The 1945 bottle was one of only 600 produced, just before the vines were pulled up for replanting with no more wine made until 1952.

Saturday’s lots came from the personal collection of Robert Drouhin, who directed the prominent wine producer Maison Joseph Drouhin from 1957 to 2003. Elsewhere at the auction, a bottle of 60-year-old 1926 whisky fetched £641,000, failing to break the current £910,000 record for Scotch.