Rare Imperials of Chateau Lafite, Latour and Cheval Blanc and Jeroboams of Mouton and Haut Brion come under the hammer at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong in October.
The sale is the eighth part of the long-running Classic Cellar of a Great American Collector series, billed by Sotheby’s as ‘the greatest single-owner wine collection’ in its history.
The first part of the sale took place in New York in March 2009, thereafter moving to Hong Kong. The series so far has taken US$39.1m.
Highlights of the auction on 1 October in Hong Kong’s Convention Center include three Imperials of Chateau Lafite 2000 with an estimate of US$15,000-20,000, eight cases of Chateau Petrus 1995, estimated at US$16,000-20,000 each, and two Imperials of Chateau Cheval Blanc 1990 (US$8,000-11,000).
Also in the sale are four Imperials of Chateau Latour 1996 (US$7,000-10,000), eight Jeroboams of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 2000 (US$9,000-12,000), Imperials of Chateau Margaux (US$6,000-9,000) and Jeroboams of Chateau Haut-Brion 1989 (US$8,000-12,000).
Serena Sutcliffe MW, head of Sotheby’s international wine department, said, ‘This is an array of wines of vinous perfection in pristine appearance of superb intrinsic quality.’
Written by Adam Lechmere