Cheers to excellent vintages worth HK$7m

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am


The Spring Fine & Rare Wines Auction offers an exceptional selection of vintages from around the world, carefully sourced from pristine private collections.

A total of 300 lots, with an estimated value of HK$7 million, will go on the block in conjunction with the Rarest Single Malt Whisky and Man's Chan Cognac Collection sale. Bonhams is the only international auction house in Hong Kong offering rare single malt whisky, and it will be the city's first fine cognac auction. A highlight is an outstanding European wine collection of the rarest Burgundy: two cases of Romanee Conti 1988 in their pristine original wooden cases with sequential numbers. From Bordeaux come two cases of Petrus 1982, a case of Lafite Rothschild 1982 and a case of Latour 1982.

Headlining the whisky sale is the oldest bottle of Gordon & MacPhail Generations Glenlivet 70 Years Old (Distilled 1940).

Other highlights include six bottles of Springbank Limited Edition from 25 to 50 years old and a vertical offering of Macallan Vintage 1950 to 1985.

The Man's Chan Cognac Collection consists of 50 lots of precious cognac that includes a pre-phylloxera vintage dating back to 1840, the A.E. Dor Cognac No 5. Spirited bidding is also anticipated among connoisseurs for a bottle of A. Hardy Perfection Cognac, a rare and excellent cognac that dates back to the 1870s.