Bordeaux rules at Hong Kong auction with 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc bottles sold at $84,000
Described to be the greatest wine ever made, the Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947 boasts such an extraordinary reputation that in the recent decades it has consistently fetched the highest price of any comparable Bordeaux. We have earlier seen that this iconic wine which has been given A class status in the Classification of Saint-Emilion wine, set a record of single bottle sold at Christie’s auction in Geneva to a private collector for $304,580, to become the one of the world’s most expensive wines. Acclaimed not only for its rare quality but also for its longevity, the Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947 has now topped the Hong Kong sale held on January 13th. As the lot of 6 bottles consigned from a private cellar in Bordeaux and presented in a new wooden Cheval Blanc case achieved an impressive price of $83,845.
Notably, the vintage 1947 was characterized by near perfect weather with very little rain and exceptionally warm conditions, and is also described as ‘an accident of nature’ by Pierre Lurton, who manages the estate on behalf of its owners.
This vintage wine that resembles no other had a long finish, no dryness, and offers suppleness, power, licorice, cedar, plum, velvety tannis, an unequalled smoothness, and an endless finale.
Château Cheval Blanc is a wine producer in Saint-Émilion in the Bordeaux wine region of France, and its wine is one of only four to receive the highest rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) status in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine.
Besides, we have also seen the sale offering of Chateau Lafite 1982 wine, the Chateau Petrus which has been named king of wine investments, the Penfolds Wines limited edition Cabernet Sauvignon which sells for $168,000, and the 1774 Bottle of Vin Jaune which was offerred at Christie’s Fine wines auction.