The third and final sale from the cellar of Graham Lyons has been announced. Lyons is known internationally for his meticulous collecting and with particular focus on some of the rarest collections of Burgundy and Bordeaux in existence.
Entitled: “A London Gentleman’s Cellar: Historic Wines from the Collection of Graham Lyons Part III – The Final Offering” the sale is described by the auction house as “the highlight of the fall international auction season” and will be held at the Mandarin Oriental on 11 September.
Anais Marmonier, Zachys Asia marketing manager said, “The real star of the show is provenance. With few exceptions, every lot in the sale can be traced back via Mr. Lyons’ meticulous handwritten notes to either well-known European merchants, the nascent days of wine auctions with Mr. Michael Broadbent himself at the helm or, in many instances, the châteaux themselves.
“What is also interesting is that the Graham Lyons auction catalogue will stand as a benchmark for the fine wines of all of the great collection regions: Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône Valley, and even Germany, Spain, Hungary and as rare as Crimea.”
Particular auction highlights include: A jeroboam of 1961 Château Haut-Brion (estimated between HK$ 120,000-200,000) sourced directly from Château Haut Brion, three magnums of 1971 Romanée-Conti (estimated between HK$ 550,000-550,800) from Adnam’s on 19 October 1975 and 12 bottles of 1964 Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive Riserva Speciale from Giacosa (estimated HK$ 190,000-280,000) from Christie’s in London on 29 July 1982 and sourced directly from the Domaine.
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