A three-bottle lot of Romanee-Conti 2003 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Grand Cru Burgundy sold for $46,550 at Sotheby's in New York this month, equivalent to more than $15,000 a bottle, according to an email from the auction house.
A 12-bottle lot of Chateau Haut-Brion 1989 Bordeaux and a separate four-magnum lot of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1959 each fetched $23,275 while a six-bottle lot of Lafite 2000 and a jeroboam of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 each sold for $13,475, Sotheby's said.
The sale, which took place Sept. 9, raised a total $2.7 million and marked the start of the new season in wine auction rooms following the summer break.
Other leading wines in the sale included 12 bottles of Domaine Leroy, Pommard Les Vignots 1990, which went for $11,025, 10 bottles of Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 1974 which sold for $7,350 and three bottles of Bourgogne Rouge, Henri Jayer 1985, which reached $5,880. A 12-bottle lot of Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard 1985 sold for $5,145, according to Sotheby's.