Sotheby's wine auctions to open Hong Kong sale season in style
Sotheby's has announced details of a quartet of wine sales which will open the Hong Kong sale season in style next month.
Together the sales will offer more than 2,100 lots, with a combined estimate in excess of HK$64 - $92 million (US$8 - $11 million).
"We are excited to open the autumn sale series with four sales spanning two days, offering an astounding wine selection of over 2,100 lots – the largest quantity of wine ever to be offered at a wine sale series here at Sotheby’s Hong Kong," said Adam Bilbey, Head of Sotheby’s Wine Asia.
"We are offering two exceptional private collections featuring a range of the finest wines with impeccable provenance and have been kept in perfect condition. An extensive array of wines spanning 150 years and from the best producers around the world adds to the breadth and depth of this sale series."
First up on October 1 is The Classic Cellar II, a single-owner sale featuring over 430 lots, highlighted by a magnificent collection of Château Pétrus covering 99 lots, from 11 vintages between 1998 and 2012.
Standouts will include three magnums of Château Pétrus 2005 priced at US$14,000 - $19,000; six bottles of Château Pétrus 1998 estimated at US$11,000 - $15,000; and one double magnum of Château Pétrus 2008 valued at US$7,000 - $10,000.
Next is the two-part sale of The Connoisseur’s Cellar, featuring many of the world's greatest wines ranging from classics of the 19th century to rising stars of today.
Notable lots within this extensive collection include a double magnum of Château Lafite 1865, estimated at US$32,000 - $45,000; six bottles of Vosne Romanée, Cros Parantoux 1996 Henri Jayer valued at US$32,000 - $45,000; one bottle of Château Mouton Rothschild 1945 estimated at US$9,500 - $13,000.
Finishing the line-up is the Finest and Rarest Wines sale on October 2, with close to 1,000 lots ranging from Bordeaux wines spanning a century to rare Burgundy, such as DRC Romanée-Conti 1976, Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux 1996 and Leflaive Montrachet, along with a strong selection of Japanese whiskies for good measure.
Leading lots include two bottles of Romanée Conti 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, estimated at US$22,000 - $30,000; a six litre of Montrachet 1998 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti priced at US$35,000 - $50,000; and two bottles of Karuizawa Vintage Single Cask Malt Whisky Aged 45 Years, estimated at US$24,000 - $28,000.
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