About the stars of the auction, the author writes:
A jeroboam of Chateau Lafite 1959 went for $30,250. Six magnums of La Tache also sold for $30,250, way above the presale high estimate of $18,000. A bottle of Chambertin 1865 sold for a staggering $10,890–more than seven times as much as the presale high estimate of $1,500. The blockbuster of the night was a Methuselah of Romanee Conti 1976 that sold for $42,350, or more than two times the high estimate.
How sad. To die with bottles of 19th century Burgundy, and some of the finest Romanée-Conti still sitting in the cellar. What's the point? I mean, not that I could ever dream of ever owning these wines, but what I do have, I fully intend on drinking every damn bottle. Every, single, drop.DF