By Ian Neubauer
Some of the world’s rarest Champagnes and wines will go under the hammer in Hong Kong next month when auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit offers 950 lots valued at more than $10 million.
The Free and Rare wine auction will take place at the Hong Kong Shangri-La Hotel on November 15 and offer rare finds, including a super-lot of 12 original wooden cases of Romanée Conti Burgundy Assortments from the 1990s.
It will also herald the world premier of unique Krug Champagne lots sourced directly from the manufacturer, and a selection of 51 lots of Chateau Pétrus Bordeux highlighted by five original cases of the 1989 vintage.
“We have made an extraordinary start in Asia with our first-ever Hong Kong sale in May achieving [$10.65] million, a record total for any wine auction in Asia,” said Acker Merrall & Condit’s president, John Kapon. “This astonishing result has clearly demonstrated our achievement in firmly establishing ourselves as the premier wine auctioneer in Asia.”
The auctioneer also announced that beginning today (October 3), clients can view images and download the catalogue of the November auction at www.ackerasia.com, as well as being able to register, search and bid online.