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Lyons collection 100% sold

The final part of Graham Lyons’ fine wine collection was 100% sold by Zachys in Hong Kong last week and realised over HK$31 million.

Offered on 11 September the third and final part of Lyons’ collection made over twice its pre-sale estimate with buyers “leaping” at the chance to buy top fine wines from around the world.

Particular highlights included: a Jeroboam of 1961 Haut-Brion which made HK$343,000, three magnums of 1971 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti which realised HK$1.2m, a magnum of 1874 Lafite which went for HK$196,000, six bottles of 1929 Yquem going for HK$232,750 and a bottle of 1792 Blandy’s Madeira realizing HK$58,800.

Jeff Zacharia, president of Zachys, commented, “The third installment of the Graham Lyons Cellar exceeded all expectations, and our expectations were high. From Bordeaux and Burgundy, to wine regions less seen at auction, bidders internationally realized that this auction was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the prices realized reflect that.”

Graham Lyons commented, “It was great to see all the work put into this sale from the Zachys team from around the world. I am deeply impressed by the dazzling energy. On my first trip to Hong Kong with my wife for this special auction, how delightful to encounter so many wine enthusiasts during the dinner and lunch organized before the sale as well as inside the auction room.

“So many people came up to me during and after the auction to personally thank me and tell me directly how much they had enjoyed the sale – when I should be thanking them!”

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