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    Christie's Hong Kong To Kick Off Wine Auction Season With Burgundy Blowout

    Though 2011 will be a hard act to follow for auction houses operating in Hong Kong, next month Christie's will come out swinging with a wide-ranging heritage auction of rare wines from the private collection of Henri Jayer.
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    "Finest and Rarest Wines: From the Private Cellar of Henri Jayer" Includes 102 Lots#

    Jing Daily

    Though 2011 will be a hard act to follow for auction houses operating in Hong Kong, next month Christie's will come out swinging with a wide-ranging heritage auction of rare wines from the private collection of Henri Jayer. Comprised of 102 lots, estimated to sell for more than HK$20 million (US$2.5 million), the timing of the auction couldn't be better.

    Coming from the cellar of the renowned master of Burgundy, Jayer, the Christie's sale comes just as wine collectors in mainland China and Hong Kong continue to shift from Bordeaux to Burgundy. As such, we should expect a record-breaking auction, even though the sale is packed with more esoteric names to which newer collectors may not be accustomed. Serious buyers and enthusiasts, though, will be thrilled at the prospect of getting their hands on Jayer's Richebourg, Échézeaux, Cros Parantoux, and Vosne-Romanée.

    As Charles Curtis MW, Head of Wine for Asia at Christie's said of the upcoming auction, “Henri Jayer is among the most mythical names in Burgundy, and his wines are among the most sought-after (and expensive) in the world. Christie's is thrilled to bring to market in February the wines from his personal cellar. This is a sale of historic dimension featuring wines of perfect provenance and condition, a unique opportunity to purchase wines of extraordinary rarity that will never be repeated again.”

    In association with the sale, Christie’s Hong Kong will also hold an exclusive wine tasting dinner, featuring wines from Henri Jayer's private cellar, on Friday, February 9 at the Lung King Heen of the Four Seasons Hong Kong. For more information about the event, click here.

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