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 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.
Six bottles of 2002 Chateau Petrus, one of the two most expensive wine estates in Bordeaux, sold for 7,200 pounds ($10,970) on the Liv-ex market, a record high for the vintage and up 11 percent from the start of this year.
Three double-magnums of Chateau Petrus 1990 and a bottle of the same Bordeaux producer’s 1947 vintage set records at an Acker Merrall & Condit auction in Hong Kong, where the top lot was 1988 Romanee-Conti Burgundy.
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.
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.