Press Release


Case of 1999 La Tache Sells for USD$108,000, Thirty-Nine Lots
Trade Over USD$20,000, 190 New World Records Set

Hong Kong - June 15, 2020


Three of the top lots in Acker’s June Hong Kong Auction:
Lot 709: 12 bottles 1999 DRC La Tache in OWC
Lots 892, 893: 3 bottles each 2007 and 2010 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC
Lot 814: 10 bottles 2001 Domaine Leroy Chambertin

Bidders brought the action to Acker’s spirited two-day auction on Thursday, June 11th and Saturday, June 13th in Hong Kong, resulting in over HKD$50 Million in sales. With bidding recorded from all corners of the globe, fierce battles ensued over lots direct from the cellar of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, which collectively sold for 30% over the offering’s high estimates. Hong Kong and China continued to quell their thirsts in the feverish “live online” sale as they get back to business. 190 New World Records were achieved, and the auction’s resounding success was a promising sign for the region in general.

Once again, Burgundy led the charge in the Top Ten Lots of the sale, with a unique and rare original wooden case of 12 bottles of 1999 Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache realizing a whopping HKD$843,200/USD$108,800. Second place in the sale was graced by the Queen of Burgundy, as ten bottles of 2001 Domaine Leroy Chambertin sold for HKD$595,200/USD$76,800. DRC returned for the third and fourth positions, with three bottles of 2005 Romanee Conti and ten bottles of 1990 DRC La Tache achieving HKD$496,000/USD$64,000 and HKD$446,400/USD$57,600, respectively. The wines of Comte Liger-Belair provided a welcome DRC interlude as six bottles of 2010 La Romanee took fifth place at HKD$347,200/USD$44,800, while DRC returned as six bottles of 2009 DRC Montrachet captured sixth place at HKD$322,400/USD$41,600. Comte Liger-Belair returned as six bottles of 2009 La Romanee came in seventh, selling for HKD$297,600/USD$38,400. The Top Ten Lots were closed out by a string of top Bordeaux with a six bottle OWC of 2000 Chateau Le Pin and three parcels of twelve bottle lots of 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild all selling for HKD$248,000/USD$32,000. Tenth place in this formidable lineup went to a twelve bottle OWC of 1982 Chateau Latour, which realized HKD$223,200/USD$28,800. The impressive auction saw 39 lots sell for USD$20,000 or more.

An incredible consignment direct from the cellars of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair drew bidders to the auction dance floor beginning with the worldwide debut of the Nuits St. Georges villages bottling, as a six bottle OWC of the 2017 vintage sold for HKD$18,848/USD$2,432. From Vosne Romanee, six bottles of the 2015 Clos du Chateau Monopole achieved an impressive HKD$47,120/USD$6,080, three rare bottles of 2013 Les Petits Monts sold for HKD$29,760/USD$3,840, three bottles of 2014 Aux Reignots soared to HKD$42,160/USD$5,440 while one magnum of 2012 Aux Brulees realized an amazing HKD$64,480/USD$8,320. From the Grand Crus, one magnum of 2017 Clos de Vougeot achieved HKD$37,200/USD$4,800 and one magnum of 2008 Echezeaux brought in HKD$42,160/USD$5,440. The most expensive lot from this prestigious consignment was a three bottle OWC of 2010 La Romanee, which captured HKD$188,480/USD$24,320. Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair set an incredible fifteen New World Records overall, even more so given the fact that there were only sixteen eligible (non-mixed) lots on offer. Also noteworthy was the fact that Madame Leroy and Emmanuel Rouget also achieved fourteen New World Records as Burgundy’s star continued to shine.

“Wines direct from the cellar of our great friend Comte Liger-Belair make any ordinary auction extraordinary,” said Acker Chairman, John Kapon. “This was already a pretty impressive auction as it was our first full-fledged auction in Hong Kong since the onset of the pandemic, and it was tremendous to once again feel that energy that the market always brings. It is clear that China and Hong Kong are definitely back in business! In fact, due to popular demand since travel is still very limited, we’ve added another auction in Hong Kong on July 11th, which we are putting the finishing touches on this week in advance of our June 24th and 25th sale in New York City. It’s been an incredible year thus far, and we’re already working on our autumn sales to keep our auction schedule action-packed. Anyone considering selling should take notice; despite all the challenges the world has faced, our Bicentennial Anniversary has been an amazing year for Acker.”

The auction season continues for Acker “live online” in New York on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, June 24th and 25th, and in Hong Kong on Saturday, July 11th. Acker is always accepting wines for consignment. Weekly web auctions are closing every week. Acker is hosting Virtual Vintage Tastings with John Kapon on Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm ET and Fridays at 12:30pm ET with some of the food and wine world’s most interesting guests through the end of June. For more information, email

Highlights from Acker's June 11th & 13th HK Auction

18A 12 Btls 1990 Chateau Cheval Blanc in OWC $109,120 $14,080
132 12 Btls 1990 Chateau Margaux in OWC $94,240 $12,160
224 12 Btls 1990 A.& F. Gros Richebourg in OCB $84,320 $10,880
255 12 Btls 1996 DRC Romanee St. Vivant in OWC $198,400 $25,600
309 12 Btls 1971 Maison Leroy Echezeaux in OCB $168,640 $21,760
338 6 Btls 1999 Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes $37,200 $4,800
347 12 Btls 2001 R. Engel Clos de Vougeot in OCB $94,240 $12,160
443 6 Btls 2001 D. Dagueneau Pouilly Fume Silex $12,896 $1,664
618 3 Btls 2005 DRC Romanee Conti $496,000 $64,000
637 1 Btl 1999 Domaine Leroy Richebourg $59,520 $7,680
653 12 Btls 2014 E. Rouget Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux in OCB $158,720 $20,480
675 12 Btls 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild in OWC $99,200 $12,800
680 12 Btls 1982 Chateau Latour in OWC $223,200 $28,800
682 6 Btls 2000 Chateau Le Pin in OWC $248,000 $32,000
695 6 Btls 1989 Chateau Petrus in OWC $223,200 $28,800
696 6 Btls 1998 Chateau Petrus in OWC $188,480 $24,320
709 12 Btls 1999 DRC La Tache in OWC $843,200 $108,800
733 1 Mag 1961 Chateau Latour $109,120 $14,080
739 1 Jero 1989 Chateau Petrus $178,560 $23,040
748 3 Btls 1993 A. Rousseau Chambertin $148,800 $19,200
749 1 Mag 1996 A. Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze $109,120 $14,080
754 10 Btls 1990 DRC La Tache $446,400 $57,600
814 10 Btls 2001 Domaine Leroy Chambertin $595,200 $76,800
850 2 Btls 1999 J.F. Mugnier Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses $39,680 $5,120
854 8 Btls 1996 J.F. Mugnier Musigny $99,200 $12,800
870 3 Mags  2017 Comte Liger-Belair Nuits St. Georges in OWC $24,800 $3,200
877 6 Btls 2015 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau Monopole in OWC $47,120 $6,080
881 3 Btls 2013 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Petits Monts in OWC $29,760 $3,840
882 3 Btls 2014 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots in OWC $42,160 $5,440
884 1 Mag 2012 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Brulees in OWC $64,480 $8,320
888 1 Mag 2017 Comte Liger-Belair Clos de Vougeot in OWC $37,200 $4,800
891 1 Mag 2008 Comte Liger-Belair Echezeaux in OWC $42,160 $5,440
892 3 Btls 2007 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC $138,880 $17,920
893 3 Btls 2010 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC $188,480 $24,320
894 1 Mag 2012 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC $119,040 $15,360
991 6 Mags  2009 Chateau Lafleur in OWC $119,040 $15,360
1001 6 Btls 2009 A. Rousseau Chambertin in OCB $138,880 $17,920
1050 6 Btls 2009 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC $297,600 $38,400
1051 6 Btls 2010 Domaine Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC $347,200 $44,800
1174 12 Btls 2011 Coche-Dury Meursault Perrieres in OCB $223,200 $28,800
1177 6 Btls 2009 DRC Montrachet $322,400 $41,600
1369 1 Btl 2007 Keller Riesling G Max $15,872 $2,048
1441 12 Btls 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $248,000 $32,000


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