It must have been around 1999 that Sotheby’s made the very same ex-cellars sale. It quickly followed the purchase of Bouchard Père et Fils by Henriot (of Champagne). I actually bought a few things as I liked that they came direct from Bouchard’s cellars.
Provenance is, of-course, king, but most of my purchases have been drunk, though maybe I’ve still some 1997 Le Corton (OWC!) left – somewhere!
Fifteen-plus years later, and looking at some of the quoted estimates, I don’t expect that this time round I’ll be buying very much – which is a shame as I quite fancied the mixed case of Volnay Caillerets!