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For the First Time Ever at Auction Finest and Rarest Wines: Direct from Great Estates*

Written by Aksel Ritenis

For the First Time Ever at Auction Finest and Rarest Wines:

Direct from Great Estates*

*Report filed by Connoisseur Magazine’s Publishing Editor Axel Ritenis “on the ground” in Hong Kong and attending the auction this evening,..

Hong Kong – To celebrate Christie’s 250th anniversary globally and 30th anniversary in Asia, a visionary sale will be held for the first time, honoring a select group of some of the world’s most celebrated wine producers. As the first ever auction house to introduce such a sale, Christie’s introduces the “Direct from Great Estates Sale” on 27 May and will feature wines from the cellars of 84 of the world’s most illustrious producers with several unique lots being released exclusively by fantastic estates such as Domaine de laRomanée-Conti, Château Latour, Château Margaux and Château Lafite Rothschild among many others.

This sale held in collaboration between Christie’s and the Great Estates will offer buyers rare vinous treasures and many will also offer privileged opportunities, such as private tastings cellar tours with the estate’s family members or winemakers, gourmet lunches and dinners paired with the Estates’ fine wines, and overnight stays at the Estate.
Simon Tam, Head of Wine Asia, commented:

“Following the tragic Paris terrorist attacks of November 2015, Christie’s and the Great Estates have come together in a bid to raise funds in benefit of the French Red Cross. We are delighted to be presenting this one of a kind, legendary sale to collectors and connoisseurs around the world, who seek the finest and rarest wines and once in a lifetime unique experiences, all for a good cause.”

Lot Highlights

5054

Lot 5054
An exceptional lot not to be missed is from Château Mouton Rothschild. Château Mouton Rothschild is offering a lot of three magnums in their original wooden cases from 1989, 1999 and 2009 (estimate HK$160,000 – 300,000). These vintages are the perfect illustration of Château Mouton Rothschild’s evolution in excellence and unique character over the past three decades.
The lot also presents the wonderful opportunity to visit the Château where a private lunch will be held, in addition to joining a wine tasting event with a member of Château Mouton Rothschild’s technical team.

5019

 

Lot 5019

Bidders will be delighted by Château Ducru-Beaucaillou’s Mr. Bruno Borie’s First Decade Vertical Vintage Collection ranging from 2003 to 2012 (estimate HK$100,000 – 200,000), which represents the first 10 vintages of Mr. Bruno Borie as the head of Ducru Beaucaillou. The Borie family is one of only a handful of classified growth owners to live at their Château and known for their innovation by continuing to experiment with new methods to allow them to express their terroir to the fullest & finest extent.

5076

 

Lot 5076

Bouchard Père et Fils offers an exceptional and extremely rare bottle of La Romanée 1865 (estimate HK$100,000-150,000). This unique bottle reflects the quality that the wines from the estate in Burgundy have acquired during nearly three centuries of great care and patience.
This lot furthers presents the incredible chance for two people to visit the ageing cellars at the Château Du Beaune with a privileged tasting and gourmet lunch specially concocted by a Michelin starred chef, paired with Bouchard’s finest wines.

5198

Lot 5198
The exceedingly rare Harlan Estate 1990-2007 Vertical Collection, which offers vintages from 1990 through 2007 (estimate HK$200,000-400,000) will also be up for auction. The lot includes a VIP tour and amazing tasting experience in the hills of Oakville at Harlan itself.

5171

 

Lot 5171
A fabulous highlight of this sale is the Masseto Library Release that comprises one bottle each of vintages 2006 – 2011 (estimate HK$30,000–80,000). The lot further offers the unique opportunity to visit the estate with a guided tour of the winery and vineyards, as well as a tasting during lunch.
A further highlight is the Mixed Vega Sicilia Unico from Château Vega Sicilia, comprising one bottle each of the historic vintages of 1922, 1942, 1953, 1964, 1974 and 1982 (estimate HK$100,000-200,000).
Moreover, this lot includes a one in a lifetime opportunity to visit the Estate, as tours in Vega Sicilia are not usually possible.

vega-sicilia-cellars

Lot 5184

A further highlight is the Mixed Vega Sicilia Unico from Château Vega Sicilia, comprising one bottle each of the historic vintages of 1922, 1942, 1953, 1964, 1974 and 1982 (estimate HK$100,000-200,000).
Moreover, this lot includes a one in a lifetime opportunity to visit the Estate, as tours in Vega Sicilia are not usually possible.

Finest and Rarest Wines Direct from Great Estates
Auction: 27 May 2016
Venue: Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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