Wine connoisseurs will be drunk with joy this April when Sotheby’s Hong Kong hosts two wine sales, offering over 1,600 lots with an estimated value in excess of HK$52 million.
The first sale,”A Monumental Collection From the Cellars of a Connoisseur (Part III),” will take place on 1 April, followed by “Finest and Rarest Wines and The Macallan” on 2 April.
The third and final installment of A Monumental Collection will feature some of the world’s finest wines and most sought after vintages. The first two installments were held in New York and London.
Leading the Hong Kong sale is an impressive array of Bordeaux and Burgundy.
The sale will feature first growth vintages from the Right and Left banks of Bordeaux and range from historic wines to the more recent. Yquem, arguably the world’s greatest sweet wine, is represented by sought after vintages, including the 1947.
For Burgundy lovers, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti offers its landmark wines, while Montrachet headlines the selection of white Burgundy. The sale is also rich in Rhônes and Italian wines from Piedmont and Tuscany. Tempting additions from Spain, Germany, Australia and Hungary round off the collection.
On the second day, the auction of Finest and Rarest Wines and The Macallan will be headlined by The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection. Six stunning crystal decanters — the Six Pillars — containing the rarest of The Macallan’s single malts aged 50 to 65 years, will be offered for sale as the world’s only complete collection direct from the distillery. The six decanters will be sold in a unique ebony cabinet and partial proceeds from the auction will go to local charities.
The lot will be offered at an estimate of HK$2 million to HK$4 million.
The auction will also feature an extensive selection of top wines from distinguished private collectors, including large quantities of parcel lots of Bordeaux first growths from the 1980s and the 2000s as well as rare Japanese whiskies.
Both auctions will take place in Hall 5 at the The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai.
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