Sotheby’s Hong Kong kicked off the Spring Sale Series with two outstanding wine sales, realising a combined total of HK$93,089,797 / US$11,934,589. Part III of A Monumental Collection, From the Cellars of a Connoisseur achieved HK$41,891,957 / US$5,370,764, concluding the trilogy of the Monumental Collection in Hong Kong after Part I and Part II in New York and London with a grand total of HK$72,700,140 / US$9,320,531. The Finest and Rarest Wines and The Macallan on Sunday totalled HK$51,197,840 / US$6,563,826, setting a new world record for any lot of whisky ever sold at auction, as well as becoming the third highest value lot ever sold at Sotheby’s Wine.
On 1 April, Sotheby’s Hong Kong is privileged to host Part III in a trilogy of sales of A Monumental Collection, From the Cellars of a Connoisseur. The sale features incredible selections from the world’s greatest producers, including a 6L La Tâche 1978, Cros Parantoux 1978 in magnum by Henri Jayer, 12 bottles of the legendary Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 by Paul Jaboulet Aîné and Palmer 1961. The sale has 506 lots with a pre-sale estimate of HK$21 million (US$2.7 million).