16,689 bottles of wine will make for the highest-estimated wine auction in history


Wine connoisseurs- here’s your chance to purchase some of the finest wines they ever were, all under one gamble and one roof! Enter Sotheby’s biggest wine auction wherein 17,000 of the finest bottles from Burgundy, Champagne, Rhône, Bordeaux, and Italy are all set to be sold under a combined lot that is priced at an estimated $26 million (HK $206 million).

Touted as the auction house’s highest-estimated sale to date, the event will give away one of the most important single-owner wine collections in the world. It is dubbed as the ‘Tran-scend-ent Wines’ collection and will include 2,704 lots of wines with 250 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti spanning five decades, the La Tâche 1953 and Montrachet from 1972 to 2006, as well as 80 lots of Maison and Domaine Leroy. It will also contain 600 lots of the Domaine Coche-Dury, with over 200 lots of Corton Charlemagne from 1988 to 2012, over 170 lots of Meursault, Perrières from 1982 to 2014, and over 90 lots of Meursault from 1989 to 2015.

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Commenting on the rare sale, Serena Sutcliffe, honorary chairman of Sotheby’s wine stated, “This is a wine auction that, put simply, transcends all others. The scope, range and sheer beauty of the wines in this collection are breathtaking,” The ‘Tran-scend-ent Wines’ auction will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from March 29-31. Care to spare millions for some exquisite wine(s)?

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