DRC dominates at Christie’s HK sale

Twelve bottles of 1988 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti claimed the top lot spot and sold for HK$1,347,500 (US$174,508) at Christie’s recent Hong Kong auction.

Christies Sept HK SaleThe sale was sold 94% by lot and 93% by value with a plethora of back vintages of venerable Burgundy producer, Bouchard Père & Fils up for grabs, including one bottle of Chambertin 1865 selling for HK$306,250 (US$39,661) and one bottle of Montrachet 1865 selling for HK$196,000 (US$25,383).

Tim Triptree, Christie’s head of sales, commented:

“We were greatly encouraged by the enthusiastic response from collectors, achieving very strong results from the Historic Vintages Direct From The Cellars of Bouchard Père & Fils and An Esteemed Connoisseur’s Private Collection Part IV sale. The auction provided collectors a journey back in time through extraordinary vintages from Bouchard Père & Fils, demonstrating the continued appetite for ex-cellar collections with exceptional provenance.”

Gilles de Larouzière, Chairman of Maisons & Domaines Henriot, added:

“We were delighted by the results of the sale, and thank Christie’s for being an exceptional partner in offering our wines in Asia. We were encouraged by the warm response of collectors and their increasing interest in the finest Burgundy wines.”

Christie’s sale which was held on Saturday, 3 September shone a light on other top Burgundy producers, including Roumier, Dugat-Py, Dujac and Rousseau, as Asia’s thirst for premium Burgundy goes unquenched.

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