Wines from the Cellar of Joseph Lau Part II

Sotheby's
Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 16.04.2021

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Château Lafite 1982 (12 BT)

Château Lafite 1982 (12 BT)u. 2 vts, 2 ts, 4 hs, 3 h/m, excellent color and clarity, very slightly soiled labels, capsules slightly scuffed, 9 slightly corroded, 2 nicked by case dividers On Christmas Eve 2013, an incredibly rich, spicy, leathery nose, multi-layered and meaty. The taste balances

Lot #: 5001

Estimate: HK$220,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Lafite 1982 (6 MAG)

Château Lafite 1982 (6 MAG) u. 2 bn, 2 vts, 1 hs, scuffed labels with small remnants of tissue wrap still attached, previously purchased from Sotheby's London sale On Christmas Eve 2013, an incredibly rich, spicy, leathery nose, multi-layered and meaty. The taste balances fresh acidity with real

Lot #: 5002

Estimate: HK$220,000 - HK$320,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Lafite 1982 (1 DM)

Château Lafite 1982 (1 DM) u. ts, purchased from Sotheby’s Hong Kong on 22 May 2010, "Seven Stellar Cellars”, very slightly bin soiled label, US strip at base of label, capsule very slightly corroded On Christmas Eve 2013, an incredibly rich, spicy, leathery nose, multi-layered and meaty. The taste

Lot #: 5003

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$110,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Lafite 1982 (1 IMP)

Château Lafite 1982 (1 IMP) Very slightly soiled label, excellent levels, color and clarity, very minor sign of old seepage, damaged owc lid, purchased from Sotheby’s Hong Kong on 22 May 2010, "Seven Stellar Cellars” On Christmas Eve 2013, an incredibly rich, spicy, leathery nose, multi-layered and

Lot #: 5004

Estimate: HK$160,000 - HK$220,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Lafite 1982 (1 IMP)

Château Lafite 1982 (1 IMP)u. bn, slightly scuffed and soiled label, slightly wrinkled capsule, purchased from Sotheby’s Hong Kong on 22 May 2010, "Seven Stellar Cellars” On Christmas Eve 2013, an incredibly rich, spicy, leathery nose, multi-layered and meaty. The taste balances fresh acidity with

Lot #: 5005

Estimate: HK$160,000 - HK$220,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Latour 2005 (1 IMP)

Château Latour 2005 (1 IMP)Very slightly marked label Huge plums and roses nose. So silky-textured but with great flesh and body. Irony and tannic in the Latour way but with wonderful red fruits and freshness to balance. Serena Sutcliffe, MW WA 98 擋不住的洋李及玫瑰芳香。酒質柔滑如絲,但又不乏上佳的

Lot #: 5006

Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$55,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Margaux 1982 (2 BT)

Château Margaux 1982 (2 BT)u. 1 bn, 1 vts, labels slightly scuffed, 1 slightly faded, 1 faded and damp stained, capsules 1 corroded, 1 slightly scuffed In 2018, this is tremendous, with the gap between it and the 1983 ever-widening. Multi-layered Cabernet complexity and depth at every turn, with all

Lot #: 5007

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$14,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Mouton Rothschild 1986 (2 BT)

Château Mouton Rothschild 1986 (2 BT)u. 2 bn, excellent appearanceLabel Artist: Bernard Séjourné On New Year's Day 2020, this bloomed with dark cassis fruit on the nose, hedonistically tempting from the start. Luscious and full on the palate, with glycerol and structure. Utterly satisfying and

Lot #: 5008

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$14,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 (7 BT)

Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 (7 BT)u. 2 bn, 1 vts, labels slightly scuffed, 1 slightly nicked, slightly corroded capsulesLabel Artist: John Huston In 2019, this is as great as ever, perfect now in bottle, but try and wait a bit in magnum. Deep black fruit characterises the bouquet, cigar-rich and

Lot #: 5009

Estimate: HK$42,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 (12 BT)

Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 (12 BT)u. 5 bn, 1 ts, 2 hs, 1 h/ms, scuffed and bin soiled labels, scuffed and slightly corroded capsulesLabel Artist: John Huston In 2019, this is as great as ever, perfect now in bottle, but try and wait a bit in magnum. Deep black fruit characterises the bouquet

Lot #: 5010

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$110,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 (12 BT)

Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 (12 BT)u. 9bn, 2vts, wrinkled and scuffed labels, 3 labels slightly torn and peeling at sidesLabel Artist: John Huston In 2019, this is as great as ever, perfect now in bottle, but try and wait a bit in magnum. Deep black fruit characterises the bouquet, cigar-rich

Lot #: 5011

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$110,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 (12 BT)

Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 (12 BT)u. 4bn, 2vts, labels very slightly wrinkled and very slightly scuffed, 4 slightly soiled, 5 slightly scuffed capsulesLabel Artist: John Huston In 2019, this is as great as ever, perfect now in bottle, but try and wait a bit in magnum. Deep black fruit

Lot #: 5012

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$110,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 (12 BT)

Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 (12 BT)u. 3 bn, 2 vts, 2 ts, 1 hs, labels very slightly scuffed and wrinkled, 6 very slightly soiled, 5 slightly peeling, slightly corroded capsulesLabel Artist: John Huston In 2019, this is as great as ever, perfect now in bottle, but try and wait a bit in magnum

Lot #: 5013

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$110,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Château Cheval Blanc "Vertical" (4 BT)

Château Cheval BlancSt. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A)1982 (1 bt) u. vts, scuffed and heavily damp stained label1995 (3 bts) 1 very slightly soiled label 4 bts (sc) The Hong Kong Tax has been fully paid on these lots, however, the buyer has sole responsibility for any transport costs and any duty

Lot #: 5014

Estimate: HK$12,000 - HK$16,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1995 (4 MAG)

Petrus 1995 (4 MAG)Labels damaged, bin soiled and reattached, 1 attached wrong and mis-aligned, residue of glue on bottles, in damaged 6 mag owc This was the driest year since 1945, except for 1961. We used to say it was a bit 'reined in', a touch 'Protestant' even, but now it is much more

Lot #: 5015

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1990 (10 BT)

Petrus 1990 (10 BT)u. 4 bn, labels scuffed and slightly wrinkled, 1 stained top right, from different importers 10 bts (sc) There is a deeper colour on the 1990 than on the 1989 - denser. Incredibly opulent, plummy Petrus. Very voluptuous. Wonderful dried fruit flavours - almost Napa-like. Mocha and

Lot #: 5016

Estimate: HK$260,000 - HK$350,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1990 (12 BT)

Petrus 1990 (12 BT)u. 1 vts, labels very slightly wrinkled, very slightly scuffed capsules of which 1 slightly corroded on top There is a deeper colour on the 1990 than on the 1989 - denser. Incredibly opulent, plummy Petrus. Very voluptuous. Wonderful dried fruit flavours - almost Napa-like. Mocha

Lot #: 5017

Estimate: HK$320,000 - HK$450,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1990 (12 BT)

Petrus 1990 (12 BT) u. 2 bn, 1 vts, labels very slightly wrinkled, 2 slightly scuffed There is a deeper colour on the 1990 than on the 1989 - denser. Incredibly opulent, plummy Petrus. Very voluptuous. Wonderful dried fruit flavours - almost Napa-like. Mocha and mint notes. Extraordinary

Lot #: 5018

Estimate: HK$320,000 - HK$450,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1990 (12 BT)

Petrus 1990 (12 BT) u. 2 bn, 2 vts, labels slightly wrinkled, 3 very slightly scuffed, 1 scuffed, pealing and torn bottom right, from 2 different importers There is a deeper colour on the 1990 than on the 1989 - denser. Incredibly opulent, plummy Petrus. Very voluptuous. Wonderful dried fruit

Lot #: 5019

Estimate: HK$320,000 - HK$450,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1990 (6 MAG)

Petrus 1990 (6 MAG)Labels slightly scuffed and bin soiled, 1 stained bottom right, capsules slightly scuffed and bin soiled, purchased from Sotheby’s New York on 7 May 1998, "Finest and Rarest Wines” There is a deeper colour on the 1990 than on the 1989 - denser. Incredibly opulent, plummy Petrus

Lot #: 5020

Estimate: HK$320,000 - HK$480,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1990 (1 DM)

Petrus 1990 (1 DM) Excellent level, color and clarity, slightly soiled and scuffed label otherwise excellent overall appearance There is a deeper colour on the 1990 than on the 1989 - denser. Incredibly opulent, plummy Petrus. Very voluptuous. Wonderful dried fruit flavours - almost Napa-like

Lot #: 5021

Estimate: HK$130,000 - HK$190,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1990 (1 DM)

Petrus 1990 (1 DM)u. bn, slightly soiled and scuffed label, slightly wrinkled and scuffed capsule There is a deeper colour on the 1990 than on the 1989 - denser. Incredibly opulent, plummy Petrus. Very voluptuous. Wonderful dried fruit flavours - almost Napa-like. Mocha and mint notes

Lot #: 5022

Estimate: HK$130,000 - HK$190,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1982 (2 BT)

Petrus 1982 (2 BT)Labels 1 slightly torn and scuffed, 1 slightly wrinkled and half missing, slightly scuffed capsules, from Sotheby's New York Aulden cellars Mature colour. A great nose of prunes, spices, huge character and "presence". Liquorice, with sweet, gummy definition. Some sweet aniseed. A

Lot #: 5023

Estimate: HK$48,000 - HK$70,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1982 (4 BT)

Petrus 1982 (4 BT) Very slightly scuffed labels, US import strip at base of label slightly peeling away, capsules very slightly corroded at base Mature colour. A great nose of prunes, spices, huge character and "presence". Liquorice, with sweet, gummy definition. Some sweet aniseed. A lovely sweet

Lot #: 5024

Estimate: HK$95,000 - HK$130,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1982 (6 BT)

Petrus 1982 (6 BT)u. 1 vts, labels slightly damp affected and wrinkled, 1 scuffed along bottom edge, capsules slightly scuffed, 2 nicked Mature colour. A great nose of prunes, spices, huge character and "presence". Liquorice, with sweet, gummy definition. Some sweet aniseed. A lovely sweet

Lot #: 5025

Estimate: HK$140,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1982 (12 BT)

Petrus 1982 (12 BT)Excellent levels, color and clarity, labels slightly wrinkled, scuffed and nicked, 1 soiled, capsules scuffed, 2 nicked by case dividers Mature colour. A great nose of prunes, spices, huge character and "presence". Liquorice, with sweet, gummy definition. Some sweet aniseed. A

Lot #: 5026

Estimate: HK$280,000 - HK$420,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1982 (12 BT)

Petrus 1982 (12 BT)u. 2 bn, scuffed and slightly bin soiled labels, scuffed and slightly corroded capsules Mature colour. A great nose of prunes, spices, huge character and "presence". Liquorice, with sweet, gummy definition. Some sweet aniseed. A lovely sweet "leather" taste. Now has a pruney

Lot #: 5027

Estimate: HK$280,000 - HK$420,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1982 (12 BT)

Petrus 1982 (12 BT)u. 1 bn, 1 vts, scuffed and bin soiled labels, 1 US import label, 11 Taiwan import labels on back of bottles, 1 label slightly peeling, scuffed and corroded capsules. Mature colour. A great nose of prunes, spices, huge character and "presence". Liquorice, with sweet, gummy

Lot #: 5028

Estimate: HK$280,000 - HK$420,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1982 (4 MAG)

Petrus 1982 (4 MAG) u. 2 bn, labels slightly scuffed and wrinkled, 2 slightly soiled, 2 slightly peeling, capsules scuffed and 2 slightly corroded, 1 slightly torn, 1 magnum previously purchased from Sherry Lehmann-Sotheby's in the 1990's Mature colour. A great nose of prunes, spices, huge

Lot #: 5029

Estimate: HK$220,000 - HK$320,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021

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Petrus 1982 (1 DM)

Petrus 1982 (1 DM)Very slightly scuffed and damp affected label, very slightly scuffed capsule, with Sherry Lehmann-Sotheby's sticker at the back of the bottle Mature colour. A great nose of prunes, spices, huge character and "presence". Liquorice, with sweet, gummy definition. Some sweet aniseed

Lot #: 5030

Estimate: HK$130,000 - HK$190,000

Date: 16 Apr 2021