The likely last sale of a Romanée-Conti 1945 was in 2011, when Christies sold a bottle in Geneva on 17 May at a price of 109350 CHF. Compared to this weekends sale the 111000 USD in 2011 does look rather pale. The 558000 USD is just a notch more … [Read more...] about Value Increase – Romanée-Conti 1945
Comte Louis-Michel Liger-Belair of Chateau de Vosne-Romanée has just entered an agreement with the owners of Pommard Clos de la Commaraine to help with the making the wine from this historic 3.75 ha monopole vineyard. This does set this vineyard … [Read more...] about Vineyard Insight: Pommard Clos de la Commaraine
Wish for the good old days? Don’t look, but they are now. Recently I was enjoying an old bottle of something very good, but obscure, from 1976 vintage. My companion commented how lucky I was to have bought wines at great prices, unlike today where … [Read more...] about Collins Corner #18 – Wish for the good old days? Don’t look, but they are now!
The Drouhin auction in New York was aside from the very high prices also a chance to see old labels .... One label was new a 1962 Romanée-Conti, with a design I have never seen before to be honest. Despite the unusual label the wine was … [Read more...] about The unknown Conti label
Yesteday - Saturday October 13 - the most expensive bottle of Burgundy was sold at the Sotheby’s auction in New York. The legendary bottle of 1945 Romanee-Conti was sold for 558.000 USD. A legendary bottle with a unique provenance - and one … [Read more...] about The most expensive bottle of Burgundy – Romanée-Conti 1945
The Romanee Saint-Vivant from Domaine Cathiard is a very pristine bottle - rare, expensive and first and foremost a tremendous glass of pinot. It is rare to see wines match the price of DRC - but on occasion the Cathiard Romanée Saint-Vivant is … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Cathiard, Romanée Saint-Vivant
Vogüé time .. tasting of the 2016s from bottle in Copenhagen + a few extra wines to add even more pleasure to the day. As usual Jean-Luc Pepin is in Copenhagen for this early premier of the vintage .. what a treat. Depressing quantities … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé – tasting of the 2016s
Martin and Olivier Bouygues, the owners of Château Montrose, have acquired a stake in Domaine Henri Rebourseau in Gevrey-Chambertin. Jean de Surrel and his two sons, Louis and Bénigne will remain in place at the estate and continue with its … [Read more...] about Bouygues acquire Domaine Henri Rebourseau in Gevrey