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Hermitage to Feature at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Wine Sale

December 01, 2012

Hermitage to Feature With DRC at Sotheby's Hong Kong Wine Sale

Bottles being offered for sale by Sotheby's in a December 2012 wine auction in Hong Kong. Source: Sotheby's via Bloomberg

Sotheby’s (BID:US) holds a wine sale in Hong Kong this week featuring Hermitage La Chapelle as well as Romanee-Conti 1995 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and Richebourg 1985 DRC Burgundies.

A three-bottle lot of Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 Paul Jaboulet Aine and a three-liter jeroboam of Romanee-Conti 1995 DRC each carry an upper estimate of HK$400,000 ($51,600), while a 12-bottle case of Richebourg 1985 DRC is estimated at as much as HK$220,000, according to its online catalog.

Leading the Bordeaux section of its sale is a case of Chateau Petrus 2000, estimated to fetch as much as HK$550,000, and two separate lots of Chateau Petrus 2005, one a 12-bottle case and the other six magnums, each estimated at as much as HK$300,000.

Zachys is holding sales over three days in New York at the end of this week, and taking the occasion to mark its 10th anniversary.

Wines up for auction include Bordeaux first-growth Chateau Haut-Brion 1961, La Tache 1990 DRC and a selection of Domaine Leflaive from Burgundy and almost 100 lots of Italian producer Gaja, including Barbaresco, Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino wines.

Acker Merrall & Condit also holds a three-day sale in Hong Kong.

Following is a list of global wine sales taking place this weekend and scheduled for the rest of this year. Dates may be subject to revision, and links are to auction house sale catalogs and websites.


Dec. 1:         Sotheby’s, New York
Dec. 6/7/8:     Zachys, New York
Dec. 6/7/8:     Acker, Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong
Dec. 7:         Sotheby’s, Hong Kong
Dec. 8:         Sotheby’s, Hong Kong
Dec. 8:         Hart Davis Hart, Chicago
Dec. 12:        Sotheby’s, London
Dec. 13:        Christie’s, London
Dec. 15:        Christie’s, New York
Dec. 19:        Acker, Merrall & Condit, New York

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