November 6, 2020
We’re now smack in the middle of this fantastic fall season, and this sale could not be a more fitting tribute! We have for you another two-day sale on November 5th and 7th, with an expected HK$70M available and over 1,500 larger than life lots. Friday debuts with 600 lots of the finest and rarest wines from an array of the best collectors. Saturday’s selection is a single cellar session, devoted to the Incomparable Collection of the Golden Phoenix. After reaching new heights of over 100 World Record prices and 100% sold, he has continued his ascent to roost in Hong Kong with a spectacular single-owner session of over 900 delectable lots for your bidding pleasure. The Golden Phoenix Bordeaux begins with an array of Bordeaux’ best Super Seconds (and thirds, fourths, and fifths!) as Ducru, Leoville Las Cases, Lynch Bages, Montrose, and Pichon Lalande bring us back to 1982. White Burgundies whet our whistles with significant selections of Domaine Leflaive, full cases of Lafon Montrachet, and delicacies from Ramonet, Raveneau, Dauvissat, and more. Then, a string of L’Evangile, Lafleur, Petrus, Trotanoy, and Vieux Chateau Certan remind us of the merits of Merlot! Next, we venture across the Gironde to Pessac Leognan for Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion, two icons in their own rights. We would be remiss not to mention the assortment of Haut Brion Blanc and Laville Haut Brion before we head north to another First Growth favorite, Chateau Margaux. A Burgundian interlude from historic friends Comte de Vogue, Roumier, and Drouhin brings us right back to Bordeaux with a historic offering of Pomerol’s pride, Chateau Le Pin. From 1985 to 2015, this comprehensive selection from one of the smallest properties in all of Bordeaux brings breadth and depth as half-bottles, magnums, and Imperials all are present in this prestigious parcel. The pendulum swings back to Burgundy as lovely lady Leroy brings us cases of D’Auvenay Grand Crus— both red and white, rare bottles of 1990 Domaine Leroy Chambertin, Richebourg, and Romanee St. Vivant, and stunning selections in the best vintages of her highly coveted premiers crus, like Boudots, Beaux Monts, Goutte d’Or, and Folatieres. These are the two most significant producer offerings from the Golden Phoenix and collectors should not miss the incredible selections of these rarities. The barrage of beautiful Burgundy continues with an astounding selection featuring 1996 Rousseau Chambertin, 2003s from Comte Liger-Belair, both La Romanee and Aux Reignots, some delicious Grand Crus from Dujac, and rare bottles from the famous trio of Rouget, Meo Camuzet, and Henri Jayer. Pauillac then brings the power with superb selections of Lafite, Latour, and Mouton. There are stunning St. Emilions from Angelus, Ausone, and Cheval Blanc, before a robust selection of Rhone rarities and wines further afield from Chave, Guigal, Giacosa, Gaja, and friends bring us to a close. A kiss of sweetness in the form of Chateau d’Yquem ends the day as the Golden Phoenix delivers us the finest once more! It’s a pleasure to bring you such an astonishing array of the world’s finest and rarest wines in this superlative November auction on Thursday, November 5th and Saturday, November 7th “live online” in Hong Kong.