Sometimes an appreciation for good charity can be stronger than for one of the world's finest bottles of red wine. An anonymous connoisseur - who paid $200,000 for the 1902 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (pictured) at an auction for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund last year - has decided to give the bottle back for another auction. The buyer made the decision after discovering the fund was still $11 million short of funding crucial projects. The fund is likely to benefit from a higher price for the selflessly returned bottle at its charity gala on February 18. Signed by Baron Eric de Rothschild, the bottle is highly sought after because it has been stored in the cellar of the historic Bordeaux vineyard since being bottled. Chateau Lafite has long been one of the most coveted wines, with a judge in 1855 crediting it with the 'finest body' in France. All money raised by the gala will go towards crucial upgrades to three of the cancer fund's existing resource centres inside public hospitals, and to helping to open new care centres. 'This is a really special wine that has never been available anywhere else in the world,' fund spokesperson Irene Cheung Kang-man said. 'We are honoured that the patron was generous enough to give it back.' Ironically, it is unlikely that the bottle will ever be opened. 'The lucky person who buys the bottle will probably see it more as a collector's item than something they are looking forward to drinking,' Ms Cheung said.