Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn 2019 wine sale series is led by The Distinguished Cellar of A Pioneering Collector, a stunning single-owner sale that consists of over 1,100 lots estimated at HK$37-50 million / US$4.7-6.4 million. The collection is dominated by magnificent wines from Burgundy (460+ lots) and Bordeaux (410+ lots), including an exceptional selection of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Leflaive and the First Growths. The broad palate of the collection is enhanced by a superb array of wines from Rhône, Italy and the United States, including a vertical of Harlan Estate in magnums.
This is a collection amassed by a true wine lover with diverse and immaculate tastes, built over four decades at the forefront of a pioneering era for wine collecting in Asia, when a vast amount of effort and research was made in order to acquire the world’s finest wines. The majority of the wines were acquired on release, or directly from established British merchants in the late 1980s through to the 2000s, and have not been moved from the Collector’s cellar ever since.