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Press Release - December 4, 2018

DRC, Petrus Vintages Among Highlights in Heritage Auctions’ Wine Auction

Burgundy continues to exceed expectations

Wine Auction
DALLAS, Texas (Dec. 4, 2018) — Blue-chip bottles, including an impressive array of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and pre-war First Growths, are among the top lots offered in Heritage Auctions' Wine Auction Dec. 7-8 in Beverly Hills, California. The auction, with pre-auction estimates that project to a total return of as much as $1.8 million, will be simulcast live in Hong Kong.

"2018 has been an incredible year in wine, and we're thrilled to end our year with a sale full of highlights," Heritage Auctions Fine Wine Director Frank Martell said. "The market has never been stronger at the top end, and this auction reflects that with nearly $2 million packed into 700 choice lots."

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti leads the way in highlights, with Romanée-Conti 1985 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Bottle (2) in pristine condition (estimate 25,000-35,000) vying for top lot honors. All in all, there are more than 50 lots of DRC, including 15 each of La Tâche and Romanée-Conti. Not to be outdone, nearly 200 lots of First Growths lead a strong Bordeaux charge with vintages dating back to the legendary 1928.

Prominent in the sale will be 28 lots of Petrus, including:

· Chateau Petrus 1989 Pomerol Bottle (6): estimate $18,000-24,000

· Chateau Petrus 1982 Pomerol Bottle (4): estimate $12,000-15,000

· Chateau Petrus 1982 Pomerol Bottle (2): estimate $6,000-8,000

Other highlights include:

· Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac Bottle (8): estimate $17,000-22,000

· Romanée-Conti 1979 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Bottle (2): estimate $15,000-20,000

· Chateau Latour 1982 Pauillac Bottle (11): estimate $15,000-20,000

· Romanée-Conti 1976 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Bottle (2): estimate $14,000-18,000

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

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Steve Lansdale, Public Relations Specialist

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