The Bonhams Hong Kong 2012 Autumn Auction of Fine & Rare Wines, Cognac and Rarest Single Malt Whisky offers an exceptional selection of top drawer wines, single malt whisky and vintage cognac fit for royalty.
Fit for the royalty, connoisseurs and collectors alike, the Bonhams Hong Kong 2012 Autumn Auction of Fine & Rare Wines scheduled to be held on Nov. 21st, impressively salutes wine of the Tsars, whisky of the monarchs and cognac of the kings. Notably, a total of 500 lots including the fine and rare wines ranging from legendary Bordeaux and French Burgundy to iconic Italian wines carefully sourced from premium private collections in Europe and Asia, with an estimate of $1.67 million will go to the auction block at the Island Shangri-La Hotel. And, some of the lots highlights include the 12 bottles of Romanée-Conti 1988, 12 bottles of Château Pétrus 1982, and the 6 bottles of Romanée-Conti 1997.
Of particular interest to oenophiles is a collection of ‘Wine of the Tsars’ – Massandra wines from Ukraine offered for the first time at an auction in Hong Kong. The Massandra winery was built in the 1890s in order to supply wines to Tsar Nicholas II’s summer palace in nearby Yalta. Bottles of wine — some dating from the 18th century — were stored in tunnels, some 500 feet long, dug into a mountainside nearly 200 feet below ground.
The tunnels provided perfect storage conditions for a collection, now estimated at almost 1 million bottles that combines vintages from around the world with locally produced sweet and fortified wines such as Madeiras, muscats and ports.
You can find the below:
Château Pétrus 1982, Estimate Price: $57,000 – 65,000
Romanée-Conti 1997, Estimate Price: $45,000 – 58,000
The 6 bottles of wine Lot “1747″ Romanée-Conti 1997 boasts a saturated dark ruby color as well as a mouth-watering nose of leather, juniper berries, cherries and spices.
Speaking about the rare and most expensive wines, we have earlier seen that Château Pétrus has been duly named king of wine investments, while a rare Domaine Romanée-Conti was estimated to fetch $105,000 at Fine Wine Auction in U.S. Last year too Hong Kong was host to the 2011 biggest wine auction of rare French wines.