C omprising over 500 lots and estimated in excess of HK$21 million / US$2.7 million, the autumn edition of the Finest & Rarest Wines sale features an international line-up. Making its auction debut at Sothebys in Asia is the Primum Familae Vini Case & Passport, which represents truly one of the most exceptional experiences in the world of wine - 12 of the finest vintages produced by some of the world’s finest wine producing families from France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain; and the opportunity to visit each estate and enjoy lunch or dinner with a family member. The passport will never expire, and therefore these experiences can be redeemed at any point in future.
An outstanding cellar assembled by a wine aficionado who has developed an interest not just in Europe but across the world is highlighted by coveted bottles such as Echezeaux 2018 from Georges Roumier, Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin 1990 from Jean-Louis Chave and Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. Parcel quantities of rare and mature Burgundy Champagne include more than 60 bottles of Vosne Romanée Les Beaux Mont 1997 from Domaine Leroy and over 30 bottles of Krug Collection 1979.
香港蘇富比2022年秋季「珍稀佳釀」拍賣呈獻超過500項來自世界各地的洋酒拍品，總估值逾2,100萬港元（折合約270萬美元）。其中最受矚目的莫過於在蘇富比亞洲首度登場的 Primum Familiae Vini Case & Passport 一箱12瓶美酒及酒莊通行證組合，它代表了洋酒世界裡最非同凡響的體驗：12瓶頂級美酒分別來自法國、德國、意大利、葡萄牙及西班牙等國的著名產區；通行證則可讓買家有機會參觀出產上述12瓶洋酒的酒莊，並與一名酒莊家族成員共進午餐或晚餐。酒莊通行證不設期限，買家可在將來任何時候到訪。
另呈一位熱愛洋酒的藏家集成的傑出窖藏，包括 Georges Roumier Echezeaux 2018年、Jean-Louis Chave Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin 1990年及 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2014年。並有成箱的布艮地珍釀和陳年香檳，包括60多瓶 Domaine Leroy Vosne Romanée Les Beaux Mont 1997年及30多瓶 Krug Collection 1979年。
Primum Familae Vini (PFV), is an international association of some of the world's finest wine producing families. Created in 1992, membership is by invitation only, with a maximum of 12 highly respected families contributing generations of expertise.
Currently, the world’s twelve Leading Families are: Marchesi Antinori (Tuscany), Baron Philippe de Rothschild (Bordeaux), Joseph Drouhin (Burgundy), Domaine Clarence Dillon (Bordeaux), Egon Müller Scharzhof (Mosel), Famille Hugel (Alsace), Pol Roger (Champagne), Famille Perrin (Rhône Valley), Symington Family Estates (Portugal), Tenuta San Guido (Tuscany), Familia Torres (Spain) and Vega Sicilia (Ribera del Duero).
The successful bidder for this lot, alongside the hand-crafted collection case containing 12 bottles (one each from a superlative vintage for every estate, engraved by hand with each family member’s signature), will have the rare opportunity to visit all the wineries listed above with a tailor-made program with visit and tasting along with a lunch or dinner hosted by a family member. This lot takes the form of a passport which grants entry to the 12 wineries. The passport holder can bring up to three guests (who must come at the same time as the passport holder).
Each year on average only two Special Passports are issued by the Primum Familae Vini to individual wine lovers who share their passion for fine wines.
The 12 experiences will take place at dates to be mutually agreed between the successful bidder and the respective wineries. Please note there is no time limit for booking these visits, so dates can be planned at leisure over the next few years.
This wonderful offering provides collectors with an ideal opportunity to acquire rare and mature Burgundy champagne in parcel quantities:
• 60 bottles of Domaine Leroy Vosne Romanée Les Beaux Mont 1997
• 50 bottles of Maison Leroy Clos St Denis 1971
• 38 bottles of Henri for George Jayer Échezeaux from 1989 to 2001
• 132 bottles of Fleurot-Larose Montrachet
• 30 bottles of Krug Collection 1979
• 54 bottles of Dom Perignon 1985
Other highlights include DRC Montrachet 2009, Henri Jayer Vosne Romanée Cros Parantoux and Richebourg 1985
Most wines purchased from two major reputable European wine merchants at source over 10 years ago, stored professionally in Hong Kong prior to inspection
An outstanding cellar assembled by a wine aficionado, who has developed an interest not just in Europe but across the world. This collection includes many of the greatest wines from the finest Bordeaux and Burgundies through the best Rhone, Italian, Spanish, Californian, Hungarian and Madeira wines.
Highlights include highly sought-after bottles such as Margaux 2015, Georges Roumier Échezeaux 2018, Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Bèze 2016, Jacques Frédéric Mugnier Musigny 2010, Jean-Louis Chave Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin 1990, Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 and the nearly 2 centuries old Boal 1828. The majority of the wines were purchased on release or direct from producers. The rest were purchased either from auctions including Sotheby's and a few selected wine merchants.
Professionally stored in Hong Kong prior to inspection.
Property of a wine aficionado.
The knowledgeable owner of this magnificent collection offers a rare opportunity for buyers to acquire wines with impeccable provenance. The wines were purchased mostly from Sotheby’s Auctions over the years, such as 2000 to 2009 Cheval Blanc magnums from The Cheval Blanc Collection NY in April 2012; and 2000 to 2005 Domaine Leflave Grand Crus from "The Andrew Lloyd Webber Wine Collection" in January 2011. All still in their original wooden cases. Other highlights include DRC Echezeaux 2004 magnums, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Golden Dragon Collection 2008, Domaine Leroy Chambertin 1993, Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 2007 and Latour 2000.
Part of a larger collection, professionally stored prior to inspection
Property of a gentleman.
Navigating the Sale
Lot 7001: Primum Familiae Vini Limited Edition Case & Passport
Lots 7002-7100: Rare Burgundy and Champagne in parcel quantities including Leroy, Jayer, Krug and Dom Perignon
Lots 7101-7298: A Magnificent Collection of world class wines assembled by a wine aficionado
Lots 7293-7341: Top Burgundies including Leflaive Grand Crus, DRC, and Comte Liger Belair Golden Dragon Collection
Lots 7342-7369: Collection devoted most exclusively to the wines from Domaine Leroy and d’Auvenay
Lots 7370-7380: Ready to drink rare d’Auvenay and Leroy from the mid-1990s
Lots 7381-7385: Grand Cru Burgundy including Chambertin 2005 & 2009 from Domaine Leroy
Lots 7386-7390: Rarest Burgundy including a full case Chambertin from Armand Rousseau, and Corton Charlemagne from Domaine J.F. Coche Dury
Lots 7391-7394: Post 2000 DRCs ready for consumption
Lots 7395: Musigny 2007 from Domaine Leroy
Lots 7396-7401: Petrus 1982, 1989, 1990 in owc
Lots 7402-7428: Bordeaux First Growths in owc
Lots 7429-7460: First Growths, DRC and Wine Gems across the globe
Lots 7461-7469: First Growths from Left Bank in owc and Petrus
Lots 7470-7493: Marvellous French wines collection including top Burgundy and Bordeaux
Lots 7494-7507: Parcel quantities of Cristal, Dom Perignon Oenothque and Salon in original cartons
Lot 7508: Ulysse Collin champagne mixed case
Lots 7509-7514: Aged Bordeaux left banks ready for consumption
Lots 7515-7517: Les Forts de Latour, drinkable wines mixed case and Taylor Scion