The 10 Most Expensive Bottles Sold by Christie’s in 2018

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The 10 Most Expensive Bottles Sold by Christie’s in 2018

It’s been a prosperous year for Christie’s fine wine and spirits department, driven by record-breaking sales of rare whiskey and high-end French wines.

As reported by Business Insider, almost $3.3 million of the auction house’s total alcohol sales this year came from just 10 lots, one of which was a single bottle of 60-year-old Scotch whisky that sold for more than $1.5 million in November.

Whiskey accounted for the auction house’s other three most expensive lots, while the remaining six in the top ten included five lots of aged Burgundy and one case of Bordeaux.

Here are the 10 most expensive bottles of wine and spirits sold by Christie’s globally in 2018.

  • 10. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Montrachet 1986: $120,960 for a case of 12 ($10,080 per bottle)
  • 9. Château Latour 1945: $135,600 for a case of 12 ($11,300 per bottle)
  • 8. Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux 1999: $136,955 for a case of 12 ($11,413 per bottle)
  • 7. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1988: $166,320 for a case of 6 ($27,720 per bottle)
  • 6. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1988: $332,640 for a case of 12 ($27,720 per bottle)
  • 5. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1988: $362,880 for a case of 12 ($30,240 per bottle)
  • 4. Springbank 1919, 50-Year-Old: $166,320
  • 3. The Yamazaki 50-Year-Old: $181,440
  • 2. The Macallan 50-Year-Old in Lalique: $181,440
  • 1. The Macallan 1926 60-Year-Old: $1,512,000

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