CELEBRITY-STUDDED SALE SOARS TO US$7.1M/HK$55M

Featuring Martine Saunier, Duroche, Haegelen-Jayer, Grafe-Lecocq & Salon/Delamotte

HONG KONG - April 25, 2021
Lot 986: 1 Methuselah 1979 DRC Romanee Conti
Lot 872: 6 magnums 2000 Chateau Petrus in OWC
Lot 979: 10 bottles 1999 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux

Top Lots from Acker’s April Hong Kong Auction:
Lot 986: 1 Methuselah 1979 DRC Romanee Conti
Lot 872: 6 magnums 2000 Chateau Petrus in OWC
Lot 979: 10 bottles 1999 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux

HONG KONG – April 25, 2021 – The stars came out in full force in Hong Kong this weekend, and bidders responded accordingly, as Acker accumulated an impressive US$7.1M/HK$55M in sales. Direct consignments from Martine Saunier, Duroche, Haegelen-Jayer, and Grafe-Lecocq, along with a special experience lot in Champagne hosted by Salon and Delamotte, all attracted intense interest as the world’s top auction house accrued an astonishing 251 New World Records in their two-day auction on Friday and Saturday.

Two of Burgundy’s best names led the Top Ten Lots of the sale, with Bordeaux’s most cherished Chateaux close behind, but it was one Methuselah of 1979 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti that captured first place, selling for HK$1,344,600/US$173,497. DRC hung on in the second spot as well, as six magnums of 1990 DRC La Tache in OWC realized HK$1,294,800/US$167,071. In the third and fourth positions were wines from the personal collection of Martine Saunier, where ten bottles of 1999 and twelve bottles of 1998 Henri Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux, brought in HK$1,195,200/US$154,219 and HK$1,045,800/US$134,942 respectively. The buck went back to DRC for fifth place, as a twelve bottle 1991 DRC Assortment in OWC sold for HK$697,200/US$89,961, before a Methuselah of 1979 DRC Richebourg took sixth, going for HK$647,400/US$83,535. Seventh place started a string of Bordeaux’s best, as twelve bottles of 1961 Chateau Palmer in OWC realized HK$547,800/US$70,684. Rounding out the Top Ten in a three-way tie for the eighth spot, all in original wood, were twelve bottles of 1961 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, six magnums of 2000 Chateau Petrus, and another six magnums of 1989 Chateau Petrus, each of which brought in HK$498,000/US$64,258.

Of the 251 total New World Records, it was once again the combined wines of Lalou Bize-Leroy (Maison Leroy, Domaine Leroy, and Domaine d’Auvenay) that topped the record books with a notable 26 entries, led by a single bottle of 2002 Domaine Leroy Musigny, that realized HK$273,900/US$35,342. Wines from the personal collection of Martine Saunier always stir up a frenzy, led by the record-setting, single bottle of 1978 Henri Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux that fetched HK$348,600/US$44,981. Domaine Duroche, Gevrey-Chambertin’s rising superstar, tallied thirteen new records, with a standout Jeroboam of 2017 Chambertin Clos de Beze in OWC selling for HK$42,330/US$5,462. The ghost of Clos Vougeot, Haegelen-Jayer, captured seventeen records, with twelve bottles of their 1993 Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes realizing HK$69,720/US$8,996. Noted negociant and distributor, Grafe-Lecocq, accumulated twenty-eight new records, led by one magnum of 1959 Chateau Petrus (Grafe-Lecocq) sold for HK$74,700/US$9,639. Including Salon and Delamotte, over 60 New World Records were achieved by the celebrity cellars in this special sale.

“It has certainly been a whirlwind forty-eight hours for me, as we not only hammered two days of spectacular selections in Hong Kong, but we also finalized our May Delaware auction, which is one of the most beautiful catalogs we have ever made,” exclaimed Acker Chairman, John Kapon. “It was a thrill to have such an assortment of extraordinary collections from Martine Saunier, Duroche, Haegelen-Jayer, Grafe-Lecocq and another Salon/Delamotte experience. We are thrilled to keep the momentum going and spirits high with more Domaine-direct consignments in our May auction, headlined by the worldwide release of the 2019 vintage from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair accompanied by the first-ever NFTs from Burgundy, in addition to Acker’s inaugural Viva Italia! offering, headlined by direct consignments and experiences from five of Italy’s most iconic producers: Antinori, Ornellaia, Quintarelli, Ceretto and Giacosa! The market is certainly celebrating week after week, and we are ecstatic to be offering more of the world’s greatest wines and collections than anyone else in the market, by far.”

The auction season continues for Acker in Delaware on May 12th and 13th and in Hong Kong on May 28th and 29th. Acker is currently accepting wines for its summer “live online” wine and spirits auctions, with weekly web auctions closing every week. For more information, email info@ackerwines.com.

Highlights from Acker's 2-Day April Hong Kong Auction

LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (HKD) PRICE (USD)
50 6 Bottles 2003 DRC Grands Echezeaux $129,480 $16,707
51 1 Magnum 2003 DRC Grands Echezeaux $49,800 $6,426
60 3 Bottles 1978 DRC Romanee St. Vivant $139,440 $17,992
66 12 Bottles 1991 DRC Assortment in OWC $697,200 $89,961
74 1 Bottle 1985 Ponsot Griottes Chambertin Vieilles Vignes $39,840 $5,141
79 5 Bottles 2004 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet $34,860 $4,498
231 3 Bottles 2016 Bizot Vosne Romanee $27,390 $3,534
326 1 Bottle 2002 Krug Champagne Clos d'Ambonnay in OGB $24,900 $3,213
332 6 Magnums 2002 Salon Le Mesnil in OWCs $109,560 $14,137
338 1 Bottle 2011 E. Muller Riesling TBA Scharzhofberger, Gold Capsule $69,720 $8,996
354 12 Bottles 1967 Chateau Petrus $298,800 $38,555
360 3 Bottles 1990 Domaine Leroy Chambertin $179,280 $23,133
365 1 Magnum 1996 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $49,800 $6,426
382 1 Bottle 1989 Comte Lafon Montrachet $34,680 $4,475
443 1 Bottle 2005 E. Muller Riesling TBA Scharzhofberger $64,740 $8,354
605 12 Bottles 2010 Chateau Latour in OWC $129,480 $16,707
698 6 Bottles 2010 D. Mortet Chambertin $64,740 $8,354
713 3 Bottles 2014 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges Les Boudots in OWC $59,760 $7,711
810 12 Bottles 2005 S. Cathiard Vosne Romanee Aux Malconsorts in OCB $129,480 $16,707
830 12 Bottles 1989 Chateau Haut Brion in OWC $224,100 $28,916
834 12 Bottles 1961 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion in OWC $498,000 $64,258
849 12 Bottles 1990 Chateau Latour in OWC $99,600 $12,852
854 12 Bottles 1959 Chateau Margaux in OWC $179,280 $23,133
855 2 Bottles 1961 Chateau Margaux  $64,740 $8,354
866 12 Bottles 1961 Chateau Palmer in OWC $547,800 $70,684
872 6 Magnums 2000 Chateau Petrus in OWCs $498,000 $64,258
884 1 Jeroboam 1998 J.L. Chave Ermitate Cuvee Cathelin in OWC $273,900 $35,342
895 6 Magnums 1989 Chateau Petrus in OWC $498,000 $64,258
898 6 Magnums 1990 DRC La Tache in OWC $1,294,800 $167,071
900 6 Bottles 2005 DRC La Tache in banded OWC $323,700 $41,768
906 2 Bottles 2009 DRC Romanee Conti $323,700 $41,768
908 3 Bottles 2006 DRC Montrachet in banded OWC $224,100 $28,916
912 6 Bottles 2009 Domaine de Montille Vosne Romanee Les Malconsorts, Christiane in OCB $42,330 $5,462
917 1 Bottle 2002 Domaine Leroy Musigny $273,900 $35,342
920 1 Bottle 2002 Domaine Leroy Richebourg $64,740 $8,354
928 1 Bottle 1999 Domaine Leroy Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes $29,880 $3,855
937 3 Bottles 2010 Coche-Dury Meursault Perrieres $99,600 $12,852
938 2 Bottles 1999 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Chevalier Montrachet $129,480 $16,707
940 12 Bottles 1997 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres in OWC $273,900 $35,342
949 1 Jeroboam 1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild $348,600 $44,981
951 2 Bottles 1962 Comte de Vogue Musigny Reserve Andre Vaucher bottlings $159,360 $20,563
952 12 Bottles 1996 DRC Assortment in OWC $473,100 $61,045
953 1 Magnum 2005 DRC Romanee Conti $448,200 $57,832
954 12 Bottle 1999 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot in OWC $373,500 $48,194
962 6 Bottles 1999 R. Engel Grands Echezeaux $159,360 $20,563
965 2 Magnums 1978 J.L. Chave Hermitage $169,320 $21,848
966 12 Bottles 1978 P. Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle $179,280 $23,133
976 1 Bottle 1978 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $348,600 $44,981
977 3 Bottles 1991 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $398,400 $51,406
978 12 Bottles 1998 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux in OCB $1,045,800 $134,942
979 10 Bottles 1999 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $1,195,200 $154,219
980 3 Bottles 2000 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $298,800 $38,555
985 1 Meth. 1979 DRC Richebourg $647,400 $83,535
986 1 Meth. 1979 DRC Romanee Conti $1,344,600 $173,497
987 6 Magnums 1970 Delamotte Champagne Collection in OWCs $69,720 $8,996
988 12 Bottles 1985 Delamotte Champagne Collection in OWCs $64,740 $8,354
1016   MV Salon and Delamotte Super Lot Experience $398,400 $51,406
1025 1 Jeroboam 2019 Duroche Gevrey Chambertin En Vosne in OWC $9,960 $1,285
1032 1 Magnum 2016 Duroche Latricieres Chambertin $17,928 $2,313
1035 1 Bottle 2016 Duroche Griotte Chambertin $22,410 $2,892
1038 1 Jeroboam 2017 Duroche Chambertin Clos de Beze in OWC $42,330 $5,462
1049 12 Bottles 1993 Haegelen-Jayer Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes $69,720 $8,996
1054 12 Bottles 1996 Haegelen-Jayer Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes $44,820 $5,783
1079 12 Bottles 2009 Haegelen-Jayer Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes $37,350 $4,819
1083 3 Magnums 1961 Chateau Cheval Blanc (Grafe-Lecocq) $79,680 $10,281
1100 1 Magnum 1959 Chateau Petrus (Grafe-Lecocq) $74,700 $9,639
1122 6 Bottles 1952 J. Drouhin Chambertin (Grafe-Lecocq) $54,780 $7,068
1125 3 Bottles 1945 J. Drouhin Pommard Rugiens (Grafe-Lecocq) $39,840 $5,141
1168 1 each Bottles 2002-2011 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon  $348,600 $44,981
1172 1 700ml 1950 Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky Fine & Rare in OWC $273,900 $35,342
1212 10 Bottles 1970 Vega Sicilia Unico in OWC $84,660 $10,924
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