Live Auction: 5 September 2020 • 2:00 AM GMT • Hong Kong
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Sotheby’s Wine will present a spectacular selection of wines from the private cellar of Dr. Gordon Ku on 5 September at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. Comprising over 850 lots estimated at HK$27-38 million / US$3.5-5 million, the sale will offer some of the world’s most revered wines amassed during fifty years of collecting.
A discerning wine lover as well as a gastronome, Dr. Gordon Ku’s wine collecting began modestly from when he was training as a physician in London in the early 1970s. Over the course of the following fifty years, he never ceased to explore his interest and appreciation for the finest wines, which grew in tandem with the collection, resulting in this great private cellar.
The collection is headlined by a sensational line-up of Burgundy in a vast range of formats and vintages spanning four decades, including 62 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, 11 of which are DRC assortments in original wooden cases, 54 lots of Domaine Leflaive , and 32 lots of Armand Rousseau.
The sale also boasts an array of show-stopping Bordeaux, with Haut Brion and La Mission, Latour, Lafite, Margaux and Mouton, highlighted by Petrus spanning six decades of starry vintages, including the legendary 1961 vintage and a double magnum of 1970. The Rhône selection features Guigal’s La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque to the fore, rounded up by Chave and La Chapelle. Superlative 1974 vintage from the legendary Heitz Martha’s Vineyard, adds to the New World allure of this collection.
古國泰醫生既是愛酒之人也是美食家。他早在 1970 年代於倫敦讀醫之時已開始收藏洋酒，隨後五十 年更一直不懈發掘美酒，其鑑賞力與窖藏份量與日俱增，至今成就這個重要窖藏。
拍賣焦點為一系列不同瓶裝並横跨四十年的布艮地佳釀，包括 62 項羅曼尼康帝酒莊（DRC）名釀，其 中有 11 項原木箱組合套裝；另有 54 項 Leflaive 拍品，以及 32 項 Armand Rousseau 拍品。
專場同時帶來一系列矚目的波爾多出品，包括侯伯王、美訊、拉圖、拉菲、瑪歌、木桐等，更有跨越 60年的柏翠堡，囊括多個重要年份，如傳奇的 1961年及一瓶1970年三公升裝。隆河區精選包括Guigal 的頂級出品La Mouline、La Landonne 及 La Turque，還有Chave及La Chapelle。此外，顯赫的1974年 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard葡萄園特釀，則是新世界產區的魅力之選。
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Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business.
The Hong Kong Tax has been fully paid on these lots, however, the buyer has sole responsibility for any transport costs and any duty or taxes when shipping the lot outside of Hong Kong.
For all sale enquiries please contact:
Adam Bilbey | Adam.Bilbey@sothebys.com | +852 2822 9024
Senior Director, Head of Sotheby's Wine Asia
Paul Wong | Paul.Wong@sothebys.com | +852 2822 5541
Director, Senior Specialist, Wine
Kent Law | Kent.Law@sothebys.com | +852 2822 5595
Fiona Hui | Fiona.Hui@sothebys.com | +852 2822 8173
Junior Specialist, Wine