Case of Wine Sells For Over $170,000
Yet another wine record has been broken. At a Christie's auction in New York on Thursday, a six-magnum case of the famed 1985 Romanee-Conti from Burgundy sold for $170,375 dollars besting a Romanee-Conti record set only in January of $136,000 for the 1971 vintage. Each magnum is two bottles so the price works out to over $14,000 a bottle. According to the AFP, five other lots also went for over $100,000 including a double-magnum of Chateau Cheval-Blanc 1947 that went for $135,125 dollars. California wines are starting to get pricey too, a lot of 21 bottles of Napa Valley's Screaming Eagle spanning the 1995-2002 vintages sold for $52,875 dollars.