The wines originated from two private cellars of American collectors appropriately titled The Classic Cellar, and An Exceptional Cellar.
The debut use of online bidding in Hong Kong proved a successful addition to the Sotheby’s event with web-savvy bidders competing for approximately 56 percent of the lots on offer during the two day sale.
More than 79 percent of the lots on show fetched well-above their pre-auction estimates which resulted in what was almost complete success for Asian buyers who accounted for 99 percent of all lot winners.
Amongst the sales was the world-record breaking auction of an imperial six-litre Château Pétrus 1982 which was won at a price of US$93,000.
A lot including 12 Romanée Conti 1995 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti also went for US$93,000.
Other items auctioned during the Autumn Sale included modern Chinese ink paintings, private watch collections and a Chinese works of art collection from the Qianlong period.
This was Sotheby’s first year selling wine in Asia.