IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Irvine, California-based Spectrum Wine Auctions LLC, one of the world's leading fine wine auction houses, is pleased to announce that it will be selling The Heart Collection this winter in a live auction in Hong Kong, as well as special Internet auctions through its feature-rich website and state-of-the-art bidding platform. The Winter 2012 Live Auction Featuring The Heart Collection will take place on Saturday, December 15, at The Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong, preceded by The Heart Collection Internet Auction that will run from November 2 through November 20. The Heart Collection, which is valued at over $1.6 million and contains many of the world's finest wines was consigned by a well respected Beverly Hills family who will donate the proceeds from the sales to The Heart Foundation.
The Heart Collection was stored in an incredibly curated custom built temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar and features nearly 3,000 bottles of impeccably sourced and stored fine wines. The collection consists of vintages spanning 50 years of Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The Heart Collection also includes multiple full case lots of pristine 1982 First Growths featuring Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Cheval Blanc as well as multiple full case lots of 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. Further complementing the collection are large formats such as a full case of 1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Magnum (1.5L) and an extremely rare double magnum (3L) of 1985 Le Pin. Additionally the collection includes Domaine de la Romanee Conti from the historic 1985 and 1990 vintages as well as tremendous selections of white burgundy from top producers such as Bouchard, Marquis de Laguiche, Leflaive, Niellon and Sauzet. In conjunction with the auctions, several exclusive charity wine dinners will be held to further benefit the Heart Foundation in Los Angles and Hong Kong.
"Partnering with The Heart Foundation is an extraordinary way to help people through our global wine auctions," said Jason Boland, president of Spectrum Wine Auctions. "We are thrilled to be helping such a great cause as The Heart Foundation, as well as to have this important opportunity to bring our dedicated worldwide clientele the most prestigious and carefully collected consignment that has crossed the auction block this year."
The Heart Foundation's mission is to save lives by educating the public about heart disease, promoting early detection, and supporting research to find more effective ways to prevent and treat heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the United States.
The Heart Collection Highlights:
- Full case (12 bottles) of 1959 Chateau Margaux (estimate: $13,000)
- Full case (12 bottles) of 1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild (estimate: $40,000)
- Full case (6 magnums, 1.5L) of 1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild (estimate: $42,500)
- 2 full cases (12 bottles/case) of 1982 Chateau Cheval Blanc (estimate: $10,000/case)
- Full case (12 bottles) of 1982 Chateau Latour (estimate: $17,000)
- 9 bottles of 1982 Le Pin (estimate: $25,000)
- 3 full cases (12 bottles/case) of 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild (estimate: $15,000/case)
- 3 full cases (12 bottles/case) of 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (estimate: $37,500/case)
- 1 double magnum (3L) of 1985 Chateau Le Pin (estimate: $10,000)
- 6 full cases (12 bottles/case) of 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (estimate: $13,000/case)
- Americas: Amanda Keston +1 949 748 4845
- Asia: Powell Yang +1 949 748 4845
Spectrum Wine Auctions Upcoming Live Auction Calendar:
- The Heart Collection Internet Auction 2012, November 2-20
- The Winter 2012 Live Auction Featuring The Heart Collection, December 15, Hong Kong
About Spectrum Wine Auctions
Following in the grand tradition of its sister auction companies, Spectrum Wine Auctions is a subsidiary of Fortune 500 Company Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ:PK), a consolidated global collectibles network. In addition to wine, the company is a leading auctioneer of coins and other memorabilia, targeting both collectors and dealers. Building a strong financial foundation, Spectrum Group International is also a merchant/dealer of certain collectibles and trader of precious metals. The company's collectibles offerings range from the modest to ultra high-end in value and span the globe. Spectrum Wine Auctions also conducts semimonthly online auctions through SpectrumWine.com. The company offers competitive incentives for consignors, including the ability to consign both highly collectible and commonly found wines.
Backed by many decades of auction expertise and driven by a team of dedicated wine specialists and enthusiasts, Spectrum Wine Auctions is committed to offering buyers and sellers alike the most accessible and expansive auction opportunities of what is simply the world's greatest consumable and collectible product—wine. For more information on Spectrum Wine Auctions, please call at 949.748.4845 or visit SpectrumWine.com.
About The Heart Foundation
The Heart Foundation's mission is to save lives by educating the public about heart disease, promoting early detection, and supporting the research of world-renowned cardiologist Dr. P.K. Shah in the quest to find more effective ways to prevent and treat the #1 cause of death in the U.S. We dedicate ourselves to this mission in memory of Steven S. Cohen, an incredible husband, father, son, brother and friend.
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