Two days of wine sales in Hong Kong netted a combined total of HK$37.6 million / US$4.82 million, with 96% of lots sold and nearly 50% of lots exceeding the high estimate. In a record-setting event for Ornellaia's 'Archivio Storico' collection, every lot sold, with 70% of lots exceeding the high estimate, marking the highest prices achieved in the collection's global launch.
All wines have been shipped from the East coast of the United States via ocean freight in a dedicated, temperature controlled container. Wines are anticipated to be available for collection or delivery from Crown Wine Cellars, Hong Kong the week of 11 April 2016.
Sotheby’s April wine auction begins with The Private Cellar of An International Collector – Rare Wines and Whiskies which consists of over 250 lots totalling HK$6.2–10 million/ US$800,000–1.25 million. The collection features a spectacular selection of top class wines and whiskies around the world such as multiple vintages of Pétrus, Chambertin by Armand Rousseau, Masseto, Vega Sicilia Unico and Screaming Eagle. Whisky highlights include Karuizawa and Ichiro’s Card Series.
Château Pétrus 1989 (1 bottle)
Château Pétrus 2000 (6 bottles)
Château Pétrus 2008 (6 bottles)
Château Pétrus 2009 (6 bottles)
Château Pétrus 2010 (6 bottles)