Lafite-Rothschild, Petrus & Ausone are the best sellers at $6.1m Hong Kong Wine Sale

A selection of modern classics came to auction in Hong Kong last Saturday September 18, as part of a selection of wines from the SK Networks Collection.

In total, 369 lots of wine were up for auction and the event proved highly popular with Asian collectors with 100% of lots selling at the event.

The famous Chateau
Ausone sold well

And once again, it was the Bordeaux vintages which led the way in terms of sale prices, with a number of fine wines providing equally fine auction prices.

One of the top lots of the sale was an 18 bottle case of the Château Lafite-Rothschild 2000 Vintage.

Described by Christie's as possessing a "very sweet, delicious, fragrant aroma" which proved a taste that is "fairly sweet on the palate, very crisp," this wine sold for £34,566 ($54,335) in what proved to be the top figure at the auction.

The Château Pétrus vintage of 1995 also proved popular amongst the Asian investors with one 12 bottle lot reaching a sale price of £25,678 ($40,186).

Away from this, two lots of the Château Ausone came to auction with quite a reputation amongst wine collectors.

 After all, the Ausone was one of only two wines to receive the ranking of Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine back in 2006.

And here it provided some memorable prices, with two separate 12 bottle lots of the 2000 vintage selling for £25,184 ($39,587) and £23,702 ($37,259) respectively.

Elsewhere, the 1996 vintage of the Château Lafite-Rothschild came up for sale as an 18 bottle lot and the classic wine delivered a price of £ 23,702 ($37,259) to cap a memorable day of sales for the Bordeaux region.

Similarly impressive results were also seen for numerous 12 bottle lots of the Lafite-Rothschild's 2000 vintage with the top price reaching £22,715 ($35,549).

The event saw an overall sales total of £3,961,346 ($6,199,530) in what proved another successful day for the Asian fine wine investment market.



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