Sotheby’s Hong Kong kicked off the Spring Sale Series with two outstanding wine sales, realising a combined total of HK$93,089,797 / US$11,934,589. Part III of A Monumental Collection, From the Cellars of a Connoisseur achieved HK$41,891,957 / US$5,370,764, concluding the trilogy of the Monumental Collection in Hong Kong after Part I and Part II in New York and London with a grand total of HK$72,700,140 / US$9,320,531. The Finest and Rarest Wines and The Macallan on Sunday totalled HK$51,197,840 / US$6,563,826, setting a new world record for any lot of whisky ever sold at auction, as well as becoming the third highest value lot ever sold at Sotheby’s Wine.
Over 1,000 lots will be on offer, estimated at HK$31–45 million/US$4–5.8 million. Highlights include The Macallan In Lalique Legacy Collection featuring the Six Pillars series which contains The Macallan’s single malts aged from 50 to 65 years old, housed in a unique cabinet by Lalique. This will be offered for sale as the only complete, direct from the distillery’s collection in the world. Moreover, this sale will feature an extensive selection of top wines from distinguished private collectors, including large quantities of parcel lots of Bordeaux First Growths in 1980s–2000s and rare Japanese whiskies.