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Sotheby’s to hold largest HK sale

Sotheby’s is to auction three fine wine cellars over two days in Hong Kong this October for an estimated US$8- $11 million.

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It will be the largest fine wine sale the auction house has ever held in Asia.

The first cellar is expected to make HK$19 – $26m (US$2.4 – $3.3m) and features a “magnificent” collection of Petrus – with 99 lots featuring 11 vintages from 1998 to 2012.

The second cellar includes wines from all over the world, with a particularly fine array of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Henri Jayer. There is also some exceptionally fine and old claret including 1945 Mouton and a double magnum of 1865 Lafite.

The third collection, which is estimated to bring in HK$27 – $38m (US$3.5 – $4.9m), includes a large collection of Masseto from standard to 15 litre bottles, as well as claret spanning 1910 to 2010, rare Burgundies and fine Japanese whiskies.

Adam Bilbey, head of Sotheby’s Wine Asia, said: “We are excited to open the autumn sale series with four sales spanning two days, offering an astounding wine selection of over 2,100 lots – the largest quantity of wine ever to be offered at a wine sale series here at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.

“We are offering two exceptional private collections featuring a range of the finest wines with impeccable provenance and have been kept in perfect condition. An extensive array of wines spanning 150 years and from the best producers around the world adds to the breadth and depth of this sale series.

“Wine connoisseurs can also get their hands on a selection of Château Petrus in extraordinary quantity, rare and mythical wines such as 1865 Château Lafite, as well as two extremely hard-to-find Nebuchadnezzars acquired directly from Masseto. And finally, for the fashionista with a sophisticated taste for spirits of exquisite quality, our uniquely blend Louis XIII Cognac in a haute bespoke trunk hand-stitched by Hermès is definitely a gem not to miss.”

Click over the page to see highlights from each of the collections

The Classic Cellar II – 1 October, 10amwine_classic-cellar_charmes-chambertin-2011-clos-de-la-roche-2011-clos-saint-denis-2011-echezeaux-2011

Bordeaux

  •  Château Pétrus 1998 (6 bottles), est. HK$85,000 – 120,000 / US$11,000 – 15,000
  •  Château Pétrus 2005 (3 magnums), est. HK$110,000 – 150,000 / US$14,000 – 19,000
  •  Château Pétrus 2006 (1 imperial), est. HK$80,000 – 110,000 / US$10,000 – 14,000
  •  Château Pétrus 2008 (1 double magnum), est. HK$55,000 – 80,000 / US$7,000 – 10,000
  •  Château Mouton Rothschild 2005 (1 imperial), est. HK$28,000 – 40,000 / US$3,500 – 5,000 per lot, 2 lots in total
  •  Château Mouton Rothschild 2005 (2 double magnums), est. HK$28,000 – 40,000 / US$3,500 – 5,000
  •  Château Mouton Rothschild 2009 (12 bottles), est. HK$45,000 – 60,000 / US$6,000 – 7,500 per lot, 7 lots in total
  •  Château Mouton Rothschild 2009 (6 magnums), est. HK$45,000 – 60,000 / US$6,000 – 7,500
  •  Château Lafite 2005 (1 double magnum), est. HK$19,000 – 28,000 / US$2,400 – 3,500
  •  Château Lafite 2005 (1 Imperial), est. HK$40,000 – 60,000 / US$5,000 – 7,500
  •  Château Lafite 2005 (12 bottles), est. HK$55,000 – 75,000 / US$7,000 – 9,500 per lot, 13 lots in total
  •  Château Lafite 2005 (6 magnums), est. HK$55,000 – 70,000 / US$7,000 – 9,000 per lot, 3 lots in total
  • Burgundy
  •  Charmes Chambertin 2011 Domaine Dujac (12 bottles), est. HK$15,000 – 20,000 / US$1,900 – 2,500 (pictured)
  •  Clos de la Roche 2011 Domaine Dujac (3 magnums), est. HK$14,000 – 20,000 / US$1,800 – 2,500
  •  Clos Saint Denis 2011 Domaine Dujac (6 bottles), est. HK$14,000 – 20,000 / US$1,800 – 2,500
  •  Echézeaux 2011 Domaine Dujac (3 magnums), est. HK$13,000 – 17,000 / US$1,600 – 2,200

 

The Connoisseur’s Cellar I – 1 October, 2pm; 2 October, 10am

Burgundy

  •  La Tâche 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bottles), est. HK$80,000 – 110,000 / US$10,000 – 14,000
  •  La Tâche 2009 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (2 bottles), est. HK$32,000 – 45,000 / US$10,000 – 6,000
  •  Vosne Romanée, Cros Parantoux 1978 Henri Jayer (1 bottle), est. HK$45,000 – 65,000 / US$6,000 – 8,500
  •  Vosne Romanée, Cros Parantoux 1996 Henri Jayer (6 bottles), est. HK$260,000 – 350,000 / US$32,000 – 45,000
  •  Vosne Romanée, Cros Parantoux 1998 Henri Jayer (3 bottles), est. HK$130,000 – 180,000 / US$16,000 – 24,000
  • Bordeaux
  •  Château Lafite 1865 (1 double magnum), est. HK$260,000 – 350,000 / US$32,000 – 45,000 (pictured below)wine_connoisseurs-cellar_cha%cc%82teau-lafite-1865
  •  Château Mouton Rothschild 1929 (1 bottle), est. HK$20,000 – 30,000 / US$2,500 – 3,800
  •  Château Mouton Rothschild 1945 (1 bottle), est. HK$75,000 – 100,000 / US$9,500 – 13,000
  •  Château Mouton Rothschild 2010 (6 magnums), est. HK$45,000 – 65,000 / US$6,000 – 8,500

 

Finest and Rarest Wines – 2 October, 12pm

  •  Masseto 2009 (15 litre), est. HK$85,000 – 120,000 / US$10,000 – 15,000
  •  Masseto 2010 (15 litre), est. HK$95,000 – 130,000 / US$12,000 – 16,000
  •  Richebourg 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bottles), est. HK$45,000 – 60,000 / US$5,500 – 7,500
  •  La Tâche 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 bottles), est. HK$160,000 – 220,000 / US$20,000 – 28,000
  •  Romanée Conti 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 bottle), est. HK$110,000 – 160,000 / US$14,000 – 20,000
  •  Romanée Conti 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (2 bottles), est. HK$170,000 – 240,000 / US$22,000 – 30,000
  •  Romanée St. Vivant 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 bottles), est. HK$48,000 – 70,000 / US$6,000 – 9,000
  •  Karuizawa Vintage Single Cask Malt Whisky Aged 45 Years (2 70cl bottles), est. HK$180,000 – 220,000 / US$24,000 – 28,000
  •  Montrachet 2003 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bottles), est. HK$80,000 – 120,000 / US$10,000 – 15,000
  •  Montrachet 1998 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 litre), est. HK$280,000 – 400,000 / US$35,000 – 50,000
  •  Montrachet 1999 Domaine Ramonet (1 bottle), est. HK$7,500 – 10,000 / US$950 – 1,200
  •  Montrachet 2002 Domaine Leflaive (1 bottle), est. HK$40,000 – 55,000 / US$5,000 – 7,000

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