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Cult Napa Cab headlines HK auction

Sotheby’s fine wine auction in Hong Kong on 4 October will feature a number of verticals of cult Napa Cabernet from Harlan Estate and Bond.

A particular highlight of the sale is a 21 bottle vertical spanning the 1990 to 2010 vintages of Harlan Estate which is estimated to realise HK$160,000 to $240,000.

The bottles have all come from the estate’s library reserve and each has been signed by founder Bill Harlan.

Also hailing from California are two horizontals, in magnum, one from the 2007 vintage the other from the 2010 of all of Bond’s vineyard plots. Once again all bottles have been signed by winemaker, Cory Empting in this case and the 2007 lot is valued at HK$40,000 – $55,000 and the 2010 at HK$30,000 – $48,000.

Finally, to complete the cult Cab section, a four magnum vertical of Screaming Eagle from 2006 to 2009 will also be offered at HK$30,000 – $40,000.

Furthermore, the lots of Harlan and Bond also come with extremely sought-after invitations to the respective wineries for a tour and tasting. Up to eight people will be allowed to visit Harlan and six at Bond.

As well as the cult Cab there is an excellent line-up of Bordeaux and Burgundy consigned by various Asian collectors.

Highlights include cases of 1989 Petrus, 1959 Latour, 1996 Lafite and 1990 Le Pin and Margaux as well as 1990 and 1990 Romanée-Conti from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, 2002 Musigny from Domaine Faiveley and 1998 Krug.

Adam Bilbey, Head of Sotheby’s Wine Asia, said, “The range of Bordeaux and Burgundy’s greatest wines on offer makes this a compelling sale for Asia’s wine connoisseurs.  We are especially delighted to offer unique lots that have come directly from Harlan Estate and Bond and to have the opportunity to benefit First Initiative Foundation with wines donated by some of Hong Kong’s greatest wine collectors.”

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