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Sotheby’s Wine unveils full line-up for HK sale

Sotheby’s Wine will present three sales in Hong Kong from 5 to 7 July, featuring nearly 3,000 lots with a combined pre-sale estimate of HK$120-169 million.

Following the announcement of ‘The Summit, A Complete Cellar’, the second-highest estimated single-owner wine sale that Sotheby’s has held in Asia from 5 to 6 July 2020, the auction house has revealed the other highlights of the season.

Due to be held on 6 July, ‘Magnificent Bordeaux from the Cellar of Sir Dickson Poon’ is another single-owner wine sale. The sale will present a magnificent selection of wines from the private cellar of international businessman, Sir Dickson Poon, featuring over 490 lots with a combined estimate in excess of HK$13 Million.

With a strong focus on Bordeaux, Sir Dickson’s collection brings some of the very finest Chateaux and certain great vintages of the 80s and 90s in depth, with the majority still in their original wooden cases. His close link with the United Kingdom means he was able to source great quantities of the finest Bordeaux from trusted UK merchants and auction houses in original cases and in many instances, on release. The stock is now lying under perfect storage conditions at a bonded warehouse in the UK.

Key lots include large parcels of Château Haut Brion 1998, 12 bottles in a parcel of 20 (est. HK$32,000-45,000), Château Rauzan Ségla 1990, 12 bottles in a parcel of 19, 2011 release (est. HK$14,000-20,000) and Château Cheval Blanc 1990, 12 bottles in a parcel of 15 (est. HK$70,000-100,000).

On 7 July, ‘Finest & Rarest Wines and Spirits’ comprises over 790 lots estimated in excess of HK$28 million. Led by large formats of highly sought-after Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, including 1999 La Tâche in Jeroboam (est. HK$150,000 – 200,000) and 2003 Romanée Conti in magnum (est. HK$220,000 – 300,000), the sale also features a collection of Harlan Estate covering two decades from the magnificent cellar of Park B. Smith, a rare assembly of Vega Sicilia Unico spanning six decades, Burgundy and Bordeaux from Leroy, Rousseau and the First Growths.

Whisky lots include The Macallan 60-Year-old in Lalique, 6 Pillars (est. HK$600,000 – 900,000), The Macallan Exceptional Single Cask 2018/ASB–1683/13 1950 (est. HK$550,000 – 850,000), and Bowmore Black, The Last Cask, 50-Year-Old 1964 (est. HK$350,000 – 500,000). Alongside these, a fine collection of the famed Chinese spirit Kweichow Moutai from as far back as the eighties are also on offer.

Adam Bilbey, Head of Sotheby’s Wine, Asia, commented: “We are proud to open the 2020 Spring Sale series in Hong Kong with two unmissable single-owner wine sales: Magnificent Bordeaux from the Cellar of Sir Dickson Poon offers some of the very finest Bordeaux in enviable depth; The Summit, A Complete Cellar is one of the greatest collections of top Burgundies and Rhônes to come to market, with an incredible selection of large formats. This season’s Finest & Rarest Wines and Spirits brings a plethora of much sought-after Scotch and Japanese whiskies, as well as Kweichow Moutai, with a diverse offering catering to all tastes and budgets.”

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