Posted by Rachel England on 24 October 2018
Bonhams will host its largest ever wine and spirits sale in Hong Kong this autumn, with over 1,000 lots going under the hammer.
Taking place on 16 November, the sale has a pre-sale estimate of HK$30 million, and will feature Bordeaux, cult Napa Cabernet and top flight Australian wines, including 1990 Petrus, 1982 Margaux, 1992 Henschke Hill of Grace, 1986 Penfolds Grange and 1994 Dominus.
Other highlights will include a five litre bottle of 2000 Mouton Rothschild, bottle number five of 5,000 signed by the late Baroness Philippine (HK$140,000-HK$150,000), and a vertical of 53 bottles of Mouton spanning 1960 to 2010 (HK$300,000 to HK$380,000).
Later in the month, Bonham’s London will offer 17 vintages of Le Pin in double magnums, consigned directly from the estate’s cellar will be offered by the auctioneer in London.
The vintages range from 1994 to 2015, with the 2009, 2010 and 2015 wines carrying estimates of £12,000 to £15,000 each.
Of the London sale, Bonhams global head of wine, Richard Harvey MW, said: “Bonhams is honoured to have been entrusted by Le Pin with the sale of these rare double-magnums of such impeccable provenance. The vintages on offer range from 1994 (a great success at the estate) through to 2015. This is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire large formats from one of Bordeaux’s finest properties.”