Private collections in spotlight at Zachys HK auction

Over 900 lots of rare and fine wine and whisky from renowned private collectors will go under the hammer at Zachys next Hong Kong auction on 19 November.

The legendary 1945 Mouton Rothschild with the commemorative Allied Victory label, designed by Philippe Jullian

The legendary 1945 Mouton Rothschild with the commemorative Allied Victory label, designed by Philippe Jullian

The highlight of the sale will be Part V of The Chairman’s Collection which features various formats of first growth Bordeaux from the best vintages of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, including wines from Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Latour and Château Margaux previously given 100-points by Robert Parker.

Wines from a renowned sommelier’s private cellar will also go under the hammer with classic years of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Leroy, Rousseau, Comtes Lafon, Vougeraie, Meo-Camuzet and Prieuré-Roch, most of which were bought immediately upon release directly from the estates.

Elsewhere, there will be the “legendary” vintages of Haut-Brion 1961, Mouton Rothschild 1945 and Mouton Rothschild 1918, as well as more than 100 lots of a selection of rare spirits and whisky including a 1970s bottling of Louis XIII cognac, Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Year Old Bourbon, Glenfiddich Ultimate 38 Year Old single malt and Laphroaig 40 Year Old single malt.

Lovers of Japanese whisky will be able to bid for a mixed lot of five bottles from an extremely rare Hanyu Ichiro’s Malt Card Series: Four of Diamonds, Five of Diamonds, Six of Diamonds, Seven of Diamonds and Eight of Diamonds, estimated between HK$150,000-HK$220,000 (US$19,300-US$28,300) and a five further bottles of Hanyu’s Ace of Clubs, Ace of Diamonds, Ace of Hearts, Six of Clubs and Six of Hearts, estimated between HK$170,000-HK$260,000 (US$22,000-US$33,500).

With a total high estimate of HK$36.4m (US$4.7m), Zachys auction will take place on 19 November at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong.


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