114 bottle DRC superlot to break records at Sotheby's

A once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase 114 bottles of DRC burgundy as a single superlot will be offered at Sotheby's Hong Kong on October 4.

Valued at $1.5m-2.5m, it's the largest single lot DRC collection ever offered and consists of 19 consecutive vintages produced between 1992 and 2010.

DRC superlot
The DRC superlot consists of 114 bottles of vintages ranging from 1992 to 2010

Robert Sleigh, head of Sotheby's wine department in Asia, commented: "With an annual production of around 5,000 bottles, it is a rare event to offer 12 bottles of Romanee-Conti, but to offer 114 bottles, spanning 19 vintages is an extraordinary, and most likely, a once-in-a-lifetime event.

"The buyer of this lot will be able to appreciate and compare these ultra-rare wines as they evolve over the coming decades."

It looks set to smash the previous record for single lot in a wine auction, which was set at $1m for 50 cases of 1982 Mouton Rothschild in 2006.

DRC tops the list in terms of the world's most desirable wines and sell particularly well in China.

In October last year a major Hong Kong sale at Acker Merrall and Condit saw a "lucky 8" assortment of DRC vintages achieve $302,869.

The sale will also include a major collection of Henri Jayer wines belonging to Netscape founder James H Clark.

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