Straight from the Château... Sotheby's sells Rothschild Family collection of wines
Straight from the Chteau... Sotheby's sells Rothschild Family collection of wines
The Hong Kong sale will present Lafite and other wines which have never before left the Chteau
The second day of Sotheby's Hong Kong Autumn WineSales, on October 2, will feature the sale of Finest & Rarest Wines. These include the Ultimate Nine from the Bordeaux Winebank Collection at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
In total, the auction will bring to the market over 820 lots estimated at HK$62.5-88m (US$8-11m).
The sale will feature a selection of Chteau Lafite from two members of the Rothschild family (estimated at US$1.9-2.6m) that has been stored in the cellars of the Chteau since production.
The sale will feature aselection of Chteau Lafite
A further highlight is a magnificent range of Five Star Provenance Bordeaux from the Bordeaux Winebank Collection (118 lots, estimated at US$1.2-1.8m) featuring the five First Growths, along with Ptrus, Ausone, Cheval Blanc and Yquem.
This follows previous sales of wine from Bordeaux Winebank in Hong Kong, New York and London - all of which performed significantly over estimate.
Also being offered in the sale are four spectacular magnum lots direct from the cellars of Krug in Reims. The lots come from the 1985, 1990, 1995 and 1996 vintages with one magnum each of Krug Vintage and Clos du Mesnil from the year plus a magnum of Grande Cuve.
In addition, the auction will also include a further 15 collections from private cellars.
"We are honoured to present this magnificent collection of Chteau Lafite from the Rothschild family. It has the greatest possible provenance having been stored at Lafite from production to sale," said Serena Sutcliffe, MW, Head of Sotheby's International Wine Department (and previous Paul Fraser Collectibles interviewee).
"Opportunities for the wine drinker to acquire such stock do not come very often and it is a privilege to handle wines that have this unique 'upbringing'."
Watch this space for more news from Sotheby's auction.