The auction house described it as ‘the largest, most important and by far the most valuable wine collection ever to come to the market’.
It features a huge array of fine and rare wines, including two six-litre Methuselahs of Domaine de la Romaneé-Conti La Tâche 1985, which have an estimated price of up to $190,000 (£156,000) apiece.
There will be around 25,000 wines in total, which Chen accumulated over a 40-year period, forming ‘the most broad-ranging, valuable cellar ever’.
Further highlights include six magnums of Henri Jayer Vosne Romanée Cros Parantoux 1er Cru 2001. It was the last wine that Henri Jayer, dubbed the ‘godfather of Burgundy’, made before retiring. Each magnum has an estimated price of $50,000 to $70,000 (£41,000 to £58,000).
The auction will also feature a six-litre Imperial of Petrus 1982, along with a magnum of Château Latour 1961 and three magnums of Salon Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 1971.
Hong Kong will host the first auction of the collection’s wines in November. The auction will continue until 2024 and include further auctions. Beaune You can also find out more about the following: New York.
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