Held as a two day event, The Sotheby’s October wine auction took place in Hong Kong October 1st-2nd.
Rare Imperials of Chateau Lafite, Latour and Cheval Blanc and Jeroboams of Mouton and Haut Brion were up for grabs, as well as a selection of Lafite from the Rothschild’s private cellars, raking in sales totaling $12.7 million
Auction highlights included the sale of 12 bottles of 1990 Chateau Petrus at $43,436, the six-liter Imperials of Chateau Lafite Rothschild from 2000 which sold for $20,167 and 12 bottles of 1988 Domaine de la Romanée Conti for a whopping $116,346.
New York-based Sotheby’s said its first day sale, the eighth part of the long-running Classic Cellar of a Great American Collector, sold all bottles, fetching a total of $3.5 million, just under Sotheby’s highest pre-auction estimate of $4 million. The second day of the auction raised $9.2 million from the sale of the Finest & Rarest Wines, including The Ultimate Nine from The Bordeaux Winebank Collection.