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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.