Bonhams auction house has announced the results of a sale of fine wines coming from one of the very best of vineyards, those of Romanee-Conti.
The case on auction was a 1990 vintage which sold at the Fine and Rare wines
sale that took place on the 8th September.
The case of Romanee-Conti sold for £126, 500 which means that a bottle could be enjoyed at the cost of more than £10,000 and a mere glassful would cost £1,750. In total the auction raised more than £760,000 with a great deal of interest being placed on some of the older vintages of luxury wines
that were on offer.
Along with the case from 1990 there was a luxury
Romanee-Conti case that went for £74,750 with both cases being bought by the same buyer from Europe. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is among the very best
, a leading producer throughout the region and is the only one to have become established as a leading major brand. The cost of purchasing Romanee-Conti has risen by 50% on average over the past year. At the moment there is great interest in cases of Domaine wines
and with this in mind, Bonhams will offer more cases including Romanee-Conti 1988 and 1990 in a Fine wines
sale that will be held in Hong Kong, which takes place in November.
Domaine DE LA Romanee-Conti has been described as being wines
that are fit for a prince, having a velvet seduction and mystery about it. With a scent of fading rose petal the 1956 Romanee-Conti is full of intensity that recaptures time and is the most Proustian of all the Grand Vins. When talking of Romanee-Conti Richard Olney said that in this parcel of square land the Gods have perhaps left a bewitching trace of timeless perfection.While Burgundy wines
took the top spot, mature claret also did very well in the auction. A dozen bottles of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion from 1949 were auctioned for £7820 while four bottles of the very best
from Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1951 made £3,220; these had been valued at £600 to £700. A couple of cases of Chateau Batailley 1961 went for £1,459 each while a full case of Petrus 1982 sold for £46,000. Also on auction was a case of Chateau Margaux 1958 which went for £3, 450, with the proceeds of the sale going to support Greenhouse which is a charity helping young people from London through sports and dance programs. There was also a great deal of interest in vintage champagne with two bottles of Krug 1928 selling for £1,265 which was more than double the estimate at the presale.