S otheby’s Hong Kong is excited to present Finest & Rarest Wines and Spirits on 4 October following on from our two magnificent Single Owner Sales, with 704 lots and estimated in excess of HK$19 million. Featuring A Magnificent Collection of French and New World Classics from a noted collector from Japan, including parcel quantities of the fabled Château Haut Brion 1989, the legendary Château Latour 1961, and an array of Grand Crus from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
Other highlights include mature bottlings of DRC Montrachet from the 1960s-1970s, Domaine Leroy Musigny 2009, Petrus 1996 in owc, a 1996-2008 vertical of Harlan Estate in magnum, and DRC Romanée-Conti from the 1980s – 2010s. Whisky offerings are led by The Macallan 65 Year Old in Lalique, 6 Pillars, Sixth Edition, Karuizawa Cask #8852 Streams of Time 1965, and The Savoy 125th Anniversary - Macallan Aged 48 Years. Chinese spirit Kweichow Moutai is represented by mature bottlings from 1980-1986.
Navigating the Sale
Lot 5001-5009: READY TO DRINK BORDEAUX CLASSICS
Lot 5010-5021: ASSORTMENT OF LEFT BANK FIRST GROWTHS
Lot 5022-5107: A COLLECTION OF FINE BURGUNDY AND BORDEAUX
Lot 5108-5239: A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF FRENCH AND WORLD CLASSICS
Lot 5240-5321: ICONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Lot 5322-5324: LEGENDARY VINTAGES OF DRC MONTRACHET
Lot 5325-5432: AN ARRAY OF FRENCH CLASSICS AND BURGUNDY CULT SUPERSTARS
Lot 5433-5441: VINTAGE MOUTAI
Lot 5442-5452: MACALLAN ONLY INCLUDING THE 65 YEAR OLD IN LALIQUE
Lot 5453-5455: RARE 1981 KARUIZAWA AGED 35 YEARS SETS PLUS 1986 YAMAZAKI OWNER’S CASK
Lot 5456: KARUIZAWA CASK 8852 STREAMS OF TIME 1965
Lot 5457-5459: KARUIZAWA, HANYU and FETTERCAIRN
Lot 5460-5468: CLASSICS FROM BORDEAUX, BURGUNDY, RHONE, AND ITALY
Lot 5469-5500: A REMARKABLE BORDEAUX COLLECTION
Lot 5501-5504: ICONIC WINES FROM AROUND THE WOLRD
Lot 5505-5508: 2016 RELEASE OF ARMAND ROUSSEAU AND DOMAINE RAMONET
Lot 5509-5579: TOP BORDEAUX, RHONE AND SPECTACULAR HARLAN VERTICAL IN MAGNUM
Lot 5580-5700: A WIDE VARIETY OF FRENCH CLASSICS
Lot 5701-5704: DOMAINE DUJAC BONNES MARES 1988, COCHE DURY MEURSAULT PERRIERES 2002 AND CHATEAU MAGDELAINE 1998 MAGNUMS
T he collector is a highly successful businesses man, who has developed a discerning taste for very fine wine over the years travelling and doing business across the globe. This magnificent assembly of fine wines was amassed over 30 plus years, showcasing the best of French classic regions. A plethora of Bordeaux First growths are on display, with vintages spanning 1961 - 2003, including parcel quantities of the legendary Haut Brion 1989, as well as Lafite, Latour, Margaux and Mouton 2000. Grand Cru Burgundy are also prominently featured, with almost 100 bottles from Domaine Romanee-Conti including multiple cases of 2006 Echezeaux and Romanee Saint Vivant, a Jeroboam of La Tache 1983 and 1982 & 1985 Romanee Conti. Other French classics include mature Champagnes such as Dom Perignon 1978, 1985 and Krug 1982. World legends such as Vega Sicilia Unico 1981 & 1960 in magnum and Opus One 2004 & 2010 rounds up the collection.
Wines were acquired mostly on release from a few local and reputable UK wine merchants. Stored in a custom built, humidity and temperature-controlled warehouse in West Japan prior to inspection by Paul Wong in late January 2020.
Property of a gentleman
5191LotLa Tâche 2006 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (2 BT)la tâche 2006 domaine de la romanée-conti (2 bt)4 October 2020 | Sale price: 62,500 HKDEstimate: 42,000 – 60,000 HKD4 October 2020 | Sale price: 62,500 HKDFinest & Rarest Wines and Spirits4 October 2020 | 11:00 AM HKT | Hong Kong
5194LotRomanée Conti 2000 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 BT)romanée conti 2000 domaine de la romanée-conti (1 bt)4 October 2020 | Sale price: 137,500 HKDEstimate: 85,000 – 110,000 HKD4 October 2020 | Sale price: 137,500 HKDFinest & Rarest Wines and Spirits4 October 2020 | 11:00 AM HKT | Hong Kong
F rom the cellar of noted collector and wine connoisseur, this is wondrous collection of vinous treasures from around the world. Burgundy includes a hit list of top growers such as DRC, Roumier, Leroy and Liger Belair. An impressive selection of mature Champagne includes 1969 and 1979 Krug, whilst Bordeaux is headlined by a rare magnum of 1985 le Pin. To round off this offering there is a wonderful collection of port, including Quinta do Noval Nacional.
Part of a much larger collection, property of a gentlemen
5269LotRomanée Conti 2012 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 BT)romanée conti 2012 domaine de la romanée-conti (1 bt)4 October 2020 | Sale price: 150,000 HKDEstimate: 110,000 – 150,000 HKD4 October 2020 | Sale price: 150,000 HKDFinest & Rarest Wines and Spirits4 October 2020 | 11:00 AM HKT | Hong Kong
5249LotVosne Romanée, Les Brûlées 1998 René Engel (5 BT)vosne romanée, les brûlées 1998 rené engel (5 bt)4 October 2020 | Sale price: 35,000 HKDEstimate: 22,000 – 30,000 HKD4 October 2020 | Sale price: 35,000 HKDFinest & Rarest Wines and Spirits4 October 2020 | 11:00 AM HKT | Hong Kong
T he collector focuses on classic French Wines such as the Bordeaux First Growths, and top-notch Burgundian producers such as Domaine Leroy, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Armand Rousseau, Méo Camuzet Domaine George Roumier and Emmanual Rouget. He only buys from reputable UK, European and Singapore merchants, and on release whenever possible. Rising stars of Burgundy Domaine Bizot and Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair are also on display.
Part of a much larger collection, property of a gentleman
5454Lot輕井澤 屋島之戰 Karuizawa 35 Year Old Cask #164 and #4373 "The Great Battle Of Yashima" 1981 (2 BT70)輕井澤 屋島之戰 karuizawa 35 year old cask #164 and #4373 "the great battle of yashima" 1981 (2 bt70)Estimate: 130,000 – 180,000 HKDEstimate: 130,000 – 180,000 HKDFinest & Rarest Wines and Spirits4 October 2020 | 11:00 AM HKT | Hong Kong
5437Lot1704 飛天牌珍品貴州茅台酒 Kweichow Flying Fairy Precious Moutai 1704 NV (1 BT50)1704 飛天牌珍品貴州茅台酒 kweichow flying fairy precious moutai 1704 nv (1 bt50)4 October 2020 | Sale price: 100,000 HKDEstimate: 50,000 – 70,000 HKD4 October 2020 | Sale price: 100,000 HKDFinest & Rarest Wines and Spirits4 October 2020 | 11:00 AM HKT | Hong Kong
5451LotThe Macallan Aged 48 Years - The Savoy 125th Anniversary 48.9 abv NV (1 BT70)the macallan aged 48 years - the savoy 125th anniversary 48.9 abv nv (1 bt70)4 October 2020 | Sale price: 325,000 HKDEstimate: 280,000 – 420,000 HKD4 October 2020 | Sale price: 325,000 HKDFinest & Rarest Wines and Spirits4 October 2020 | 11:00 AM HKT | Hong Kong