By William Stolerman
Christie's Hong Kong will auction a variety of fine wines this September in a sale sourced from SK Networks.
A single-owner sale, SK Networks is the Korea-based, global, business giant encompassing a host of sectors such as trading, natural resources, petroleum, telecommunications and pertinently, wine.
Produced by some of the world’s most renowned châteaux including Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Mouton-Rothschild, Margaux and Haut-Brion; the 400 cases have been cellared in the UK and Bordeaux since purchase and are expected to fetch in excess of HK$26 million/US$3.4 million.
David Elswood, International Director of Wine, Christie’s Asia and Europe, said: "SK Networks is a leading global enterprise from Korea and a world-class brand with a long, illustrious history. As the world’s leading auction house, Christie’s is delighted to offer in Hong Kong this distinguished collection as a stand-alone sale."
"The collection, which consists of great Bordeaux wines from the finest First Growths and other famous châteaux put together with impeccable taste, provides a perfect opportunity for wine collectors to acquire top vintages in excellent condition."
Up for grabs are 80 cases of Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild from 1990 – 2006, 60 cases of Châteaux Latour from 1990 – 2003, and 20 cases of Châteaux Haut-Brion from 1990 – 2003.
The auction will take place on September 18 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong.