Highest-Estimated Wine Auction Ever to Feature 16,689 Bottles

By Paul Joseph

Sotheby’s are set to host what is being billed as the highest-estimated wine auction ever, featuring an incredible 16,689 bottles of highly sought-after wines.

Some of the finest bottles from Burgundy, Champagne, Rhône, Bordeaux, and Italy are all set to be sold under a combined lot that will be priced at an estimated $26 million.

Among the bottles going under the hammer will be one of the most important single-owner wine collections in the world.

Dubbed the ‘Tran-scend-ent Wines’ collection, it includes 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.

Speaking about the rare sale, Serena Sutcliffe, honorary chairman of Sotheby’s wine said “This is a wine auction that, put simply, transcends all others. The scope, range and sheer beauty of the wines in this collection are breath-taking.”

The ‘Tran-scend-ent Wines’ auction will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from 29-31 March.

By Paul Joseph