Sotheby's to start 2012 wine auctions on Jan 14 with rare Bordeaux

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Sotheby’s will open 2012 global wine auctions on January 14 in Hong Kong with a various owner sale that will include over 200 cases of investment grade Bordeaux from the Bordeaux Winebank Collection, Super Second Bordeaux of exceptional quality and value, great Burgundy from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, historic Champagne direct from the cellars of Veuve Clicquot, as well as a selection of rare California cult wines. The most valuable lot in the sale is a case of Romanée-Conti 1990 estimated at $130,000 - $190,000.

Bordeaux Winebank has built up an impressive collection of top classified Bordeaux, and the business is the brainchild of Norwegian businessman Henning Thoresen, who has spent two decades fine tuning his idea of what constitutes ideal provenance, resulting in the introduction of Bordeaux Winebank’s “Five Star Provenance” system. This patented process ensures the authenticity and perfect condition of all the wines, which have documented “ex château” provenance, are in their original wood cases and have always been kept in professional, climate-controlled storage in Bordeaux until their shipment to Hong Kong for this sale.