Two magnums of 1988 Romanee-Conti have provided the top lot at Acker, Merrall and Condit's June 29 auction in New York.
The sale totalled an impressive $3.4m, with strong demand for rare Burgundy bottles and the classic Bordeaux vintages. The two magnums of the 1988 Burgundy sold for $39,360.
Californian wines also fared well, with seven half-cases of the Harlan Estate Red from Napa Valley selling for $29,250. Four three-bottle losts of Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 followed, each making $6,765.
"California's been very healthy recently," Acker's CEO John Kapon told Bloomberg. "It has its loyal and devoted collectors."
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