The world record breaking 1945 Romanee-Conti ( Sotheby’s )
A bottle of 1945 French wine has been sold for a record-breaking £424,000 at auction.
The Romanee-Conti – widely considered the planet’s finest Burgundy – was bought for 17 times its estimated worth at Sotheby’s in New York on Saturday.
A few minutes after Saturday’s sale, another 1945 Romanee-Conti went for £377,000.
The wine’s vineyard may help explain its worth. It spans just four acres in the Cote de Nuits region, with no more than 6,000 bottles produced each year.