Burgundy Leading Auctions Ahead Of En Primeur Campaigns
As collectors' attention begins turning towards the end of the month when the 2014 vintages take the spotlight through the en primeur campaigns, burgundy wines are dominating global auctions.
A recent Zachys auction in New York saw lots well exceed original estimates, including two three-liter jeroboams of La Tache 1971 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Burgundy selling for $44,100 each. Other notable lots in the auction included a 12-bottle assortment case of Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1990, which sold for $67,375, six bottles of La Tache 2005 DRC, selling for $31,850 and a 6-liter methuselah of Richebourg 1971 DRC, which sold for $46,550.
Wally's Auctions in New York recently held a two-day February sale where one of the top lots was a case each of 1996 Bonnes Mares Domaine d’Auvenay and Bonnes Mares Domaine G. Roumier. Both sold for the identical price of $19,520.
Coming up on March 25th, Southeby's London has a sale where on of the top items is a six-bottle lot of Romanee-Conti 1993 DRC, which is estimated to sale for 44,000 pounds($64,875).
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