RECORD-SHATTERING BIRTHDAY AUCTION SETS NEW BAR WITH $17.2 MILLION IN SALES

A Staggering 34% of Eligible Lots Set 567 New World Records

Delaware - November 23, 2021

Three of the Top Lots in Acker’s November Delaware Auction:
Lot 1520: 1 Methuselah 1991 DRC La Tache
Lot 1689: 1 Barrel 2020 Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques
Lot 1601: 6 bottles 1996 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne

DELAWARE – November 23, 2021 – Buyers from all over the world came out both live and online to celebrate Chairman John Kapon’s 50th Birthday and a spectacular two-day sale that set a new bar for the fine wine market in what has already been a record-setting 2021. An astounding $17.2 Million in total sales were achieved, setting an unheard of 567 New World Records, while the entire auction realized a massive 160% premium. Some incredible cellars showed up with a multitude of generous gifts for “JK’s” celebratory auction including The Amazing Collection of Wilf Jaeger, The Phantom of the Auction, The French Connection, Mr. Burgundy, and last but not least direct consignments from Domaines Fourrier and Roulot featuring barrels of two of the best Premier Cru vineyards in all of Burgundy.

Burgundy dominated the Top Ten Lots with a diverse representation, spreading the wealth among seven iconic Domaines. The number one prize was a two-way tie, with a Methuselah of 1991 Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache and the Domaine-direct barrel of 2020 Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques each hammering for an incredible $323,700, both New World Records. The Domaine-direct barrel of 2020 Roulot Mersault Clos des Boucheres took third place, ringing in at an impressive $249,000, another World Record. Fourth place was won by ten bottles of 1993 Henri Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux at $149,400, while twelve bottles of 1999 Rousseau Chambertin took fifth prize for $99,600, also setting a New World Record. Henri Jayer appeared again in sixth place with twelve bottles of 1999 Henri Jayer for Georges Echezeaux selling for $93,375. Coche-Dury emerged in seventh place with another New World Record price of $87,150 for six bottles of 1996 Corton Charlemagne. Domaine Leroy joined the Top Ten at number eight with a tie at $80,925 for only two bottles each of 1993 Musigny and 2001 Musigny, with the 2001 setting another New World Record. Finally, tenth place was a six-way tie between three bottles of 2009 DRC Romanee Conti, eight bottles of 1990 Leroy Chambertin, eight bottles of 1991 Leroy Chambertin, twelve bottles of 2009 DRC La Tache, nine bottles of 1996 Coche-Dury Mersault Perrieres and twelve of 1996 D’Auvenay (Leroy) Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres hammering down at $74,700 each, with the Coche-Dury and D’Auvenay each setting New World Records.

Burgundy producers commanded the rest of the New World Record lots much like they did the Top Ten, with Domaine Leroy, including Maison Leroy and Domaine D’Auvenay, capturing a stunning fifty-six records, followed by Dujac securing a sensational forty-eight. DRC seized a an enormous thirty-eight New World Records and both Domaines Fourrier and Coche-Dury set an impressive thirty-one each. The sale was made extra special by the presence of two of Burgundy’s most important producers offering Domaine-direct barrels from two of the most important premier cru vineyards. Domaine Fourrier has a long history in Gevrey Chambertin, and today Jean-Marie Fourrier is considered one of Burgundy’s brightest stars. The auction featured Fourrier wines direct from the Domaine, including a barrel of 2020 Fourrier Clos St. Jacques, which sold for an astounding $323,700, more than 160% above estimate. The wines of Jean-Marc Roulot have gone from relatively unknown to superstar status over the last twenty years, and a barrel of 2020 Clos Des Boucheres sold for $249,000, a mammoth 249% above the estimate.

“Simply put, this was one of the most incredible auctions I’ve seen in twenty-five years of doing this. To have 34% of all eligible lots achieve New World Records is an astronomical number,” gushed Acker Chairman John Kapon. “The success of the auction was made even more special by six straight nights of celebrating with hundreds of people from all around the world. It was great to see old and new friends and to witness people going out again in full force. There were so many amazing wines shared this week that I’m sure I tasted enough to qualify for an entire auction unto itself! And although this sale would be a fitting way to end our record-shattering year as the undisputed #1 wine auction house in the world, we will close out 2021 with three more sessions over three days and two cities, on December 15th, 16th, and 18th in Delaware and Hong Kong with an estimated $20M+ of more sales!”

Acker’s final auctions of the year will take place Live Online in Delaware on Wednesday December 15th and Thursday December 16th, followed by a Live Online sale in Hong Kong on Saturday, December 18th. Acker’s next Live Online Acker Distilled Spirits Auction will be on Tuesday November 30th. Acker is currently accepting wines for its 2022 live auctions, with weekly web auctions closing every week and spirits auctions closing monthly. For more information, email info@ackerwines.com.

Highlights from Acker's November Delaware Auction

LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (USD)
3 3 Btls 1961 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion  $19,920
20 4 Btls 1961 Chateau Trotanoy $22,410
45 6 Btls 2002 DRC Assortment in banded OWC $27,390
53 1 Btl 1949 DRC Richebourg $14,940
57 6 Btls 2000 DRC Richebourg $29,880
61 2 Btls 2002 DRC Romanee Conti  $43,575
86 4 Btls 1999 Domaine Leroy Romanee St. Vivant $39,840
96 1 Btl 1978 Dujac Bonnes Mares $10,583
102 1 Mag 1969 Dujac Clos de la Roche $49,800
104 2 Btls 1978 Dujac Clos de la Roche $24,900
111 6 Mags 2005 Dujac Romanee St. Vivant in OWC $49,800
113 1 Jero 2005 Dujac Romanee St. Vivant in OWC $19,920
158 5 Btls 1999 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $19,920
167 1 Btl 1978 G. Roumier Musigny $18,675
184 3 Btls 1996 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $43,575
194 12 Btls 1999 H. Jayer for Georges Echezeaux $93,375
267 4 Btls 1971 Pousse D'or Volnay Clos de la Bousse D'Or $10,583
281 2 Btls 1979 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet $10,583
323 12 Btls 2005-2015 Screaming Eagle Cabnernet Sauvignon  $43,575
356 1 Imp 2016 Chateau Mouton Rothschild in OWC $6,848
374 1 Btl 2018 DRC Montrachet  $11,205
377 12 Btls 1989 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion in OWC $24,900
405 3 Mags 1991 Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes $10,583
473 6 Btls 1985 Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda in OCB $10,583
481 2 Mags 1982 Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Case Basse $10,583
774 12 Btls 1996 Salon Le Mesnil in OWC $18,675
777 6 Mags 2002 Salon Le Mesnil in OWC $19,920
844 3 Btls 2009 DRC Corton in OWC $8,715
871 6 Btls 2011 DRC La Tache  $34,860
884 3 Btls 2009 DRC Romanee Conti in OWC $74,700
1166 6 Btls 1999 J.L. Chave Hermitage $4,731
1198 2 Btls 1997 Screaming Eagle Cabnernet Sauvignon  $13,695
1241 8 Btls 1959 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $43,575
1311 1 Mag 2008 G. Roumier Musigny $43,575
1325 6 Btls 1985 Drouhin Musigny in OCB $22,410
1351 1 Btl 1991 A. Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze $10,583
1361 2 Btls 1995 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $13,695
1370 12 Btls 1999 Raveneau Chablis Valmur $16,185
1419 3 Btls 1996 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet $8,715
1438 6 Mags 2011 Roulot Meursault Perrieres in OGB $22,410
1445 12 Btls 2006 G. Conterno Barolo Montfortino Riserva in OCB $19,920
1475 1 Mag 2015 A. Rousseau Chambertin $14,940
1497 8 Btls 1990 Domaine Leroy Chambertin in OWC $74,700
1498 8 Btls 1991 Domaine Leroy Chambertin  $74,700
1499 4 Btls 1993 A. Rousseau Chambertin $52,290
1500 3 Btls 1999 Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche $21,165
1502 2 Btls 1993 Domaine Leroy Musigny $80,925
1507 6 Btls 1999 Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques $22,410
1511 12 Btls 2009 DRC La Tache  $74,700
1520 1 Meth 1991 DRC La Tache  $323,700
1536 3 Btls 1990 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape $18,675
1538 2 Btls 1990 H. Bonneau Chateauneuf du Pape Chateauneuf du Pape $13,695
1541 2 Btls 2001 Domaine Leroy Musigny $80,925
1545 1 Btl 1999 D'Auvenary (Leroy) Chevalier Montrachet $16,185
1548 2 Btls 2001 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet $29,880
1571 1 Mag 2002 DRC Richebourg $13,695
1578 3 Mags 2011 Ramonet Montrachet $23,655
1585 1 Mag 1983 DRC La Tache  $24,900
1592 12 Btls 1999 A. Rousseau Chambertin $99,600
1597 10 Btls 1993 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $149,400
1601 6 Btls 1996 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne $87,150
1604 6 Btls 1999 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne $52,290
1606 6 Btls 2005 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne $80,925
1627 6 Btls 2000 Coche-Dury Meursault Rougeots $16,185
1632 10 Btls 1993 Coche-Dury Meursault Perrieres $52,290
1633A 9 Btls 1996 Coche-Dury Meursault Perrieres $74,700
1648 1 Btl 1978 Raveneau Chablis Les Clos  $8,715
1649 12 Btls 2002 Raveneau Chablis Les Clos  $39,840
1653 6 Btls 2000 J.L. Chave Ermitage Cuvee Cathelin $49,800
1680 1 Jero 2017 Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques Cuvee Centenaire in OWC $6,848
1682 3 Mags 2019 Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques Cuvee Centenaire in OWC $13,695
1683 1 Mag 2009 Fourrier Griottes Chambertin Vieilles Vignes in OWC $3,735
1689 1 Barrel 2020 Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques $323,700
1690 1 Barrel 2020 Roulot Meursault Clos Des Boucheres $249,000
1759 1 Btl 1996 Domaine Leroy Chambertin  $13,695
1760 1 Btl 1999 Domaine Leroy Chambertin  $17,430
1764 1 Btl 2001 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot $5,976
1770 1 Btl 1999 Domaine Leroy Richebourg $10,583
1790 1 Mag 1996 E. Rouget Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $8,093
1801 12 Btls 2001 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $29,880
1836 1 Mag 1993 J.F. Mugnier Musigny  $11,205
1840 12 Btls 1999 J.F. Mugnier Musigny in OCB $47,310
1866 1 Jero 2010 Bouchard Pere et Fils Montrachet in OWC $6,848
1874 12 Btls 1999 D'Auvenary (Leroy) Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres in OWC $74,700
1879 3 Btls 2008 DRC Montrachet in banded OWC $43,575
1984 1 Btl 1996 Domaine Leroy Corton  Renards $4,731
2002 1 Btl 1978 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape $10,583
2075 1 Btl 1999 DRC Grands Echezeaux $4,731
2092 5 Btls 2002 J. Truchot Charmes Chambertin Vieilles Vignes $18,675
2102 6 Btls 1991 E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline $9,960

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