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Christie's to Auction Off Some of the World's Rarest Wines—With One Bottle Expected to Fetch $375,000

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We could all use a drink or two lately. But some lucky wine lovers are about to have a reason to toast this year. Why? Well, Christie's is auctioning off several coveted vintages, including ones from the 1900s and others expected to go for six figures.

The famous auction house is hosting its Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits auction on December 10 and 11 in London with bottles from three private collections. Up for grabs is a rare magnum of Chateau Latour from 1900 that's expected to fetch $10,712 to $16,068. Incredibly, it's in its original wooden case. There's also another vintage from 1900, Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, that even with a stained label is estimated to go for $3,749 to $4,017.

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Other highlights include the Royal Salute Aged Collection II, complete with crystal decanters going for $66,800 to $93,520, six bottles of Domaine Leflaive, Montrachet 1998 that could go for over $53,000, and Château Latour 1961 that could sell for about the same. There's even a non-vino lot that caught our eye. A bottle of The Harewood Light Rum 1780, which happens to be the oldest rum around, is expected to sell for between $20,040 and $26,720.

But the most notable lot has to be the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1988, expected to go for $295,317 to $375,858. The 12 bottles are highly sought-after because of their provenance from the "jewel in the crown" vineyard. It also marked a year that produced some of the best red Burgundy. Michael Broadbent MW wrote that the 1988 wines were "firmer, tannic and are now, in my opinion, superior" and later gave the Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 1988 5 stars saying it was "a powerhouse with great future".

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Spark your interest to place a bid? Check out the entire online catalog here.


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