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.
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.
Wine from Bordeaux first-growth producers Chateau Latour and Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Burgundies from the 1990s including Romanee St. Vivant are set to lead a sale held by U.S.-based Heritage Auctions this week.
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 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.