A 73-year-old bottle of French Burgundy became the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction, fetching $558,000
The bottle of 1945 Romanee-Conti sold at Sotheby’s for more than 17 times its original estimate of $32,000.
Another bottle of the same wine and vintage went for $496,000 moments later at Saturday’s auction.
The bottles shattered the previous record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold — a 3-liter (known as “Double Magnum”) bottle of 1945 Mouton-Rothschild that sold at Sotheby’s in 2007 for $310,000.
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