Sotheby's Hong Kong announces first wine sale of 2016



2016-01-15 16:40:37

Sotheby's Hong Kong has announced details of its first wine sale of 2016, with a wide offering of wines and spirits from numerous distinguished private collections.

The auction will present 888 lots, a highly auspicious number in Chinese culture, with an estimated value of HK$15-$21 million (US$1.9-$2.7 million).
Wines on offer include 563 lots of Bordeaux including with 119 lots of First Growths: 58 lots of Lafite, 13 lots of Latour, 20 lots of Margaux, 16 lots of Mouton-Rothschild and 12 lots of Haut-Brion.

There will also be 112 lots of Burgundy from the most sought-after producers such as Domaine Romanée-Conti, Domaine Armand Rousseau, Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé and Domaine Leroy.

In addition to rare wines, the sale will also offer a Macallan whisky vertical featuring bottles from every year dated 1945-1986. Offered in seven successive lots, this rare and comprehensive collection is expected to achieve a combined total of $112,000-$149,000.

These historic bottles will be offered amongst a strong selection of spirits, with further standout lots including the Rémy Martin Louis XIII Le Jeroboam, estimated at $22,000-$30,000, a lot which also brings with it a private luncheon for four at the House of Rémy Martin.

“It is with great anticipation that we kick off 2016 with such an exciting auction," said Adam Bilbey, Head of Sotheby’s Wine Asia.

"This comprehensive sale has a backbone of the finest Bordeaux including impressive depth from the First Growths. The great names of Burgundy and Champagne are in plentiful supply and we are also pleased to be offering such a rare Macallan vertical and an incredible opportunity to acquire a jeroboam of the iconic Rémy Martin Louis XIII.”

The Sotheby's Finest & Rarest Wines sale takes place in Hong Kong on Saturday, January 30.

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