| Sotheby’s London has sold a 12-bottle case of 1967 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti for £58,650 ($119,259), making it the most expensive case of wine ever sold in their saleroom according to Decanter magazine. The case had a high estimate of £22,000 and was sold to an American private collector.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) is an estate in Burgundy, France that produces white and red wine.
It was established in 1232. Its flagship wine is produced from the Romanée-Conti vineyard. Describing the vineyard, eminent wine critic, Clive Coates says,
The scarcest, most expensive – and frequently the best – wine in the world … If you can lay your hands on a case – and that is a big ‘if’ – you would have to pay £5,000 or more for a young vintage, double or treble for a wine in its prime. … This is the purest, most aristocratic and most intense example of Pinot Noir you could possibly imagine. Not only nectar: a yardstick with which to judge all other Burgundies.