It’s been another busy week for Burgundies across the globe.
The Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 2010 vintage has been released, with the owner Aubert de Villaine calling it ‘Homeric’.
The vintage has so far attracted some positive attention from critics, including Andrew Jefford, who remarked that it was “a privilege to taste Burgundy of this quality: limpid, resonant and sustained.”
This March in Hong Kong the auction house Christie’s has announced that it will host a sale of solely Burgundy wines.
There will be two days of sales as the Henry Tang Collectionis sold off and expected to take £2.4 million from the 810 lots.
Mr Tang has been collecting Burgundy wines for over 30 years and his collection is the first to be offered by Christie’s in a stand-alone sale in Asia.
It is thought that the stand-out lots will be a case of 1978 DRC Montrachet (estimate at £49,000) and a magnum of 1978 Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux (estimate at £13,000).