Penfolds and single malt HK auction season

Various lots of Penfolds Grange and single malt Scotch and Japanese whisky powered Sotheby’s first Hong Kong sale of the year to a total of HK$33m.

Stellar collections of Australia’s leading fine wine label, top Burgundy and rare whisky achieved big results at the recent sale, with over 50% of the lots offered going for more than their high estimates.

The 88 lots of Penfolds on offer combined realised HK$1.9m (US$242,645) in total, with a vertical of Grange in magnum spanning 1979-2014 making HK$396,800 (US$50,584).

Meanwhile, another three lots of nine bottle cases of The Macallan Exceptional Single Cask Releases consigned from the distillery went for HK$1.8m (US$241,854) combined.

The sale’s top lot however was a bottle of The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky Aged 50 Years, which went for HK$1.9m (US$252,920).

Various vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Romanée-Conti also dominated in the sale’s best-selling lots chart.

Adam Bilbey, head of Sotheby’s Wine, Asia, said: “We are thrilled to open our 2019 wine auction season with a strong sale last weekend in Hong Kong, with over 50% of the lots sold above their high estimates. DRC Romanée Conti and rare whiskies including The Macallan and The Yamazaki dominated the top ten lots; while the highly anticipated collection of Penfolds attracted active bidding from across Asia.

“The results illustrate the expanding taste of Asian wine lovers for a diverse offering of the very best wines and spirits. We are very pleased with the outstanding performance of The Macallan Exceptional Single Cask 2017 Releases, and we look forward to the results of our Whisky + Moutai Online sale that closes on Thursday 24 January.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Supply Chain Assistant

Speciality Drinks
London NW10 7SF, UK

Supply Chain Co-ordinator

Speciality Drinks
London NW10 7SF, UK

On-Trade Regional Sales Manager

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines
West Midlands & Northants

Logistics Team Leader

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Key Account Executive

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Assistant Operations Manager

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Technical Manager

North South Wines
West Drayton, UK

Key Account Manager

MMI Maldives
Maldives

TERRITORY SALES MANAGER

Eurowines Limited
Harrogate, UK

Business Manager - Impulse

Australian Vintage
Croydon, UK

Exclusive Masterclass: Chablis on Tour

London,United Kingdom
29th Apr 2019

Vinexpo Bordeaux

Bordeaux,France
13th May 2019

London Wine Fair 2019

London,United Kingdom
20th May 2019
Click to view more

The Global Organic Masters 2019

Deadline : 19th April 2019

The Global Grenache Masters 2019

Deadline : 26th April 2019

Click to view more

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

View Results

Rioja Masters 2018

View Results

Click to view more