Dassai Beyond the Beyond
Sotheby’s is thrilled to offer sake in this auction for the very first time. We are very happy to have attained 6 special bottles of sake direct from the celebrated producer Dassai. On offer is their latest limited-edition sake “Beyond the Beyond”, made from the winner Yamada-Nishiki rice of 2019, with only 23 bottles available worldwide. Each bottle is numbered out of 23, and we are happy to have secured numbers 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8. Winners of these bottles will authorize Sotheby’s to submit their names to Dassai, who will then personalize the sake’s wooden case with the winner’s name in calligraphy.
Celebrating Half a Century of Wine Collecting
An Introduction by Adam Bilbey
W ine collecting is, above all, about passion and sharing. This sale is a celebration of Dr. Gordon Ku’s 50 years of wine collecting, distinguished by a passion and devotion that created one of Singapore’s great cellars. Dr. Ku had a taste for the classic regions, yet his natural curiosity and astute tastes meant that he built up an incredible collection of wines from all over the vinous world. At the heart was his enjoyment of fine wine, especially the perfect marriage between food and wine. This is evident in the variety of styles on offer, with something to match every type of cuisine imaginable.
This wonderful collection came together, bottle by bottle, with the dream of sharing them with friends and loved ones. This is a cellar with such breadth that it will impress the devoted connoisseur and the passionate novice alike, knowing that each wine was thoughtfully chosen with a certain time or moment in mind. It is our honour to share this with wine collectors around the world, in the knowledge that this cellar was built for enjoyment and sharing. We hope you enjoy browsing this wonderful collection, as we all raise a glass to Dr. Gordon Ku’s 50 years of wine collecting.
Penfolds is arguably Australia’s most iconic wine producer, among its broad portfolio, Grange is the flagship wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. It is also one of the most acclaimed wines in the world. We are delighted to offer a vertical collection of this icon in rare Magnum formats with 24 vintages spanning from 1979 to 2003.