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Sotheby’s sale makes HK$12m

Sotheby’s latest Hong Kong sale featuring an ex-cellar consignment of Burgundy from Maison Camille Giroud has made over HK$12 million.

Robert Sleigh, Head of Sotheby’s Wine, Asia

Taking place last weekend, the sale made HK$12.5m in total and was 94% sold by lot and 96% by value. Alongside the Burgundy consignment, a 50-year-old bottle of “The Last Drop” Scotch whisky made HK$85,750.

From the Camille Giroud collection – 50% of which sold above their high estimates – highlights included a full case of 1976 Musigny which made HK$79,625 and another 12 bottles of 1978 Charmes Chambertin which made HK$49,000.

Elsewhere in the sale, 12 bottles of 1990 Le Pin realised HK$392,000 – the top-selling lot – and four lots in the sale’s top 10 list were taken up by vintages of Pétrus 1989, 1990 and 2007.

A 50-year-old Macallan in a Lalique decanter made HK$294,000 and a bottle of “The Last Drop” blended Scotch achieved HK$85,750 which will go to local charity Sunshine Action.

For the first time in several years now, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was not the focus of attention even though two lots – an assortment of 1990 and a magnum of 1998 Romanée-Conti  – made HK$159,250 apiece.

Robert Sleigh, Head of Sotheby’s Wine, Asia, said: “Once again, top-quality mature Burgundy has shown itself to be the most desirable sector of the market. The impeccable provenance and condition of the wines direct from the cellars of Maison Camille Giroud certainly fueled intense bidding among Asian buyers.”

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