Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 1990 Burgundy and Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Bordeaux led a $2.67 million wine sale by Heritage Auctions in California, with Chateau Mouton Rothschild also prominent in the bidding.
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.
Twelve bottles of Romanee-Conti 2009 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Burgundy sold for $155,350 at a Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. auction in Chicago, matching its estimate to take top slot at a sale raising $4.1 million.
A case of Romanee Conti 1988 Domaine de la Romanee Conti from Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits region sold for 105,750 pounds ($178,500) at a Christie’s International Plc London sale as collectors continued to seek historic vintages.
Romanee-Conti, the world’s most desirable Burgundy, is dominating the top end of the market for fine wines, generating the highest prices at U.S. and U.K. auctions after a case fetched a record HK$3.675 million ($474,000) in Hong Kong last month.
Top Burgundies including Romanee- Conti, Cros Parantoux and La Tache led bidding at a Zachys wine auction in New York this month amid demand for rare vintages from collectors and investors in the U.S. and Hong Kong.
Christie’s International Plc plans to auction vintage wines collected by Sir Alex Ferguson, former coach of Manchester United soccer team, which it estimates will fetch more than 3 million pounds ($5 million).