A case of Chateau Petrus 1990 fetched $45,938 and 12 bottles of the same producer’s 1989 vintage sold for $42,875 to lead a Sotheby’s wine auction in New York dominated by buyers from North and South America.
An assorted case of 1999 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Burgundy sold for 25,850 pounds ($43,950) at a Sotheby’s wine auction in London, making it top lot in a sale also dominated by Bordeaux Pomerol producer Chateau Petrus.
A man convicted of selling more than $20.7 million in counterfeit wines had his sentencing delayed after a federal judge said he wants to know more about the wealthy victims of the fraud and how much they lost.
A case of Chateau Petrus 1998, one of the two most expensive estates in Bordeaux, sold for a record 27,000 pounds ($41,500) on Liv-ex as investors sought rare older vintages even as demand in the broader wine market cooled.
Two cases of Chateau Petrus 1982 from Bordeaux’s Pomerol district sold for 44,650 pounds ($75,450) each to an Asian buyer at a Sotheby’s wine auction in London, matching the pre-sale estimate and making them top lots.
A case of La Tache 1978 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Burgundy and six magnums of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1959 Bordeaux tied for top lot at a Christie’s International Plc sale as collectors sought out older vintages.