The second day of Sothebys
Hong Kong Autumn Wine Sales 2011 (2 October) will feature the sale of Finest & Rarest Wines, Including the Ultimate Nine from the Bordeaux Winebank Collection at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In total, the auction will bring to the market over 820 lots estimated at HK$62.588 million / US$811 million*
The sale will feature a selection of Château Lafite from two members of the Rothschild family (170 lots; est. HK$15-20 million / US$1.9-2.6 million) that has been stored in the cellars of the Château since production. A further highlight is a magnificent range of Five Star Provenance Bordeaux from the Bordeaux Winebank Collection (118 lots; est. HK$10-14 million / US$1.2-1.8 million) featuring the five First Growths, along with Pétrus, Ausone, Cheval Blanc and Yquem. This follows previous sales of wine from Bordeaux Winebank in Hong Kong, New York and London all of which performed significantly over estimate. Sothebys is also honoured to offer four spectacular magnum lots direct from the cellars of Krug in Reims. The lots come from the 1985, 1990, 1995 and 1996 vintages with one magnum each of Krug Vintage and Clos du Mesnil from the year plus a magnum of Grande Cuvée. In addition, the auction will also include a further 15 collections from private cellars.
Serena Sutcliffe, MW, Head of Sotheby's International Wine Department said: We are honoured to present this magnificent collection of Château Lafite from the Rothschild family. It has the greatest possible provenance having been stored at Lafite from production to sale. Opportunities for the wine drinker to acquire such stock do not come very often and it is a privilege to handle wines that have this unique upbringing.
In this sale, the Champagne connoisseur can also acquire, in one lot, three great Krug wines, the individual Clos du Mesnil, made entirely from Chardonnay, the monumental Krug vintage from the same year and the multi-vintage Grande Cuvée, the flagship Champagne of the house. Each Champagne will really talk to you as you swirl it and let it express itself in the glass.
Robert Sleigh, Head of Sothebys Asia Wine Department said: We are delighted to have teamed up with Bordeaux Winebank to once again offer the Ultimate Nine with the Five Star Provenance assurance. Our previous sales from this collection were exceptionally well received and I have every confidence that we will once again see strong demand. There is also plenty in the sale to delight Burgundy lovers with an extraordinary four full cases of Romanée Conti 1988 on offer.
270 lots of Château Lafite spanning 1934-2008, est. HK$25-34 million / US$3.1-4.3 million, including:
*2005 vintage, 9 full cases, est. HK$120,000-160,000 / US$15,000-20,000 each
*2000 vintage, 14 full cases, est. HK$220,000-300,000 / US$25,000-37,500 each
*1996 vintage, 25 full cases, est. HK$130,000-160,000 / US$16,000-20,000 each
*1990 vintage, 18 full cases, est. HK$80,000-110,000 / US$10,000-14,000 each
*1986 vintage, 15 full cases, est. HK$120,000-180,000 / US$16,000-25,000 each
*12 lots of 1982 vintage, including 2 full cases est. at HK$340,000-500,000 / 45,000-65,000 each
*1979 vintage, 6 cases of 6 magnums, est. HK$50,000-80,000 / US$6,500-11,000 per case
*Château Latour 1961, 4 cases, est. HK$260,000-380,000 / US$35,000-50,000 each; 3 magnums, est. HK$150,000-200,000 / US$20,000-25,000
A selection of Château Pétrus including:
*2005 vintage, 2 cases, est. HK$280,000-420,000 / US$35,000-55,000 per case
*1990 vintage, 2 cases, est. HK$340,000-460,000 / US$42,500-60,000 per case
*1989 vintage, 3 cases, est. HK$320,000-420,000 / US$40,000-55,000 per case
*1982 vintage, 1 case, est. HK$240,000-340,000 / US$30,000-45,000 per case
A selection of Château Mouton Rothschild including:
*2000 vintage, 15 cases, est. HK$100,000-180,000 / US$13,000-22,500 per case
*1996 vintage, 22 cases, est. HK$44,000-60,000 / US$6,000-8,000 per case
*Château Le Pin 1990, 1 case, est. HK$240,000-400,000 / US$30,000- 50,000 per case
*DRC Assortment 1990, 1 case, est. HK$260,000-360,000 / US$32,500-45,000 per case
*20 lots of Romanée Conti from DRC spanning 1964 2006 including 1988 vintage, 3 cases, est. HK$750,000950,000 / US$95,000-120,000 per case
*Clos de la Roche 1945 from Armand Rousseau, 1 case, est. HK$440,000600,000 / US$55,00075,000 per case