Sotheby's sets dates for major Bordeaux and Burgundy sales in Hong Kong

  • Thursday 29 August 2013

Two further autumn auctions with over 800 lots of fine Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne worth up to HK$60m have been announced by Sotheby's Hong Kong.

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Two further autumn auctions with over 800 lots of fine Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne worth up to HK$60m have been announced by Sotheby's Hong Kong.

The sales, set for the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 5 October, complete a series of auctions held that week to mark 40 years of the auction house doing business in Asia.

The first sale, A Magnificent Bordeaux Cellar, includes 288 lots with estimates of HK$14-20m and covers the five First Growths plus Château Cheval Blanc, with notable vintages from 1982 to 2000.

Highlights are parcels such as 10 cases of Mouton 2000, eight of Cheval Blanc 2000 and eight of Margaux 2000, as well as selections of Château d’Yquem and Vega Sicilia Unico.

The second sale, Important Burgundy and Bordeaux From A Private Cellar, has over 500 lots, set to fetch up to HK$40m, including Burgundy from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Leroy and Henri Jayer.

There are 250 lots of Bordeaux, plus Rhônes from Chave, Chapoutier, Rayas and Jaboulet; Champagnes, Super-Tuscans and top Australian wines such as Penfolds Grange and Clarendon Hills.

Serena Sutcliffe MW, head of Sotheby’s international wine department, said a highlight of the first sale was the ‘preponderance of legendary wines at their beautiful maturity’, adding: ‘One has only to look at the “forest” of First Growth 1982s to start salivating.’

The week of sales also includes an ex-cellar auction of Domaine Clarence Dillon wines, featuring Châteaux Haut-Brion, Quintus and La Mission Haut-Brion.

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