DRC cellar to go under the hammer

12th July, 2013 by Rupert Millar

Sotheby’s will host an auction composed exclusively of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti this autumn.

DRCThe 140 lots are expected to realise HK$11 million – $16m and come from a single cellar in the north west of the US.

The sale will precede the Haut-Brion ex-cellar auction happening in the city in October.

Highlights include 36 six-litre Methuselahs, over 70 magnums and vintages from 1970 to 2003.

Every one of DRC’s vineyards is represented with vintages including Romanée-Conti 1989, 1992, 1993 and 2003; La Tâche 1988, 1991, 1993 and 2000; 1995 and 2000 Richebourg; Echézeaux 1996, 1999 and 2000 (and 1991 Grand Echézeaux) and 1990, 1991 and 1999 Montrachet.

There is also a case of Romanée Saint-Vivant 1993 and six bottles of Vosne-Romanée Duvault Blochet 1999.

Serena Sutcliffe MW, head of Sotheby’s International Wine Department, said: “The prospect of owning wines from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is breathtaking in itself.

“The reality of drinking them is at another level. We are truly honoured to bring to auction this extraordinary collection of the best of DRC, both pristine and rare.

“The origin of these wines is exemplary, the tastes they offer among the most memorable known to any wine lover.  This is an unsurpassed opportunity for those who revere the pinnacle of Burgundian brilliance.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Digital Marketing Manager

Master of Malt
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Experienced On Trade Sales Person

Borough Wine Imports
London, GB

3 x Business Development Executive

The Lakes Distillery Company Limited
Newcastle head office and nationwide, UK

Editor

Master of Malt Ltd
Tunbridge Wells(Kent)

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Liverpool

Brand Manager

Hallgarten Druitt
Luton, UK

Experienced On-Trade Salespeople Required

Portal Wines and Spirits
London, UK

Purchasing and Sales (Wine Trader)

JF Tobias
London, UK

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Cambridge / Peterborough / Bedfordshire, UK

Brand Marketing Manager

ATOM Supplies Ltd
Tunbridge Wells, UK

Senior On-Trade Sales Manager, London

Nyetimber
Central London, UK

Maverick Drinks Portfolio Ambassador to the North

Maverick Drinks
North West England, UK

Key Account Manager – Wine – On Trade – Dubai

Vantage Hospitality - Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Brand Ambassador European Markets

Bodegas Torres
Spain

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 17th April 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 14th April 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 12th May 2017

Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Now in its fourth year, the competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

The Global Malbec Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2016.

Click to view more