Some of the most pedigreed Bordeaux bottles from the personal cellars of Prince Robert of Luxembourg, his family and his friends will be on offer in an unprecedented sale on May 21 in New York at Sotheby’s.
LA-based lawyer Don Cornwell has raised serious concerns over two large format DRC bottles offered by Acker in Hong Kong, including a world record-breaking methuselah. Even after the wine has been rescinded, doubts still linger.
The 161st edition of the Hospices de Beaune made a grand comeback after the pandemic and brought a total of €12.6 million, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate and set a new record price for the president’s barrel.
Recent research shows the value of fine wine investment has outperformed luxury Hermès handbags and Rolex watches during the pandemic. Auction house Sotheby’s record-breaking year in wine and spirits sale in Asia affirms the trend.
A 15-liter bottle of Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton Rothschild – known otherwise as the “Nebuchadnezzar” – from the legendary vintage of 2000 was sold at Bonhams Hong Kong for more than one million Hong Kong dollars to an Asian collector.
A 30-year-old Macallan 1991 whisky cask will go under the hammer at Bonhams Hong Kong as part of its ‘Fine and Rare Whisky Sale’ on August 20. The rare cask is expected to fetch at least HK$3.2 million.