Rare Romanée-Conti 1988 case could bring £40k



2015-06-26 11:54:52

Rare Romane-Conti 1988 case could bring 40k

Containing a classic collectible vintage, this rare wine case could be the big star at Bonhams

A very rare case of 1988 Romane-Conti consigned from a private French collector is to be included ina Fine and Rare Wines auction on March 25, at Bonhams in London.

Wines from the Romane Conti vineyard -the pinnacle of the Domaine de la Romane-Conti in Burgundy -are considered among the very finest in the world, and it is exceptionally unusual to find a complete case of a dozen bottles.

This case, from the excellent 1988 vintage, was still sealed with its metal banding until opened for inspection by Bonhams. Itisestimated to sell at 35,000-40,000.

 A case of the excellent 1988 Romane-Conti, estimated at 35k-40k

There is also a good assortment of 1989 wines from the Domaine from another Continental cellar, including bottles and magnums of La Tche, as well as a case of Grands Echzeaux 1991 (estimated at 4,000-5,000) consigned from a private cellar in Scotland.

Highlights from a wide range of Bordeaux include magnums of Chateau Latour 1964 (3,000-3,600 per six), a dozen Ptrus 1975 (10,000-12,000) andsix bottles of 1990 (10,000-12,000).

Acase ofsix magnums Chateau Haut-Brion 1985 (2000-2600) and two dozen Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1986 (9,000-11,000 per dozen) will also appear in the sale.

Elsewhere, aDomaine de la Romane Conti 1999 assortment carries the highest estimate in this forthcoming Sotheby's fine wines sale, scheduled for March 17.

The assortment has a predicted value of 15,000-20,000.

Image: Bonhams

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