Large Format Legends | Icons Of Burgundy & Bordeaux | Finest & Rarest Wines
Online Auction: 22–29 November 2022 • 10:00 AM HKT • Hong Kong | 網上拍賣:2022年11月22–29日・上午 10:00 HKT・香港

Large Format Legends | Icons Of Burgundy & Bordeaux | Finest & Rarest Wines 22–29 November 2022 • 10:00 AM HKT • Hong Kong

S otheby’s Hong Kong is delighted to present the first in our final pair of wine auctions for 2022, with the extraordinary Large Format Legends | Icons Of Burgundy & Bordeaux | Finest & Rarest Wines. As the title suggests, this exceptional sale brings together consignments from some of the finest cellars in the region, with a particularly impressive range of large formats on offer from the wine world’s most iconic names.

This sale kicks off with a flourish, with an abundance of Burgundy’s most exalted producers including incredible back-vintages from the likes of Henri Jayer, Rouget, Rousseau, Roumier, Leroy and, of course, plentiful Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Within the first few lots, we find the 1999 and 1996 vintages of Jayer’s iconic Cros Parantoux, and mature large-formats of DRC including Methuselahs of 1983 and 1988 La Tâche, 1991 Richebourg and 1991 Romanée St Vivant. Away from the large formats, an extraordinary full 12-bottle case of 1988 DRC Romanée-Conti is one of the overall highlights of the auction. It goes without saying that these remarkable, painfully rare bottles are all offered with excellent provenance.

Following this array of incredible Burgundy, which reads like a highlights reel of the region’s true icons, we move through an equally impressive roll call of Bordeaux’s finest and rarest names. Petrus is represented from 1998 going back to the truly legendary 1947 vintage, following which we offer an incredible breadth and depth of lots from the First Growths, including all of the greatest vintages between 1959 and the present day. Fans of large-formats will be particularly excited by this segment of the sale, as we offer double-magnums, jeroboams, imperials and beyond from estates including Le Pin, Mouton, La Mission, Las Cases, Palmer and more. Two imperials of the legendary 1986 Mouton Rothschild are surely amongst the highlights here.

Lovers of the myriad brilliant regions outside Burgundy and Bordeaux will be particularly interested in the offerings from the Rhône and Champagne which follow, comprising (amongst others) 4 different vintages of Chave’s incredibly rare Cuvée Cathelin (1995, 1998, 2000 and 2003), alongside all of Guigal’s “LaLas”, Taittinger’s Comtes de Champagne going back to 1976, and an amazing vertical of eleven Harlan magnums going backwards from the 2001 vintage all the way through the 1990s.

Large Format Legends | Icons Of Burgundy & Bordeaux | Finest & Rarest Wines will open for online bidding on Tuesday 22nd November, with the lots closing online on Tuesday 29th November from 10:00AM HKT.


今場先以大家耳熟能詳的布艮地名莊陳釀開拍,包括 Henri Jayer、Rouget、Rousseau、Roumier、Leroy 和經典之最——羅曼尼康帝。在頭幾項拍品當中,既有來自1999和1996年的 Jayer Cros Parantoux,亦有多款已臻成熟的羅曼尼康帝大瓶佳釀,包括1983年和1988年六公升 La Tâche、1991年六公升Richebourg和1991年六公升 Romanée St Vivant。除了大瓶裝,另一焦點就是一箱12瓶1988年Romanée-Conti。更難得的是,它們全部來源卓絕、品相極佳,別具收藏價值。

一覽布艮地為人熟知的酒莊後,又豈能缺少波爾多佳釀?我們從1998年的柏翠堡起航,一路回溯至這個酒莊的傳奇年份1947年,細數它數十年間的醇酩。接下來是多款精采的一級酒莊出品,涵蓋自1959年起至今的名釀。鍾情大瓶裝的藏家不要錯過機會,購入來自 Le Pin、木桐堡、美訊、Las Cases 和 Palmer三公升、4.5公升和六公升等難得一見的大瓶佳釀,而其中最矚目的想必是兩瓶來自傳奇年份——1986年的木桐堡六公升裝

如果想涉獵布艮地和波爾多以外的產區,感受同樣富饒的風味,隆河谷和香檳地區的瑰釀定能讓您心醉。本場拍賣呈獻 Chave 極其罕見的1995、1998、2000和2003年 Cuvée Cathelin,以及Guigal 全部三款單一葡萄園頂級酒(簡稱「LaLaLa」)、遠至1976年份的Taittinger Comtes de Champagne,以及1990年代至2001年共11个年份的 Harlan 1.5公升裝,買家可垂直品試這些年份,細嚐箇中的微妙區別。



Icons of Burgundy and BordeauxLots 9017 – 9190

The Collection:
This eclectic collection was assembled meticulously by a wine connoisseur, with a focus on the iconic wines from the best Burgundy domaines and top growths of Bordeaux, spanning over 5 decades. Burgundies featured include Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2009, Georges Roumier Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses 2003, Domaine Leroy Richebourg 1989 and a plethora of rare large 6 Litre formats from DRC such as Grands Echézeaux 1992, Romanée St. Vivant 1991 and La Tâche 1988. In Bordeaux, mature Petrus and first growths are also prominently featured, including Petrus 1990, 1989, 1982 and 1970; Lafite 1986, Latour 1982 and 1959. Other French gems include the ultra-rare J L Chave Ermitage, Cuvée Cathelin 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2003

The Wines
The wines were collected majorly over the past 15 years from Sotheby’s and other auction houses globally. The collector emphasis on great provenance and many from single owner collections, including

  • ONLY DRC A Private Cellar Of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti on 7 September 2013 in Hong Kong
  • The Don Stott Cellar: 50 Years Of Collecting on 08 May 2015 in New York
  • Wines from the Cellar of William I. Koch on 19 May 2016 in New York

Details of exact sales are noted where available

Storage and inspection
Wines were store at Crown prior to inspection. Inspection were done by Sotheby’s Wine Specialists at Crown Wine Cellars on October 2022


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