Auction Season Is Back With Three Exceptional Asian Wine Collections

With the summer lull almost over the region will soon be welcoming back the sound of the hammer closing out bids. However after some record breaking auction results earlier in the year across many specilaist collectable classes, will the appetite for acquisition return. The recent yuan devaluation and equity market volatility may have taken some of the liquidity out of the market but with auctions coming thick and fast from next month we will see if passion investing can retain its momentum.

Christie’s wine fall season will kick off in Hong Kong on September 11 and 12 with an exciting selection of wines from three major Asian consignors.

  • Featuring Extremely Rare Mature Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône Wines
  • An Exciting Collection of Vintage Bollinger Champagne from Japan
  • Iconic Australian & Fine Bordeaux Wines from Peter Chu’s collection
Over 10,000 bottles of top French and Australian wines as well as a choice collection of Bollinger champagne in exceptional condition will be offered at auction in a sale that will excellently display the Asian passion for wine.

The auction will commence with a top quality selection of the finest French wines from the Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône regions to be offered from a prestigious private Asian collection. Multiple vintages of all the First Growths, Pétrus, Le Pin, Ausone and Cheval Blanc will be featured, including two cases of six bottles of Le Pin 2000 estimated at HK$140,000-200,000.

Consigned from Japan is an appealing selection of mature vintages from Champagne Bollinger. Amongst the most interesting bottles featured in this section are RD 1990 & 1995, Grande Année 1997, Grande Année Rosé 1999 and the extremely rare ‘pre-phylloxera’ Vieilles Vignes Françaises 1998 offered in individual wooden presentation cases (estimate: HK$48,000 - 70,000. Another top lot of this collection is a case of 12 bottles of Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut 1990 estimated at HK$20,000-30,000.

The sale is further complemented by the private collection of renowned Hong Kong wine merchant Peter Chu, which displays a spectrum of the most iconic Australian wines, including mature Shiraz, but also comprises of a large offering of Classed Growth Bordeaux.


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