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Zachys HK sale realises HK$58m

Auctioneer Zachys has kicked off its autumn season with a Hong Kong sale that realised HK$58.8 million.

Held on 6 September, the sale featured a single-owner collection as well as a broader array of consignments.

Rare Burgundy and blue chip first growth Bordeaux were in high demand and the recent political disturbances reportedly didn’t keep local bidders away from the salesroom with over 100 people present over each of the two days of the sale.

There were some big prices achieved for some of the lots, such as a Methuselah of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s 1996 La Tâche which went for HK$494,000 (US$63,742).

DRC generally dominated the top lots with another three bottles of Romanée-Conti 1990 also making HK$494,000, a full case of 2005 La Tâche going for the same and then more big results for more 1990, 2009 and 1985 Romanée-Conti, 2002 La Tâche and 1999 Richebourg.

There was also keen bidding on lots of Henri Jayer, JF Mugnier and Arnaud Ente.

Among the Bordeaux, 12 bottles of 2004 Le Pin made HK$370,500 and six magnums of 2005 Petrus at HK$395,200 led the way.

Terrence Tang, Zachys head of Asia commented: “What an action-packed auction. Zachys is truly honoured and grateful to have been entrusted with The Ruby Collection Part II and other returning consignors. Zachys takes great pride in its long history of specializing in single-owner collections and this is another fine example of our strength.

“We have a busy season ahead so place your bids for The Windy City Collection and Fine & Rare Wines featuring The Silicon Valley Cellar on 19 & 20 September in NY.”

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