SOTHEBY'S 2019 WINE AUCTION TO SHOWCASE FINEST & RAREST WINES
Updated: Feb 2
Sotheby’s Hong Kong wine auction opening Saturday 19th January looks set to start the year of with a bang showcasing some of the finest & rarest wines featuring a historic collection of Penfolds.
Presenting over 790 lots estimated in excess of HK$23 million/ US$2.9 million*. The sale is headlined by an unprecedented collection of Penfolds vintages, including a complete vertical of Grange Magnums from the first 1979 vintage to 2014, as well as historic Penfolds vintages dating back to the 1950s.
Adam Bilbey, Head of Sotheby’s Wine, Asia, states, “Coinciding with the 175th anniversary of Penfolds, we are very pleased to offer a rare collection featuring eight decades of this Australian icon’s history, presenting collectors with an unmatched opportunity to acquire both rare and legendary vintages of Penfolds’ most famous wines.”
The sale also boasts over 120 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, and over 60 lots of coveted Burgundy from Armand Rousseau, Leroy and Henri Jayer. Whisky highlights include 3 sets of The Macallan Exceptional Single Cask 2017 Releases direct from the distillery, and The Yamazaki 50 Years 2007 Release.
Last year Sotheby’s set a world record for any wine sales series when a two-day series of auctions in Hong Kong brought a combined total of HK$228,300,300 / US$29,090,025. Comprising 1,758 lots, The Philanthropist’s Cellar, The Cellar from the Estate of Jerry Perenchio, and Finest & Rarest Wines were 100% sold.