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DRC breaks auction record

Published:  23 July, 2008

The most expensive case of wine ever sold at auction went for 93,500 ($175,032) at a sale held at Christie's, London, last week.

The case of 1978 Romane-Conti Grand Cru, Domaine de la Romane Conti, beat the previous record by almost $5,000, set by the 1985 vintage of the same wine at an auction held in New York earlier this year.

Overall, the sale totalled 1,644,236. Chris Munro of Christie's commented: The sale saw many wines make their highest price at auction in London, including the first-ever left bank wine from the 1982 vintage to crash through the 10,000 per case barrier - a case of double-magnums of Chteau Latour 1982 making 12,100. The sale total was the highest for Christie's wine department in London since 1999.