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Christie’s HK unveils autumn wine sale line up

Christie’s Wine Department is going to present two live auctions to wrap up the Hong Kong Autumn Auctions on 5 December.

The two sales being held next month include ‘A Wonderful Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Collection’, and Finest & Rarest Wines and Spirits Including A Magnificent Collection of Karuizawa.

A Wonderful Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Collection offers an extensive array of DRC purchased by a private collector.

The consignment consists of 96 lots and 360 bottles, of which there are 241 bottles of Montrachet from 17 vintages stretching from 1987 through to 2014, with a majority in original wooden cases.

Other highlights in this sale include Grands-Échezeaux and Échezeaux in 2002, 2005 and 2009; Richebourg and Romanée-St-Vivant in cases from 2006 and 2010; vintages of La Tâche across 1997 and 2007-2010; and the Romanée-Conti vineyard itself, represented by the 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 vintages.

The private collection will be followed by Finest & Rarest Wines and Spirits Including A Magnificent Collection of Karuizawa, the sale features a broad range of prestigious collections of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Penfolds Grange, Scotch and Japanese whiskies, as well as premium Juyondai sake.

Highlights include Château Margaux 1983 and 2005, Mouton 1986, Lafite 2000 and 2005 available in cases; Lafleur 1982 in double magnum; Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux from the 1990s; Armand Rousseau wines from the 2010s including Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes and Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques; and a very rare collection of Penfolds Grange including the inaugural 1951 vintage which was never commercially released.

Further complementing this sale are sought-after spirits and sakes, such as Karuizawa 40 Year Old Blue & Gold Geisha, Aqua of Life 45 year-old, Honor Sumo Triple Set, Samurai 30 year-old series, Glenfiddich 50 year-old, and finally, a small selection of Juyondai sake including Ryusen and Hakuunkyorai.

Michelle Chan, head of wine for Christie’s Asia Pacific, commented: “Continuing our tradition of offering the finest wine collections from around the world, we are thrilled to be leading our autumn wine sale with a fantastic private collection of DRC.

“The substantial quantity of Montrachet in this collection is exceptional and will certainly attract lots of attention from our global collectors. Our previous live sale in July achieved stellar results with solid sell-through rates and we are confident that such passionate buying behaviour and strong momentum will continue into our upcoming live sales on 5 December.”

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