THE GOLDEN PHOENIX RISES AGAIN TO THE HEIGHTS OF HK$71M/US$9.25M

171 New World Records Set and 98% Sold

HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 9, 2020

Lot 319, 320: 6 bottles each 1980 and 1982 DRC Romanee Conti
Lot 1076: 12 bottles 1996 d’Auvenay Chevalier Montrachet in OWC
Lot 1057: 12 bottles 2001 Domaine Leroy Romanee St. Vivant in OWC

Three of the top performing lots in the November 5th & 7th HK Auction:
Lot 319, 320: 6 bottles each 1980 and 1982 DRC Romanee Conti;
Lot 1076: 12 bottles 1996 d’Auvenay Chevalier Montrachet in OWC;
Lot 1057: 12 bottles 2001 Domaine Leroy Romanee St. Vivant in OWC

HONG KONG – November 9, 2020 – Over 250 people attended Acker’s two-day November 5th and 7th auction in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing as collectors clamored for the world’s finest and rarest wines this past weekend. Wines from the Collection of the Golden Phoenix accounted for the entire Saturday session and achieved HK$50M/US$6.4M of the overall total of HK$71M/US$9.25M in sales. 171 New World Records were achieved, dominated by the wines of Lalou Bize-Leroy, thanks to the spectacular offering of her wines from the collection of the Golden Phoenix and its impeccable provenance.

While the two recent sales in New York have seen Domaine de la Romanee Conti and Comte Liger-Belair battle it out for the spot atop the leader board, this time around saw the wines of Madame Leroy take up the mantle. The Top Lot of the sale, however, was still taken by DRC and six bottles of 1980 Romanee Conti, which sold for HK$843,200/US$108,800. This was followed swiftly by a tie for second place, as six bottles of 1982 DRC Romanee Conti and a rare Scotch lot of one bottle of Macallan Lalique Genesis Decanter 72 Year Old each realized HK$744,000/US$96,000. The fourth spot was captured by a twelve bottle, original wooden case of 1996 d’Auvenay (Leroy) Chevalier Montrachet at HK$545,600/US$70,400, while fifth place was a four-way tie between more of Madame Leroy’s spectacular wines, as twelve bottles each of 1997 Domaine Leroy Richebourg, 2001 Domaine Leroy Romanee St. Vivant in OWC, 1997 d’Auvenay (Leroy) Chevalier Montrachet in OWC, and 1998 d’Auvenay (Leroy) Chevalier Montrachet in OWC each sold for an impressive HK$496,000/US$64,000. A single lot of Bordeaux snuck into the Top Ten, as one Imperial of 2000 Chateau Petrus in OWC claimed the ninth spot at HK$446,400/US$57,600. The tenth position was another tie, as a world record-setting three magnums of 2015 DRC La Tache in OWC, twelve bottles of both 1996 and 1997 d’Auvenay (Leroy) Mazis Chambertin in OWC all sold for HK$421,600/US$54,400 respectively.

The multiple properties of Lalou Bize-Leroy captured an astonishing 36 New World Records total in this stunning sale, with Domaine d’Auvenay capturing six records, with the aforementioned 1997 Chevalier Montrachet and Mazis Chambertin each setting New World Records along with multiple vintages of Meursault Les Narvaux. Domaine Leroy achieved 29 New World Records, headlined by six bottles of 1996 Richebourg selling at HK$347,200/US$44,800 and also multiple vintages of Chambolle Fremieres and Charmes, Clos de la Roche, Gevrey Combottes, Nuits St. Georges Boudots and Vosne Romanee Les Beauxmonts achieving World Records amongst others. Maison Leroy also inked one line in the record books as two bottles of 1985 Musigny realized HK$64,480/US$8,320. Other notable producers to take up significant space in the World Record books include Maison Louis Jadot, with 19 new records, Domaine Dugat-Py with 15, and nine for the rare Bordeaux, Chateau Le Pin.

This week Americans spoke out about their leadership for the next four years, and Hong Kong and China also had something to say: they want their fine and rare wine more than ever,” declared Acker Chairman, John Kapon. “This was an incredible sale headlined by the incomparable cellar of the Golden Phoenix, and wine lovers lusted over the perfect provenance of the wines, and I cannot blame them. With almost every wine purchased on release and stored professionally ever since, it was a cellar that dreams are made of. We could not ask for a better start to our epic November, and speaking of dreams coming true, our next sale will be a spectacular, single cellar sale featuring “The Holy Grail of Burgundy” on November 19th and 20th, a 700-lot opus to world’s most in-demand region, where we expect sales to exceed $10 million. Those nights can’t come soon enough!”

The auction season continues for Acker with The Holy Grail of Burgundy “live online” in New York on November 19th and 20th. This will be followed by another two-day sale in New York on December 3rd and 4th and an auction in Hong Kong on December 12th. Acker is currently accepting wines for its 2021 “live online” auctions, with weekly web auctions closing every week. For more information, email info@ackerwines.com.

Highlights from Acker's November 5th & 7th Hong Kong Auction 

LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (HKD) PRICE (USD)
167 1 Btl 1980 DRC La Tache $74,400 $9,600
191 1 Btl 1949 Chateau Cheval Blanc $44,640 $5,760
319 6 Btls 1980 DRC Romanee Conti $843,200 $108,800
320 6 Btls 1982 DRC Romanee Conti $744,000 $96,000
323 12 Btls 2009 Dujac Romanee St. Vivant in OCB $248,000 $32,000
326 6 Mags 1999 J.F. Mugnier Musigny $272,800 $35,200
337 6 Btls 2015 DRC La Tache in banded OWC $272,800 $35,200
339 3 Btls 1999 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $297,600 $38,400
375 3 Mags 2015 DRC La Tache in OWC $421,600 $54,400
381 1 Mag 2014 DRC Romanee Conti $396,800 $51,200
491 1 Btl Macallan Lalique Genesis Decanter 72 Year Old $744,000 $96,000
754 1 Jero 1995 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet in OWC $47,120 $6,080
825 1 Imp 2000 Chateau Petrus in OWC $446,400 $57,600
869 1 Imp 1982 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion in OWC $109,120 $14,080
895 12 Btls 2006 Chateau Haut Brion Blanc in OWC $74,400 $9,600
950 6 Btls 1995 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $188,480 $24,320
974 1 Imp 1989 Chateau Le Pin in OWC $248,000 $32,000
995 6 Mags 2009 Chateau Le Pin in OWC $347,200 $44,800
996 12 Btls 2010 Chateau Le Pin in OWC $347,200 $44,800
1009 12 Btls 1996 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Mazis Chambertin in OWC $421,600 $54,400
1013 6 Btls 1996 Domaine Leroy Chambertin $322,400 $41,600
1031 6 Btls 1990 Domaine Leroy Latricieres Chambertin $188,480 $24,320
1048 6 Btls 1998 Domaine Leroy Pommard Les Vignots $59,520 $7,680
1050 6 Btls 1996 Domaine Leroy Richebourg $347,200 $44,800
1051 12 Btls 1997 Domaine Leroy Richebourg $496,000 $64,000
1057 12 Btls 2001 Domaine Leroy Romanee St. Vivant in OWC $496,000 $64,000
1065 12 Btls 2001 Domaine Leroy Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts in OWC $198,400 $25,600
1071 12 Btls 1959 Maison Leroy Grands Echezeaux in OWC $248,000 $32,000
1074 12 Btls 1962 Maison Leroy La Romanee $372,000 $48,000
1076 12 Btls 1996 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Chevalier Montrachet in OWC $545,600 $70,400
1077 12 Btls 1997 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Chevalier Montrachet in OWC $496,000 $64,000
1093 12 Btls 2004 Domaine Leroy Corton Charlemagne $347,200 $44,800
1096 6 Btls 1990 A. Rousseau Chambertin $248,000 $32,000
1097 12 Btls 1996 A. Rousseau Chambertin in OCB $322,400 $41,600
1099 3 Mags 1996 A. Rousseau Chambertin $248,000 $32,000
1106 6 Mags 2005 Bouchard Pere et Fils La Romanee in OWC $188,480 $24,320
1191 6 Mags 1982 Chateau Latour in OWC $223,200 $28,800
1192 12 Btls 1990 Chateau Latour in OWC $89,280 $11,520
1437 6 Btls 1990 J.L. Chave Hermitage $74,400 $9,600
1469 6 Btls 1990 B. Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga, Riserva $54,560 $7,040

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