Finest and Rarest Wines

Finest and Rarest Wines

Finest and Rarest Wines

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.

請留意,競投人須提供由政府簽發並具照片的身份證明文件。競投人如出價競投某些拍品,須先提交定金。蘇富比全權酌情決定要求競投人提交定金,或在競投人無法符合要求的情況下取消其出價。


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。


Please note: Sotheby’s cannot assist with international shipping of Wine & Spirits from Hong Kong auctions.

請注意: 蘇富比不會為在香港拍賣的洋酒及烈酒提供國際付運支援服務。


GLOSSARY OF ABBREIVATIONS


Ullages (Level of Wine or Spirit)

For bottles with defined shoulders the ullage/level is indicated, if applicable, by its relative position in the bottle.

Our interpretations are as follows:


u. - ullage/ullages (levels)

bn. - bottom neck; completely acceptable for any age of wine or spirit

vts. - very top shoulder; completely acceptable for any age of wine or spirit

ts. - top shoulder; usual level for wines or spirits over 15 years old

hs. - high shoulder; typical reduction through the cork, usually no problem

ms. - mid shoulder; usually some deterioration of the cork and therefore some variation


Example: (u. 3hs) means 3 bottles ullaged to high shoulder.

For Burgundy, German and other wines in bottles with sloping necks the ullage is indicated in

centimetres, measured from the base of the cork.

Example: (u. 2x5cm) means 2 bottles ullaged 5 centimetres.


Fully branded cork indicates the producer, vineyard and vintage are legible on the cork.

Branded cork indicates that the cork is branded with either the producer, wine and/or vintage being legible on the cork.

Sotheby’s does not indicate levels under 3 cm in the necks of the bottles inspected.

Parcel is a group of lots of the same type and quantity of wine.

Sotheby’s does not comment on either back labels or importer labels


Bottle Sizes:

hb. - half bottle

imp.pt. - imperial pint

hf.ltr. - half litre

bt 70 - 70cl

bt 50 - 50cl

bt 5 - 5cl

bt 1 - 1cl

bt(s). - bottle(s)

ltr. - litre

mag. - magnum

m-j. - marie-jeanne

d.mag. - double magnum

jero. - jeroboam

reho. - rehoboam

imp. - imperial

meth. - methuselah

salm. - salmanazar

balth. - balthazar

nebu. - nebuchadnezzar

melr. - melchior


Packing:

(cn) carton

(oc) original carton

(ot) original tube

(owc) original wooden case

(opc) original presentation

Case

(nop) no original packaging

(sc) Sotheby’s carton

(brl) barrel

(hgh) hogshead

(wc) wooden case

General

[ ] believed e.g. [1970] believed 1970

cm. centimetres

bt(s) bottle(s)


For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

bids.hongkong@sothebys.com

+852 2524 8121


For all sale enquiries please contact:


George Lacey | George.Lacey@sothebys.com | +852 2822 5501

Director, Head of Wine, Asia


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

Director, Head of Wine & Spirits, China


Jacky Chan | Jacky.Chan@sothebys.com | +852 2822 8173

Deputy Director, Specialist, Wine & Spirits


Anthony Choi | Anthony.Choi@sothebys.com | +852 2822 8174

Wine Specialist, Property


Nicole Lui | Nicole.Lui@sothebys.com | +852 2822 5522

Junior Specialist, Wine

Sale number

HK1512