A case of Romanee-Conti 1988 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti fetched HK$1.13 million ($146,000) at an Acker Merrall & Condit wine sale in Hong Kong as the New York- based auction house marked its fifth anniversary in Asia.
Chateau Mouton-Rothschild led sales of Bordeaux 2012 wine futures by Sotheby’s New York retail business this year, followed by two other left-bank first-growth estates, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lafite-Rothschild.
Buying Bordeaux 2012 futures was always going to be a question of prices. Now that the majority of chateau owners have released theirs, it’s apparent they’re tone deaf to today’s market. Most prices are down less than 10 percent, nowhere near low enough.
Sixty-six magnums of Chateau Mouton- Rothschild spanning the period from 1945 to 2008 fetched 257,400 Swiss francs ($266,000) at a Christie’s International Plc wine auction in Geneva this week which raised $3.96 million.
A case of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 2010, a first-growth Pauillac wine estate, sold for 6,225 pounds ($9,690) on London’s Liv-ex market yesterday, an eight-month low and 18 percent below its July 2011 peak, Liv-ex data showed.
Three bottles of Chateau Petrus 2000 Pomerol fetched top price of 6,600 pounds ($10,100) at a sale of U.K. wine writer Hugh Johnson’s private collection at Sworders auction house north of London, according to its website.
A collection of 66 magnums of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild spanning the years between 1945 and 2008 is poised to lead a two-day Christie’s International Plc wine auction in Geneva this month, according to its online catalog.
Six bottles of Chateau Lafite- Rothschild 1982 sold for 16,100 euros ($20,920) at a Christie’s International Plc wine auction in Amsterdam this week and a case of Chateaux Margaux from the same year sold for 7,475 euros.