El Bulli sale makes HK$14.1m

The first part of Sotheby’s sale of the El Bulli cellar was 100% sold in Hong Kong yesterday.

3 Apr_Sotheby's HK_elBulli_Auction SceneThe collection realised HK$14.1 million (£1.2m), far above the HK$9m high estimate and all 445 wine lots were sold.

Topping the collection was wine of the moment, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, three bottles of the 1990 fetching HK$563,500 (£48,124).

One of the additional lots, dinner with head chef Ferran Adrià in Barcelona, went from HK$40,000 to HK$220,500 (£18,831) after furious bidding between 20 clients.

Alongside the El Bulli sale was another wine auction, the eleventh part of “The Classic Cellar From A Great American Collector”, which was 97.5% sold by lot and 99.8% by value – raising HK$29m in total.

Cumulative sales from this cellar now top US$52m.

All of the money raised through the El Bulli sale will go to the El Bulli Foundation, the “creative culinary think tank” the restaurant has become since its closure.

The second part of the El Bulli sale will take place in New York on 26 April. Taking place today (4 April) in Hong Kong is a fine and rare wine sale including an ex-cellar consignment of Vega Sicilia.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

On-Trade Regional Sales Manager

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines
West Midlands & Northants

Logistics Team Leader

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Key Account Executive

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

London Account Manager

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Assistant Operations Manager

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

National Account Manager

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Sales - Global Wine Competitions

The Drinks Business
London, UK

London Business Development Manager

Vine Distribution Services
Chelmsford, UK

Customer Services Administrator

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Off-Trade Account Manager

Justerinis & Brooks
London, UK

The International Food and Drink Event 2019

London,United Kingdom
17th Mar 2019

Vinitaly 2019

Verona,Italy
7th Apr 2019

The Wine & Spirits Show

London,United Kingdom
12th Apr 2019
Click to view more

The Prosecco Masters 2019

Deadline : 22nd March 2019

The Global Sparkling Masters 2019

Deadline : 25th March 2019

Click to view more

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

View Results

Rioja Masters 2018

View Results

Click to view more