By Jim Boyce | Sothesby’s wine and whisky event this past weekend in Hong Kong fetched just over USD9.3 million, reports the auction house. While Burgundy icons continued to bring in the big bucks, whisky packed a wallop, too, as the lot Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection sold for almost USD990,000.
Twelve-packs of 1990 Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux and 1961 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle both sold for USD157,000 while a bottles of 1978 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti topped USD102,000. Five magnums of Château Latour 1961 fetched nearly USD71,000. Nearly all of the top lots went to buyers based in Asia.