In Hong Kong hebben DRC-wijnen een record-verkoopbedrag opgebracht. Voor 12 flessen 1988 werd 132.462 dollar betaald. ‘De belangrijkste producent ter wereld’, zei de grote baas van veilinghuis Acker Merrall & Condit’s. De collega’s melden:
Results from Acker Merrall & Condit's auction in Hong Kong at the weekend show that wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti dominated the sale, with new world records being set for a number of different vintages.
Acker's CEO, John Kapon, said that Domaine de la Romanée-Conti had "asserted itself as the world's most important producer." It dominated the top ten lots at the auction, with the best price being achieved by an "extraordinary" 12-bottle case of 1988 Romanée-Conti. It realized $132,462.
In second place were three bottles of "exceedingly rare" 2005 Romanée-Conti. They sold for $69,385, setting a world auction record per bottle for this wine, according to Acker, Merrall & Condit. The bottles were being offered by a "prestigious," unnamed American collector.
The same collector also sold two rare double magnums of Screaming Eagle, presented as separate lots. Both the 1993 and the 1994 fetched $15,138.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines from a Hong Kong collector included a 12-bottle 1990 mixed case ($50,462), and 12 bottles of 2005 La Tâche ($47,308).
Chateau Pétrus also attracted keen interest at the Hong Kong auction, with 12 bottles of the 1982 vintage in their original wooden case being knocked down for $56,769. A similar consignment of 1989 Pétrus sold for $49,308.
In total, the auction realized $6 million over two days, with 1,000 lots being offered for sale’.