In excess of 140 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, worth an estimated $2.1 million, will be sold at auction this September.
Sotheby’s have announced that the sale will take place in in Hong Kong on September the 7th.
The wines are derived from eight grand cru-designated vineyards in the Côte d’Or, with the most desirable being from Vosne-Romanée. These include Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Echézeaux and Richebourg.
The sale includes:
• 36 six-liter methuselahs
• 18 lots of Romanée Conti
• More than 70 magnums
• Vintages from 1970 to 2003
• 30+ lots of Echézeaux and Grands Echézeaux.
There is increased need for guarantee of provenance due to the Rudy Kurniawan counterfeit scandal, Sotheby’s emphasise that the wines on offer have been stored correctly and that the source is highly legitimate.
The auction house states that: ‘All the wines in this sale were purchased, on release, directly from one of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s importers, and were subsequently sold as a part of a larger collection to the current owner. So the wines have only been owned by two collectors since being distributed by the importer.’
Hong Kong is also set to host a sale of wines direct from the cellars of first-growth Bordeaux estate Haut-Brion.