Sotheby's host special Mouton Rothschild wine sale



2015-06-26 11:26:13

A remarkable vertical of Château Mouton Rothschild will lead a special Sotheby's wine auction in Hong Kong next year.

In January the company will host a unique ex-Château evening wine sale, the first time Mouton Rothschild wines have been offered directly from the property in an Asian auction.

The auction will include 263 lots estimated at HK$13-20 million, and takes place on January 30 New ahead of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Ram celebrations.

“We wish to celebrate the Chinese New Year with Mouton lovers in Asia and, above all, the start of the Year of the Ram, the emblem of our most prestigious wine: Château Mouton Rothschild," said Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, Chairman of the supervisory board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

"To make this auction an unforgettable event, we have chosen personally each of the lots. It is an exceptional selection not only for the quality and the variety of formats and vintages, from 1870 to 2012, but also because these precious bottles have never before left their native land, where they have been kept in ideal conditions.”

The sale's standout lot will be a unique 66 bottle verticle spanning 68 vintages from 1945 to 2012 (excluding the 1958 and 1963). The lot, which represents "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for discerning Bordeaux lovers to acquire the ultimate vertical of Mouton Rothschild direct from the Property", comes with an estimate of HK$1-2 million.

“This extraordinary, direct from the Château treasure trove of Mouton Rothschild honours the history of Mouton, and the remarkable people who have led it and made the wines," added Serena Sutcliffe, Master of Wine (MW), International Head of Sotheby’s Wine.

"The longevity and intrinsic fabulous quality of fifteen decades of this great First Growth makes this a breathtaking collection of vinous brilliance, where noble terroir meets total care and application, both from the owning family and from those who work in vineyard and cellar. Château Mouton Rothschild, of course, is legend and reality, spanning the decades in supreme fashion. Every corner of Mouton’s great cellar has been searched to find historic gems and glorious, large format bottles for this sale. The positive effect of larger bottles is particularly marked as wines mature, so this selection is rare indeed.”

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