2006 DRC Romanee Conti achieves $31,000 for three bottles in Chicago

Three bottles of 2006 Domaine de Romanee Conti's (DRC) Romanee-Conti achieved $31,070 at Hart Davis Hart's Chicago auction on October 25-26.

The lot performed well against an estimate of $22,000-32,000 - achieving a figure towards the higher end of its valuation and continuing DRC's dominance of the fine Burgundy market.

DRC vineyard Romanee Conti
Wine from the DRC vineyard is among the most sought after in the world

Three bottles of the 1990 vintage Romanee Conti realised $72,000 at Sotheby's Hong Kong earlier this year.

12 bottles of the 1991 DRC La Tache also featured in the auction, and made $28,680 against a $24,000-35,000 valuation.

By contrast, in May of this year, 12 bottles of the highly sought after 1990 DRC La Tache made $59,750 - a significant gap in value that is testament to the significance of the date of production.  

Three magnums of 2000 Chateu Le Pin realised $26,290.

"There was incredible participation from enthusiastic collectors worldwide," commented Paul Hart, CEO of Hart Davis Hart: "We experienced the largest number of successful bidders in our history and were thrilled by the turnout."

The auction achieved total sales of $4.7m, with 2,064 lots crossing the block.

Paul Hart commented further: "We are thrilled about the continued momentum of our fall season. Market conditions are excellent for sellers with historically high prices and more buyers than ever are participating."

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