ACKER’S SECOND DELAWARE AUCTION BLOWS PAST ESTIMATES AS
COLLECTORS FÊTE BURGUNDY AND BEYOND

US$6.3 Million, 99% Sold, 246 New World Records

DELAWARE - FEBRUARY 8, 2021

Three of the Top Lots from Acker’s Grande Fête de Bourgogne Auction:
Lot 683: 12 bottle 1985 Dujac Clos de la Roche in OCB
Lot 1090: 12 bottles 2004 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet in OWCs
Lot 874: 1 Jeroboam 1997 DRC Romanee Conti

DELAWARE – February 8, 2021 – Acker’s Thursday and Friday night auction saw an explosion of activity as bidders blew past the estimates again and again as the company’s third annual Grande Fête de Bourgogne auction achieved US$6.3 million in sales and was 99% sold. Eleven, electric, Domaine-direct consignment finished the fête in fine fashion on Friday night, as 82% of all possible lots direct from these Domaines achieved record-setting prices. Demand was incredible for the perfect provenance of these lots and also throughout the two days, with 246 overall New World Records set, as collectors continued to battle boisterously for the world’s finest and rarest wines.

This sale was, of course, dedicated to Burgundy, and so were the sale’s Top Ten Lots, led by an exceptional twelve bottles of 1985 Dujac Clos de la Roche in its original box that sold for $130,725, a New World Record. In second place stood an equally rare twelve bottles of 2004 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet in OWCs that realized $112,050. A string of large formats followed, as one Jeroboam of 1997 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti fetched $99,600, another New World Record. A Jeroboam of 1985 Dujac Clos St. Denis sold for $52,290 in a record-setting fourth place, then one Methuselah of 1995 DRC Romanee St. Vivant realized $47,310, coming in fifth, and a record-setting magnum of 2010 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet in OWC brought in $43,575, good for the sixth spot. A three-way tie twisted up two of Burgundy’s best names in seventh position, as two bottles of 1980 DRC Romanee Conti, one Jeroboam of 1996 DRC La Tache in OWC, and twelve bottles of 1998 Domaine Leroy Latricieres Chambertin, all sold at $39,840 a piece, with two New World Records for the standard-sized bottle lots. Rounding out the Top Ten were ten bottles of 1997 DRC La Tache that realized $37,350.

The roster of 56 New World Records from the eleven, Domaine-direct consignments was started by rising star Yvon Clerget, as one Jeroboam of 2018 Clos de Vougeot realized $1,619. From Chateau de la Tour, one Jeroboam of 2017 Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes Hommage a Jean Morin sold for $1,743, followed by one of Domaine de Montille’s flagship cuvées as a Jeroboam of 2010 Vosne Romanee Les Malconsorts Cuvee Christiane sold for $4,731. Dueling library releases realized new records from historic Domaines as a single bottle of 1959 H. Gouges Nuits St. Georges Les St. Georges sold for $4,731 and one bottle of 1923 Faiveley Clos Vougeot realized $5,976. From the storied Maison Joseph Drouhin, one Jeroboam of 2007 Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche brought in $4,358. Gevrey Chambertin powerhouses put forward powerful prices, as one magnum of 2018 Duroche Griotte Chambertin sold for $6,225 and one magnum of B. Dugat-Py Chambertin Vieilles Vignes sold for $6,848. A single bottle of legendary 1978 Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche realized $7,470, followed by a marvelous magnum of 2005 Meo Camuzet Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux, which shattered estimates at $11,205. Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair’s New World Records were headlined by one magnum of 2003 La Romanee that realized $8,715. Also of note amongst the 246 New World Records were the twenty total set by Domaine Leflaive, twelve by Domaine Armand Rousseau, nine by Domaine Dujac and eight by DRC, four of Burgundy’s biggest stars.

“While our Grande Fête de Bourgogne auction is one that celebrates Burgundy first and foremost, I was amazed at the incredible demand across all segments of the market,” extolled Acker Chairman, John Kapon. “Burgundy was the belle of the ball, of course, but Bordeaux, Champagne, Rhone, California and Italy all sizzled to warm up some frigid, winter temperatures around the globe. The market just keeps getting stronger and stronger, and we have more of what it wants, with two incredible sales lined up, beginning with an estimated US$6 million available in Delaware on March 11th and 12th, followed by an estimated US$10 million, single cellar sale in Hong Kong on Saturday, March 27th, which will put Acker’s 2021 Q1 sales close to US$40 million! Collectors should take note, there’s never been a better moment to participate in the action. If you’ve never sold before, now’s the time!”

Highlights from Acker's 2-Day Delaware Auction

LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (USD)
100 1 Mag 1949 Chateau La Conseillante $5,976
105 6 Btls 2015 Chateau Margaux in OWC $7,470
123 12 Btls 2010 J. Grivot Echezeaux in OCB $6,848
160 6 Btls 1997 Harlan Estate Red in OWC $8,093
201 12 Btls 1990 Chateau Haut Brion in OWC $11,205
204 3 Dbl Mags 2000 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion in OWC $8,715
207 12 Btls 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild in OWC $16,185
324 4 Btls 1990 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet $8,093
329 12 Btls 1996 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles in OCB $7,470
381 1 Jero 1985 Dujac Clos St. Denis $52,290
453 1 Btl 1990 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape $4,731
554 12 Btls 2000 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou in OWC $3,486
555 12 Btls 2005 Chateau Leoville Las Cases in OWC $3,735
556 12 Btls 2000 Chateau Lynch Bages in OWC $3,735
678 4 Btls 1985 DRC Grands Echezeaux $17,430
683 12 Btls 1985 Dujac Clos de la Roche in OCB $130,725
685 3 Btl 1971 J. Gros Richebourg $8,715
690 12 Btls 1990 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape in OWC $3,486
715 3 Btls 1968 Heitz Cellars Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon $5,603
725 5 Btls 1970 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon $6,225
726 4 Btl 1970 Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon $5,976
728 10 Btl 1971 Ridge Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon $32,370
737 1 Btl 1947 Chateau Ausone $3,735
738 1 Btl 1949 Chateau Cheval Blanc $6,848
742 1 Btl 1945 Chateau Haut Brion $8,093
745 2 Btls 1955 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion $13,695
750 3 Btl 1928 Chateau Latour $19,920
770 3 Btl 1964 Chateau Petrus $19,920
772 2 Btl 1948 A. Rousseau Chambertin $19,920
775A 1 Btl 1962 DRC Grands Echezeaux $7,470
775E 1 Btl 1971 DRC La Tache $11,205
779 1 Btl 1971 DRC Richebourg $7,470
781 2 Btls 1980 DRC Romanee Conti $39,840
788 1 Btl 1978 Ramonet Batard Montrachet $3,237
789 1 Mag 1975 Dom Perignon Rose $5,603
809 6 Btls 1985 Comte Lafon Volnay Santenots du Milieu $3,735
840 1 Mag 1962 Vega Sicilia Unico $6,225
874 1 Jero 1997 DRC Romanee Conti $99,600
875 1 Meth 1995 DRC Romanee St. Vivant $47,310
924 6 Btls 1999 DRC Echezeaux in OWC $16,185
952 1 Jero 1996 DRC La Tache in OWC $39,840
954 6 Btls 2002 Dujac Bonnes Mares in OCB $11,205
958 12 Btls 2001 J. Drouhin Musigny $11,205
984 6 Btls 1990 Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche $24,900
985 12 Btl 1998 Domaine Leroy Latricieres Chambertin $39,840
1014 6 Btls 2014 Coche-Dury Meursault Perrieres $23,655
1072 8 Btls 1982 B. Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda Riserva $24,900
1078 1 Btl 1996 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet  $16,185
1090 12 Btls 2004 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet in OWCs $112,050
1095 1 Mag 2010 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet in OWC $43,575
1101 1 Btl 2014 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet in OWC $13,695
1109 12 Btls 1982 Chateau Cheval Blanc in OWC $12,450
1112 6 Mags 1988 Chateau Haut Brion in OWC $5,603
1123 1 Jero 1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild in OWC $8,715
1135 1 Mag 1993 Meo Camuzet Richebourg $10,583
1148 6 Btls 1978 P. Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle $11,828
1150 12 Btls 1990 P. Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle $8,093
1171 6 Btls 2002 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares  $14,940
1183 1 Mag 1988 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne $14,940
1202 1 Jero 2018 Y. Clerget Clos de Vougeot in OWC $1,619
1210 1 Jero 2017 Chateau de la Tour Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes Hommages a Jean Morin $1,743
1219 1 Jero 2010 Domaine de Montille Vosne Romanee Les Malconsorts Cuvee Christiane $4,731
1235 1 Btl 1959 H. Gouges Nuits St. Georges Les St. Georges in OWC $4,731
1241 1 Btl 2010 Faiveley Musigny in OWC $5,229
1245 1 Jero 2009 J. Drouhin Vosne Romanee Les Petits Monts in OWC $3,237
1253 1 Mag 2018 Duroche Griotte Chambertin in OWC $6,225
1263 1 Mag 2010 B. Dugat-Py Chambertin Vieilles Vignes in OWC $6,847
1276 1 Btl 1978 H. Lignier Clos de la Roche $7,470
1286 1 Mag 2005 Meo Camuzet Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux in OWC $11,205
1290 3 Btls 2009 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC $21,165
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