Bottle of Romanee-Conti breaks wine auction record

15 October, 2018

A bottle of 1945 Romanee-Conti wine has set a new record after selling for US$558,000 at auction at Sotheby's in New York. Picture credit Sotherby's.

The auction house had an upper estimate of US$32,000 for the French wine, which belonged to Robert Drouhin, a former director of Burgundy wine producer Maison Joseph Drouhin.

There were 600 bottles of the particular Romanee-Conti produced in 1945 and on the same day at Sotheby’s another Romanee-Conti from the same year, also owned by Drouhin, went for $496,000.

The previous record was set in Hong Kong by a bottle of1869 Chateau Lafite Rothschild which raised $233,000 at auction.





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