The Scholarly Cellar of Dr. Gordon Ku

The Scholarly Cellar of Dr. Gordon Ku

The Scholarly Cellar of Dr. Gordon Ku

Live Auction: 5 September 2020 • 2:00 AM GMT • Hong Kong

Please note that as of August 1st 2020, Overhead Premium, a fee payable by all auction buyers in our global salerooms and online sales, will be charged at 1% of the hammer price plus any applicable local taxes. It is an allocation of the overhead costs relating to our facilities, property handling and other administrative expenses. This fee and our Buyer’s Premium rates exclude local taxes and any applicable artist’s resale right.


從2020年8月1日起,蘇富比的全球拍賣及所有網上拍賣將加收營運附加費。本費用將按落槌價的1%及加上任何適用地方稅項收取;本費用將用於營運支出,以及維持在競爭激烈的藝術市場中,提供優質服務及豐富經驗所需的高昂成本。本費用與買家酬金不包括地方稅項及任何適用之藝術家轉售權費用。


Sotheby’s Wine will present a spectacular selection of wines from the private cellar of Dr. Gordon Ku on 5 September at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. Comprising over 850 lots estimated at HK$27-38 million / US$3.5-5 million, the sale will offer some of the world’s most revered wines amassed during fifty years of collecting. 


A discerning wine lover as well as a gastronome, Dr. Gordon Ku’s wine collecting began modestly from when he was training as a physician in London in the early 1970s. Over the course of the following fifty years, he never ceased to explore his interest and appreciation for the finest wines, which grew in tandem with the collection, resulting in this great private cellar. 

 

The collection is headlined by a sensational line-up of Burgundy in a vast range of formats and vintages spanning four decades, including 62 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, 11 of which are DRC assortments in original wooden cases, 54 lots of Domaine Leflaive , and 32 lots of Armand Rousseau

 

The sale also boasts an array of show-stopping Bordeaux, with Haut Brion and La Mission, Latour, Lafite, Margaux and Mouton, highlighted by Petrus spanning six decades of starry vintages, including the legendary 1961 vintage and a double magnum of 1970. The Rhône selection features Guigal’s La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque to the fore, rounded up by Chave and La Chapelle. Superlative 1974 vintage from the legendary Heitz Martha’s Vineyard, adds to the New World allure of this collection. 


蘇富比洋酒將於9月5日在香港蘇富比藝術空間舉行現場拍賣,呈獻古國 泰醫生珍藏半世紀的美酒,拍品共計超過850項,總估價達2,700-3,800萬港元,滙聚來自世界各地的佳釀。


古國泰醫生既是愛酒之人也是美食家。他早在 1970 年代於倫敦讀醫之時已開始收藏洋酒,隨後五十 年更一直不懈發掘美酒,其鑑賞力與窖藏份量與日俱增,至今成就這個重要窖藏。


拍賣焦點為一系列不同瓶裝並横跨四十年的布艮地佳釀,包括 62 項羅曼尼康帝酒莊(DRC)名釀,其 中有 11 項原木箱組合套裝;另有 54 項 Leflaive 拍品,以及 32 項 Armand Rousseau 拍品。


專場同時帶來一系列矚目的波爾多出品,包括侯伯王、美訊、拉圖、拉菲、瑪歌、木桐等,更有跨越 60年的柏翠堡,囊括多個重要年份,如傳奇的 1961年及一瓶1970年三公升裝。隆河區精選包括Guigal 的頂級出品La Mouline、La Landonne 及 La Turque,還有Chave及La Chapelle。此外,顯赫的1974年 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard葡萄園特釀,則是新世界產區的魅力之選。 

 

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SPECIAL NOTICES

Please note that bidders are required to provide government issued photo identification. For certain lots, deposits may be required. Sotheby’s has sole discretion to request deposits and cancel bids if requirements are not met by bidders.


Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business.

根據香港法律,不得在業務過程中,向未成年人售賣或供應令人醺醉的酒類。


The Hong Kong Tax has been fully paid on these lots, however, the buyer has sole responsibility for any transport costs and any duty or taxes when shipping the lot outside of Hong Kong.

本拍品在入口香港時已付清相關稅項,但買家須自行支付所有運輸費用、及運送拍品到香港以外地區所產生的關稅或稅項。


For all sale enquiries please contact:


Adam Bilbey | Adam.Bilbey@sothebys.com | +852 2822 9024

Senior Director, Head of Sotheby's Wine Asia


Paul Wong | Paul.Wong@sothebys.com | +852 2822 5541

Director, Senior Specialist, Wine


Kent Law | Kent.Law@sothebys.com | +852 2822 5595

Specialist, Wine


Fiona Hui | Fiona.Hui@sothebys.com | +852 2822 8173

Junior Specialist, Wine

Sale number

HK0958