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Five show-stopping lots at Kaigai online auction

Here are five show-stopping lots at Kaigai's online auction that will bound to attract fierce bidding among collectors, including the iconic Yamazaki 1960 40 Year Old and the legendary 1978 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

2014 & 2015 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Petits Monts (Lot 18) 

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is a 23-acre estate in Vosne-Romanee of Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits. Although considered a relatively new estate in Burgundy since it was created in 2000 by Louis-Michel Liger-Belair. The vineyards have been in the Liger-Belair family since the early 19th century. The original Louis Liger-Belair was a general in Napoleon’s army. He purchased the chateau in 1815 and in the early 20th century wines were made under the name of Comte Liger-Belair.

Les Petits Monts, a 9-acre (3.6 ha) Premier Cru vineyard in the Vosne-Romanee appellation of Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits, is divided up into about 20 individually owned parcels. It’s considered by many wine critics as the best expression from Vosne-Romanee appellation.

The wine has a cult following among wine collectors due to its rarity, and has emerged as a new star at auctions. Earlier in June, Acker Merrall and Condit has a direct consignment from the winery, and were collectively sold for 30% over the offering’s high estimates. Three rare bottles of 2013 Les Petits Monts were sold for HKD$29,760/USD$3,840 at the time.

The lot 18 at the Kaigai auction consisting of two consecutive vintages of 2014 and 2015 Petits Montes has a minimum bidding price of ¥340,000, which is roughly US$3,220, a much more competitive price due to a slight label stain on the 2015 vintage.  

Bid here.

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