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SOUTH AFRICAN GRAND CRUS Collection (Single Owner) to be auctioned by CHRISTIE’S FINE & RARE WINES presents for the first time on 17 MARCH 2018

Written by Aksel Ritenis

CHRISTIE’S FINE & RARE WINES presents for the first time at auction “An Esteemed Collection from Mr Neil Liu & an Immaculate Single Owner Collection featuring vintages from the SOUTH AFRICAN GRAND CRUS”

17 MARCH 2018

Hong Kong – Christie’s Asia will  present its first wine sale of 2018, scheduled to take place on 17 March.

The event will feature an impressive selection of vintage wines including South African ‘Grand Crus’ which is the first time to be launched in an auction. The sale will also feature the esteemed collection of Mr Neil Liu as well as another immaculate single owner collection, which emcompasses notable names such as DRC, Grand Cru Bordeaux Chateaux and Grandes Marques Champagnes.

With the invaluable support and advice of Mr. Michael Fridjhon, one of South Africa’s most widely consulted liquor industry authorities, the sale will offer old vintages of South African ‘Grand Crus’. The wines have been shipped directly from the private cellars of each producer and are no longer available in the market. Each bottle is guaranteed to give immense joy to wine lovers.

Mixed South Africa Grand Crus 12 bottles per lot, HK$3,000 – 6,000/US$380 – 750 Steenberg Magna Carta 2012 (1), Vergelegen GVB 2005 (2), Vilafonté Series “M” 2007 (1) Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2015 (2), Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (2) Paul Cluver Seven Flags Chardonnay 2015 (2), Delaire-Graaf Laurence Graff Cabernet Reserve 2013 (1), Mullineux Schist Syrah 2014 (1)

The sale, which is largely composed of two single owner collections, also features familiar names such as numerous classic vintages from Bordeaux, Burgundy from Domaine Jacques Prieur and the Hospices de Beaune. In addition, there will be a selection of vintages from Paris City Hall.

Highlights include:

Jean Louis Chave, Cuvée Cathelin Hermitage 2003 3 bottles per lot HK$95,000 – 160,000/US$12,000 – 20,000

Petrus 2005 12 bottles per lot HK$240,000 – 350,000/US$30,000 – 45,000

Château de Fargues 2010
12 bottles per lot
HK$7,000 – 10,000/US$900 – 1,300

Kanonkop, Paul Sauer 1995
6 bottles per lot
HK$3,000 – 6,000/US$380 – 750


Mixed Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance

3 bottles per lot
2008 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1)
HK$2,000 – 5,000/US$260 – 650


Sale Information Fine & Rare Wines Featuring an Esteemed Collection from Mr Neil Liu and an Immaculate Single Owner Collection

Date & Time: 17 March 2018, 10:30am

Location: The James Christie Room, 22/F, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central,

Hong Kong Website Link: saletitle=

Aksel Ritenis
Author: Aksel Ritenis

Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine

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Aksel Ritenis

Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine

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