Jayer Leads With Romanee-Conti at $1.9 Million Auction

Bottles of Vosne-Romanee
Bottles of Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru, Cros Parantoux--Vintage 1999 Cote de Nuits. The Domaine-bottled Henri Jayer wines fetched 48,300 pounds ($76,869) a lot, beating an estimate of 25,000 pounds to 35,000 pounds. Source: Christie's via Bloomberg.

Top Burgundies including Henri Jayer and Romanee-Conti led the bidding at a Christie’s International Plc wine sale in London this week which raised a total of 1.2 million pounds ($1.9 million).

A 12-bottle case of Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Cros Parantoux Henri Jayer from 1999 sold to an Asian private client for 48,300 pounds including fees, more than its presale estimate, according to Christie’s. Six bottles of Romanee-Conti Domaine de la Romanee-Conti from between 1998 and 2004 fetched 46,000 pounds while a half-case of Romanee-Conti 1997 DRC Grand Cru sold for 43,700 pounds.

This week’s sales, including another Christie’s event in Amsterdam, came after wine auctions by the five largest houses reached $34 million last month, according to their websites. The London-based Liv-ex 100 wine index fell 0.6 percent in October, taking its decline this year to 9.8 percent. The index, mostly Bordeaux along with some from Burgundy, the Rhone, Italy and Champagne, rose in September after declines earlier in the year.

Following are auction results this year from the five biggest houses: New York-based Acker Merrall & Condit Company Inc., Christie’s, based in London, Sotheby’s, with its headquarters in New York, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. of Chicago and Zachys in White Plains, New York. Internet-only auctions aren’t included.

Links on auction-house names are to results or catalogs on their websites, while those on city names are to post-sale statements where available.

NOVEMBER:

Nov. 8:       Christie’s, London                   $1.92 mln
Nov. 6/7:     Christie’s, Amsterdam                $1.50 mln

OCTOBER:

Oct. 27:      Hart Davis Hart, Chicago             $3.67 mln
Oct. 27:      Sotheby’s, New York                  $2.70 mln
Oct. 26/27:   Zachys, New York                     $4.74 mln
Oct. 24:      Sotheby’s, London                    $2.32 mln
Oct. 20:      Acker, Merrall & Condit, New York    $2.50 mln
Oct. 18:      Christie’s, London                   $0.79 mln
Oct. 13:      Zachys, Hong Kong                    $6.35 mln
Oct. 12:      Christie’s, New York                 $1.50 mln
Oct. 5/6:     Sotheby’s, Hong Kong                 $9.49 mln

SEPTEMBER:

Sept. 28:     Christie’s, Paris                    $2.39 mln
Sept. 27/28:  Zachys, New York                     $5.25 mln
Sept. 21/22:  Acker Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong    $7.97 mln
Sept. 15:     Sotheby’s, New York                  $2.95 mln
Sept. 15:     Hart Davis Hart, Chicago             $3.45 mln
Sept. 12:     Sotheby’s, London                    $2.19 mln
Sept. 8:      Christie’s, Hong Kong                $5.46 mln
Sept. 8:      Acker Merrall & Condit, New York     $3.20 mln
Sept. 7/8:    Zachys, Hong Kong                    $6.69 mln
Sept. 6:      Christie’s, London                   $2.01 mln

JUNE

June 26: Christie’s, Paris $1.22 mln June 23: Acker Merrall & Condit, Hamptons $3.67 mln June 22/23: Hart Davis Hart, Chicago $4.30 mln June 22/23: Zachys, Los Angeles $3.53 mln June 16: Christie’s, Hong Kong $2.16 mln June 15: Christie’s, New York $0.70 mln June 13/14: Sotheby’s, London $2.58 mln June 9: Acker Merrall & Condit, Chicago $2.20 mln June 7: Zachys, New York $2.49 mln June 7: Christie’s, London $1.22 mln

MAY

May 30: Christie’s, Amsterdam $1.36 mln May 25/26: Zachys, Hong Kong $7.42 mln May 26: Christie’s, Hong Kong $2.61 mln May 25/26: Acker Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong $9.14 mln May 19: Acker Merrall & Condit, New York $2.62 mln May 15: Christie’s, Geneva $2.83 mln May 12: Sotheby’s, New York $2.77 mln May 12: Christie’s, New York $1.67 mln May 11/12: Hart Davis Hart, Chicago $3.70 mln May 10: Christie’s, London $1.61 mln APRIL: Apr. 28: Sotheby’s, New York $2.96 mln Apr. 26/27: Zachys, New York $3.93 mln Apr. 21: Christie’s, Hong Kong $4.22 mln Apr. 21: Acker Merrall & Condit, New York $3.60 mln Apr. 18: Sotheby’s, London $1.30 mln Apr. 13: Christie’s, New York $2.38 mln Apr. 1: Sotheby’s, Hong Kong $5.61 mln MARCH: March 31: Sotheby’s, Hong Kong $2.58 mln March 30/31: Acker Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong $7.51 mln March 29/31: Zachys, New York $4.60 mln March 24: Hart Davis Hart, Chicago $3.99 mln March 22: Christie’s, Paris $1.50 mln March 21: Sotheby’s, London $4.38 mln March 8: Christie’s, London. $2.00 mln March 3: Acker Merrall & Condit, New York $3.77 mln FEBRUARY: Feb. 25: Sotheby’s, New York $2.24 mln Feb. 23/24: Zachys, San Francisco $4.62 mln Feb. 23: Christie’s, London $1.37 mln Feb. 22: Sotheby’s, London $1.64 mln Feb. 10: Christie’s, Hong Kong $8.51 mln Feb. 4: Hart Davis Hart, Chicago $3.48 mln JANUARY: Jan. 28: Acker Merrall & Condit, Chicago $1.85 mln Jan. 25: Sotheby’s, London $2.52 mln Jan. 25: Christie’s, New York $1.18 mln Jan. 14: Sotheby’s, Hong Kong $5.67 mln Jan. 13/14: Acker Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong $8.61 mln Jan. 7: Zachys, Hong Kong $4.46 mln
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