Case of DRC Makes HK$1.5M

January 24, 2016

A case of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Romanée-Conti 1990 has made HK$1.5 million at Zachys’ sale in Hong Kong. The price paid for the sought-after Burgundy is the highest price paid for a case of wine since 2012 the house reported. The 12 bottles had been estimated to realise a possible HK$1.9m but fell slightly short of this, making HK$1,592,500 in the end.

Held on 16 January, the sale was Zachys first of the season and saw 694 lots of fine wine and spirits realise a total of HK$23m with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Scotch and Japanese whisky attracting the bulk of buyers’ interest.

A 12-bottle case of 2005 Petrus made HK$245,000 and an imperial bottle of 1982 Lafite HK$159,250.

The 150 lots of rare whisky was one of the largest spirits consignments Zachys has ever offered. In total the spirits section of the sale made HK$3.9m.

There was “active bidding” for five bottles of Hanyu Ichiro’s Malt Card Series which sold for HK$122,500. A bottle of Karuizawa Noh 41 Year Old Cask #1842 Single Cask 1971 sold for HK$110,250, while a bottle of Glenfiddich Ultimate 38 Year Old Single Malt made HK$63,700, “well exceeding pre-sale expectations,” said Zachys.

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