18 décembre 2018

”Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the Secret Cellar” : Exceptional results


Julie Carpentier

Par Julie Carpentier

Julie Carpentier’s past is deeply rooted to the Loire valley. She has shown a remarkable understanding of native varietals together with an overall taste for exceptional and unique products…

DRC, The secret cellar of an European collector

On Sunday 2 December, the unique auction of a remarkable private collection of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines, composed of 1363 bottles, 158 magnums and 3 jeroboams, reached CHF 11,6M. This auction, dedicated solely to wines of the Domaine, becomes the second biggest wine auction held in Europe, thus endorsing Baghera/wines’ status as leading European wine auction house, with a global total amount sold of CHF 46,5M in 2018.


December 2nd, Geneva










Last Sunday, amateurs and collectors gathered to participate in the now historical auction of this secret cellar. Following the record sale “Henri Jayer, The Heritage” held in June, last Sunday’s sale can be added to the list of events which will remain amongst the references of fine wine auctions. With 2 record sales and 2 successful “Wine o’clock” auctions, 2018 marks the strengthening of Baghera/wines’ position as a major player in the world of fine wine auctioneering. This exceptional year confirms their position as European leader with a turnover of CHF 46,5 million and 98,9% of lots sold over the year.


     Limited edition auction catalogue












Sale highlights | Top-Lots


lot 174

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Vertical from 1991 to 1937

12 Bottles
CHF 552’000

lot 173

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Vertical from 1971 to 1934

3 Magnums
CHF 246’000

lot 195

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Vertical from 2007 to 1969

15 Bottles
CHF 222’000