WINE Auctions Wine Investment


Written by Aksel Ritenis


Geneva – Christie’s is pleased to announce its Fine & Rare Wines auction, which will be held on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 in Geneva. The sale will feature a selection of wines with over 700 lots on offer.

Highlights within the sale include, a rare case of 1945 Latour alongside a 1715 Madeira – the oldest known Madeira in the market as well as a rare assortment case of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1990. Other highlights include pristine cases of Petrus 1996 and ex-cellars from Domaine Haegelen-Jayer Clos Vougeot 1989–2009. The sale is expected to fetch in the region of CHF 3,000,000 – 4,000,000.

A case of Château Latour 1945, still in the original wooden case will be on offer. One of the best Château Latour’s, with a distinct flavor the wine encompasses thirty notes made over five decades. 12 bottles per lot CHF50,000-70,000.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, widely considered among the world’s greatest wine producers, and DRC bottles are among the world’s most expensive. Christie’s will be offering Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Assortment 1990, in its original wooden case. 12 bottles per lot CHF35,000-55,000.



Madeira is a fortified wine made in the Portuguese Madeira Islands, off the coast of Africa. Christie’s will be offering a JCA & C, Terrantez 1715, one of the oldest Madeira to be on the market. 1 bottle per lot CHF5,000- 7,000.

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction sales in 2017 that totalled £4.5 billion / $5.7 billion, confirming art market leadership with a 34% increase over 2016. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price – see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.


*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.

Aksel Ritenis
Author: Aksel Ritenis

Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine

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Aksel Ritenis

Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine

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