RESULTS: Fine and Rare Wines – Dr Ku’s Apothecary Collection

Hong Kong

Fine and Rare Wines –

Dr Ku’s Apothecary Collection

Hong Kong, 31 August 2013, Sale #3250

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

695 lots sold

Total: HK$ 29,804,844 / US$3,862,708 / £ 2,503,607 / € 2,935,777

     96% sold by lot

726 lots offered

HK$1 = US$0.1296 / £0.0840 / €0.0985

 97% sold by value

Lot  

Description

Estimate (HK$)

Price Realised

Buyer

554

Romanée Conti Grand Cru — Vintage 1969

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

 

3 magnums

300,000 - 450,000

HK$427,000

US$55,297

£36,722

42,956

Asian Private

588

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cros Parantoux — Vintage 2001

Côte de Nuits, Henri Jayer

 

10 bottles

260,000 - 380,000

HK$427,000

US$55,297

£36,722

€42,956

Asian Private

418

Pétrus — Vintage 1989

Pomerol

 

12 bottles

220,000 - 280,000

HK$317,200

US$41,077

£27,279

31,910

Asian Private

519

Assortment — Vintage 2005

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

 

10 bottles

190,000 - 260,000

HK$317,200

US$41,077

£27,279

31,910

Asian Private

555

Romanée Conti Grand Cru — Vintage 2003

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

 

3 bottles

220,000 - 300,000

HK$317,200

US$41,077

£27,279

31,910

Asian Private

420

Pétrus — Vintage 1990

Pomerol

 

12 bottles

240,000 - 350,000

HK$292,800

US$37,918

£25,181

29,456 

Asian Private

520-521

Assortment — Vintage 2005

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

 

10 bottles

190,000 - 260,000

HK$292,800

US$37,918

£25,181

29,456

Asian Private

544

La Tâche Grand Cru — Vintage 2005

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

 

12 bottles

240,000 - 300,000

HK$292,800

US$37,918

£25,181

29,456

Asian Private

96

Montrachet Grand Cru — Vintage 1990

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

 

8 bottles

200,000 - 280,000

HK$268,400

US$34,758

£23,082

27,001

Asian Private

452

Château Cheval Blanc — Vintage 1947

Saint-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (A)

 

3 bottles

200,000 - 300,000

HK$268,400

US$34,758

£23,082

27,001

Asian Private

Hong Kong – On Saturday, August 31, Fine and Rare Wines – Dr. Ku’s Apothecary Collection Sale at Christie’s Hong Kong totaled HK$29,804,844/ US$3,862,708, and was sold 96% by lot and 97% by value. The sale proceeds from Lot 249, a Jeroboam of Château Latour – Vintage 1961, sold at HK$146,400, will be donated to Dr. Ku’s charity foundation, the Kidney Dialysis Foundation.

Simon Tam, Head of Wine, Christie's China, said, “We witnessed strong international interests in today’s sale. Buyers from fourteen countries covering Asia, Americas and Europe participated in this single-owner collection, which was built up over decades by a passionate wine-collecting individual. We are pleased with the results of wines from Bordeaux and Petrus. Over 94% of the wine from Petrus, in particular, were sold above its estimate range. White wines and champagnes were also warmly welcomed with over 94% of those sold above its estimate range. This indicates the diversity of tastes, and the depth and width of the wine market.”

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To view the full auction results:

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intSaleid=24308&viewType=list

PRESS CONTACT:

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs,

financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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