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Auction: Auction 08.04.1995
was auctioned on: 8 April 1995
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A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF TWENTY-ONE METHUSALEM FROM THE DOMAINE DE LA ROMANÉE-CONTI OF VINTAGES 1988, 1989, 1990.

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Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000
Price realised:  US$88,000
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A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF TWENTY-ONE METHUSALEM FROM THE DOMAINE DE LA ROMANÉE-CONTI OF VINTAGES 1988, 1989, 1990. Each 6-litre bottle is packed in its original wooden case An unprecedented opportunity to acquire a complete collection of rare large formats from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in this trio of excellent vintages. Property from the Collection of Rusty Staub The Seven Grands Crus of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti methusalem(3) La Tâche methusalem(3) Richebourg methusalem(3) Grands-Echézeaux methusalem(3) Romanée-Saint-Vivant methusalem(3) Echézeaux methusalem(3) Le Montrachet methusalem(3) The above lot consists of twenty-one methusalem. Each vineyard listed is represented in each of the three vintages 1988, 1989 and 1990. These large format DRC bottles are rare enough in any vintage, but, representing three years of such supreme quality in combination, are unique: 1988, the most successful vintage of the decade; 1989, superb, a year when the vineyards of Burgundy basqued in the glorious summer that all of France enjoyed; 1990, undoubtedly the best balanced, superbly constructed of all recent Burgundy vintages, achieving at the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti the greatest heights. A priceless collection! MB Above 21 methusalem per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 08.04.1995
Date of the auction: 8 Apr 1995
Address: Christie's
Los Angeles