: Geneva – SWITZERLAND | Club 1865 by Baghera/wines, Beau Rivage, Geneva
  • Date: Sunday 24 April 2022 at 2 pm
  • Number of lots: 48
  • 282 bottles and 24 magnums


European leader in rare wine auctions based in Geneva, Baghera/wines offers a new approach to sales of exceptional vintages by placing conviviality and sharing at the heart of their events. From 2015, passionate experts Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier have developed a bureau dedicated exclusively to rare wines, and which guides collectors in all aspects of enhancing the value of a collection.

In 2018-19, the historic sale of Henri Jayer’s personal cellar, to date the world’s most important wine auction ever (CHF 34.5M), followed by an unprecedented sale exclusively dedicated to the wines of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and then by the final bottles from Domaine René Engel, propelled Baghera/wines to the position of European leader in wine auctions.

The experienced team working with Baghera/wines’ experts offers excellent tailor-made professional advice to international collectors passionate about rare fine wines including the organisation of master classes, as well as careful selection of wines for private tastings, dinners and events combining music and wine. In September 2020, Baghera/wines officially inaugurated its new Geneva establishment, incorporating a private club and boutique dedicated to fine wines, within the Beau-Rivage hotel, Geneva.


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