According to Going, going, gone...for $11millions (Mike Steinberger, FT, June 10) a wine auction run by John Kapon of Acker, Merrall and Condit in New York City in January rung up close to $11 millions.
It included rare items such as magnums of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 1971. The live auctions are held at the restaurant CRU which offers a selection of 65,000 wine bottles.
John Kapon besides holding the hammer that punctuates his auctions also shares his tastings, wine interests and comments on Blog Au Vin. Today he treats us to a Late December Tasting of Chateau Figeac.
Many of these wines might be out of your reach but you can always make your mouth water.
Some experts predict that the 2005 Vintage of Bordeaux will be a blockbuster and that one might have to pay around $7000.00 for a case of one of the Premium Chateaux if you can put your hands on it. The chinese (and others) are driving the demand in that area as well.