Bonhams sells case of Romanee-Conti for $200,840 in its fine wine sale



2015-06-26 12:33:20

Bonhams sells case of Romanee-Conti for $200,840 in its fine wine sale

At over $15,877 per bottle and $2,778 a glass, this coveted case will undoubtedly be well looked after...

Bonhams has announced that a case of Romanee-Conti from the 1990 vintage sold for 126,500 ($200,840) in the Fine & Rare Wine sale that took place at New Bond Street on September 8.

At over 10,000 ($15,877)per bottle and 1,750 ($2,778) a glass, the case will undoubtedly be well looked after. The sale realised over 760,000, with particular interest in the older vintages on offer.

Burgundy took the top spot; apart from the case of 1990, a case of Romanee-Conti 1988 sold for 74,750; both cases were bought by a European buyer.

The Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is very clearly the leading producer in the region and the only one to have established itself as a major brand. The price of Romanee-Conti has shown, on average, a rise of 50% over the last year, according to Liv-ex.

With great international interest in the Domaine's wines, Bonhams will be offering further cases of both Romanee-Conti 1988 and 1990 in the Fine & Rare Wine Sale in Hong Kong, taking place on the 25thNovember.

Mature Claret went down particularly well in the sale.

 Thiscase of Romanee-Conti from the 1990 vintage sold for 126,500

A dozen bottles of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1949 made 7820; four bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1951 sold for 3,220 (against a pre-sale estimate of 600 -700); and two cases of Chateau Batailley 1961 sold for 1,459 each (against a pre-sale estimate of 500-600).

Meanwhile, a case of Petrus 1982 sold for 46,000, whilst a case of the 1975 vintage sold for 9,775.

The proceeds from the sale of a case of Chateau Margaux 1958, which made 3,450, went to support Greenhouse, a charity aiming to empower young people in London's disadvantaged communities through intensive sport and dance programmes delivered by inspirational coaches.

Interest in older vintages also applied to vintage Champagne with two bottles of Krug 1928 selling for 1,265, over double the presale estimate, and a case of Bollinger 1961 for 1995.

Further sales from Bonhams will be held in London on October 20 and December 1 and in Hong Kong on November 25.

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