Fit for the royalty, connoisseurs and collectors alike, the Bonhams Hong Kong 2012 Autumn Auction of Fine & Rare Wines scheduled to be held on Nov. 21st, impressively salutes wine of the Tsars, whisky of the monarchs and cognac of the kings. Notably, a total of 500 lots including the fine and rare wines ranging from legendary Bordeaux and French Burgundy to iconic Italian wines carefully sourced from premium private collections in Europe and Asia, with an estimate of $1.67 million will go to the auction block at the Island Shangri-La Hotel. And, some of the lots highlights include the 12 bottles of Romanée-Conti 1988, 12 bottles of Château Pétrus 1982, and the 6 bottles of Romanée-Conti 1997.
Estimated Price: $97,000 - 120,000
Described to be the most fullest and tannic examples of the Romanée-Conti, the wine in these 12 bottles of "Lot 1743" comes staggeringly concentrated with a bouquet that almost defies articulation.
Château Pétrus 1982
Estimate Price: $57,000 - 65,000
The color of the wine in these 12 bottles of Lot "1751" Château Pétrus 1982, which includes 2 nicked, 1 scuffed, 1 lightly tattered, and 1 wine-stained label, reveals some amber at the edge. And, there’s a sweet nose of roasted herbs, caramel, cherry jam, cedar, and smoke followed by a thick, full-bodies, low acid, makes this wine sweet, smoky and ideal for drinking now and after 20-25 years.
Estimate Price: $45,000 - 58,000
The 6 bottles of wine Lot "1747" Romanée-Conti 1997 boasts a saturated dark ruby color as well as a mouth-watering nose of leather, juniper berries, cherries and spices.
Speaking about the rare and most expensive wines, we have earlier seen that Château Pétrus has been duly named king of wine investments, while a rare Domaine Romanée-Conti was estimated to fetch $105,000 at Fine Wine Auction in U.S. Last year too Hong Kong was host to the 2011 biggest wine auction of rare French wines.