Rhône & Champagne highlights Hong Kong Spring Auctions

Christie’s Wine Department will host an auction of rare vintages of Rhône & Champagne from Dom Pérignon, Krug and Salon in three Single Owner Collections on 26-27 May in Hong Kong.

Other highlights include Château Cheval-Blanc 1947, Château Mouton Rothschild 1945 and a Vertical Collection of Dom Pérignon 1943 – 2006 which will all be on sale at the Spring Auctions in May.

Simon Tam, head of Wine Asia, said: “These sales demonstrate our leadership position and pioneering spirit, as well as our extensive networks with private collectors and the best châteaus in the world.

“This season apart from presenting a comprehensive range of mature and vibrantly youthful Bordeaux and Burgundy from iconic domains, we are setting the trend by bringing together very fine and rare vintage Rhône and Champagne, both with exceptional provenance and they hardly come by at auctions.

“We expect a full salesroom and spirited bidding from experienced and new wine collectors.”

On 26 May, a group of 312 bottles and 18 magnums of Rhône vintages 2001, 2007 and 2008 will be sold by an owner who bought the wines in celebration of the birth of his child in 2007.

Another star lot of the auction taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is a group of 12 bottles of Château Cheval-Blanc 1947, which has been reconditioned in the château to ensure its impeccable state and authenticity. This lot is estimated to sell for US$140-180,000.