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Sotheby’s HK sale realises HK$17 million

Sotheby’s autumn Hong Kong auction achieved a total of HK$17 million (US$2.2 million) and saw widespread bidding across Asia with a strong core of demand from collectors in Hong Kong.

The top lot was revealed to be 12 bottles of Château Latour 1982 which smashed the high estimate of HK$170,000 (US$21,900) and sold for HK$196,000 (US$25,200) and also an imperial of the same Chateau Latour vintage fetched HK$159,000 (US$20,417) beating the high estimate of HK$140,000 (US$18,000).

Nearly all lots were sold to Asia-based private collectors with one double magnum bottle of Chateau Petrus 1982 snapped up by a member of the Asia wine trade for HK$122,000 (US$15,705).

Adam Bilbey, head of Sotheby’s wine Asia, said: “It was fantastic to see collectors bidding from across Asia, both in-room and online, to get their hands on a piece of this collection from the Old and New World.

“The greatest wines from Bordeaux were in strong demand and highlighting top collectors’ in Asia’s appreciation for this wonderful region. The best wines from the New World were also highly sought after, with the likes of Harlan Estate and Dominus once again cementing their iconic status.”

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