Cheval Blanc Direct from the Château & an Important European Cellar achieved US$3.1 million at Sotheby’s

Continuing the success of the two-day Spring sales of wine in April which totalled HK$100 million / US$13 million, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Evening Sale titled A Celebration Of Year Of The Horse: Cheval Blanc Direct From The Château and An Important European Cellar yesterday soared above high estimate to achieve HK$24.4 million / U$3.1 million in the vibrant saleroom at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. All 600 lots found buyers. The 220 lots of large-format bottles from magnum to melchior direct from Château Cheval Blanc achieved a remarkable HK$11.3 million / US$1.5 million against a high estimate of HK$9.5 million / US$1.2 million. Wine lovers competed with enthusiasm for mature vintages of perfect provenance and pristine condition, sending more than 70% of the offerings from the Château over their high estimates. The top lot of the sale, a nebuchadnezzar of Château

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