There’s no denying that the rare wine market is huge in Hong Kong. Spectrum Wine Auctions is set to capitalize on that with an auction this summer that puts them in two places at once. The wine auction specialists will offer 575 lots in its next fine and rare wine live auction simultaneously on Friday, June 25 at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, at 6 p.m. PDT, and on Saturday, June 26 at the Peninsula Hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong, at 9 a.m. HKT. Bidders will have the opportunity to bid live, via fax and telephone, and via the internet in real time at www.spectrumwine.com. Small bites and various wines will be offered throughout the session and attendance is open to the public and is free of charge.
The June auction features abundance of 100-point Parker wines and has an estimate of $3.5 million. Highlights include 12 bottles of 1978 RomanÃ©e Conti estimated at $150,000. Also up for bid will be more highlights from the collection of Aubrey McClendon including 1982 and 1986 ChÃ¢teau Mouton Rothschild, 1996 and 2003 ChÃ¢teau Lafite Rothschild, and 1997 and 2001 Harlan, other fine properties for sale include ChÃ¢teau Haut Brion from 1945-2006, ChÃ¢teau Latour spanning 1928-2006, a full cadre of Domaine de la RomanÃ©e Conti from 1953-2005, and Screaming Eagle from 1995-2007. A Nebuchadnezzar (15L) of 2005 ChÃ¢teau d’Yquem in original presentation wood case, numbered #28 out of 100 is estimated at $17,500.
By Deidre Woollard | Source :: www.luxist.com