S otheby’s Wine is delighted to be closing the summer 2023 Luxury Edit with an extraordinary Single Owner wine auction: The Provenance Collection | A Pristine Cellar Of Original Purchases.
This is the collection of a lifelong, devoted wine-lover from the UK, whose genuine passion for wine sparked the beginning of this cellar many years ago, long before acquiring wines from top producers became as competitive or prohibitive as it is today. Consequently, this collector enjoyed privileged relationships with the top UK importers and agents for many years, receiving direct allocations of all the wines offered here. The cellar has been assembled over the preceding decades with extraordinary attention to purchasing only on release, from the appointed UK agent for each domaine, and therefore safeguarding impeccable direct-from-domaine provenance for every single lot that you find here. These days, collections such as this have become a genuine rarity, and it is truly exciting for us to be able to offer this unimpeachable cellar to finish our summer season.
蘇富比洋酒欣然呈獻單一藏家窖藏︰完美來源 | 購自名莊珍釀窖藏，為2023年夏季 The Luxury Edit 拍賣系列奏出完美圓滿尾聲。
On the following pages we present 523 lots of only the rarest, most iconic, and most sought-after bottles from Burgundy and Champagne, finishing with a tightly curated selection from the Rhône, Bordeaux and Germany. Representing the pinnacle of dedicated collecting, this cellar is a veritable treasure-trove of the world’s most famous and singular vineyard sites, with extraordinary provenance.
The red and white Burgundies offered here are the embodiment of the very best blue-chip producers, from incredible quantities of the most established names such as DRC, Dujac, Rousseau, Mugnier, Cathiard, and Ramonet, to an extraordinary selection of the most desirable next generation Burgundy producers, of particular note in this respect are beautiful parcels of Lamy-Caillat, Vincent Dancer, and Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey. In Champagne, we find especially impressive concentration of aged Salon, including bottle and magnum formats from many of the best 1990s vintages, alongside mature parcels of Krug and Dom Pérignon. Finally, we are treated to a selection of brilliant, mature classed growth Bordeaux, before a stunning run of 16 lots from Rhône unicorn Château Rayas, before closing with a handful of delightful Spätlese and Auslese from J. J. Prüm.
The Provenance Collection | A Pristine Cellar Of Original Purchases will open for bidding on Friday 14th July, and will conclude here on Sothebys.com with an online-only auction on Friday 28th July, beginning at 11am HKT with lots closing at 30-second intervals.
拍賣呈獻的布艮地紅白酒均來自最優秀的藍籌名莊，從歷史悠久的DRC、Dujac、Rousseau、Mugnier、Cathiard及Ramonet，到令人期待的後起之秀，涵蓋Lamy-Caillat、Vincent Dancer及Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey的原箱葡萄酒。香檳方面，拍賣帶來多項Salon陳年美酒，囊括1990年代出產年份上佳的標準瓶裝及1.5公升裝，以及多箱Krug及Dom Pérignon香檳。同場亦呈波爾多列級酒莊的陳釀、16項隆河區頂尖酒莊Château Rayas的出品，以及德國J. J. Prüm的Spätlese和Auslese精選甜酒。
完美來源 | 購自名莊珍釀窖藏於香港時間7月14日（星期五）在蘇富比網站Sothebys.com開始網上競投。拍品的競投時段將於7月28日（星期五）早上11時起，每30秒順序結束一項。
All of the wines offered here were purchased on release directly from the UK and European agents for these respective producers, and therefore trace their provenance directly back to their original release from the domaines.
Storage, Inspection & Shipping
All of the wines in this sale were stored under ideal, professionally controlled conditions in a UK bonded warehouse. They were inspected on site in the UK by an international team of Sotheby’s Specialists, before being sent in a dedicated shipment directly to Sotheby’s chamber at Crown Wine Cellars in Hong Kong.
“This sale constitutes a particularly special project for all of us at Sotheby’s Wine. Our Consignor built this collection with only one aim in mind; to buy wines that they enjoyed drinking, opening and sharing with friends. Over time, the collection has taken on a life of its own and a stature beyond that which our Consignor would ever have imagined it might. As a result, the outcome of this sale will be truly life-changing for this devoted wine-lover, allowing them to realise a long-held dream. It has been a privilege for our whole team to work with this collector and their family, at times over some very generously shared bottles, to bring this project to fruition.”
We have been very lucky to enjoy a number of meals with this generous collector, and what shines through above all else is the sincerity and honesty of this person’s passion for wine, for opening and sharing great bottles, and for exploration and learning, both via wines consumed and vineyards visited.
At a particularly memorable recent lunch, we were treated to some incredible bottles (many of which can be found in this auction), including an astoundingly fresh 1995 Salon Le Mesnil, a stately 2011 Corton Charlemagne from PYCM, a beautifully poised 2017 Dujac Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru (showing just how well these extraordinary wines drink in their youth), all topped off by a regal 1955 Château Latour, which, from a full case that had been acquired on release, spoke to the value of exceptional provenance and the meticulous commitment that has been applied when assembling this jewel of a cellar. Browse on to discover the incredible gems that lie within!