Romanee-Conti at $23,000 a Bottle Leads Hong Kong Auction

Romanee-Conti at $23,000 a Bottle Leads Acker’s Hong Kong Sale
A 12-bottle case of Romanee-Conti Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 1988 that sold for HK$1.03 million ($133,000) during a Hong Kong sale Nov. 9-10 by Acker Merrall & Condit. Source: Acker Merrall & Condit via Bloomberg

Acker Merrall & Condit said it sold HK$46.8 million ($6 million) of wine at its two-day Hong Kong auction ended Nov. 10, as buyers bid aggressively on top Burgundies.

The highlight of the sale was a three-bottle lot of Romanee-Conti Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 2005, which fetched HK$541,000 ($69,827) or $23,275 per bottle, Acker said in a press release.

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti wine accounted for nine of the top 10 lots, Acker said.

The next major Hong Kong wine sale will be held by Zachys on Nov. 16 - 17 at the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

(Frederik Balfour is a reporter-at-large for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Opinions expressed are his own.)

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