Auction introduction: Christie’s are thrilled to introduce part two of an incredible single-owner collection of the world’s finest and rarest wines. These superlative wines were bought from highly reputable sources, many at Christie’s, direct from estate sales and many were sourced from the wine producers’ agents. The majority of the wines were stored in the impeccable deep underground cellars at Octavian Vaults in the UK prior to temperature and humidity-controlled air shipment to Hong Kong.
The main focus of this collection is the diverse and exemplary offering of exceedingly rare top-quality red and white Burgundy. The selection of wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Domaine Armand Rousseau in particular is awe-inspiring. Not to mention the array of exceptional wines from other fantastic Domaines: Henri Jayer, Domaine des Lambrays, Comte Liger Belair, Dujac, Leflaive, Bouchard, Coche-Dury, de Vogüé, Domaine Etienne Sauzet, Georges Roumier, Henri Boillot, Jacques-Frederic Mugnier, Méo-Camuzet, Ponsot, Ramonet, Dauvissat, Raveneau, and many more.
The selection of Champagne is mouth-watering, with multiple top quality vintages from Krug, including exceedingly rare Krug Clos du Mesnil Louis Roederer’s Cristal & Cristal Rosé, Salon, Philipponnat, Dom Pérignon, Dom Ruinart, Pol Roger, Bollinger & Taittinger.
To complete the private collection are legendary vintages from Bordeaux First Growth Châteaux and the Right Bank, including 1892 Chateau Latour (from Christie’s Rarities from the Cellar of Château Latour), rare Rhône, historic vintages of Port, Madeira and Californian.