Six magnums of Chateau Lafleur 1982 from Pomerol are among leading lots at a Sotheby’s wine auction in New York this month, along with a double magnum of Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947 and a case of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1982.
A case of Chateau Haut-Brion 2008, a first-growth Bordeaux from Pessac-Leognan, sold for 3,100 pounds ($4,800) on the London Liv-ex wine exchange April 12, its highest level in 10 months, according to Liv-ex data.
A Romanee-Conti 1996 Domaine de la Romanee Conti assortment case fetched top price of $36,900 at an Acker Merrall & Condit auction in New York this month as demand persisted from investors and collectors for vintage Burgundies.
Six magnums of Montrachet Grand Cru white Burgundy from Domaine Leflaive spanning vintages from 2005 to 2010 fetched the top price of 76,050 pounds ($115,400) at a Christie’s International Plc auction in London this week.
Top Burgundies including Romanee- Conti and Henri Jayer are driving investment-grade wine prices at auction this year. Demand for rarities has combined with buyers seeking value in Bordeaux following a market slide.