Acker’s Debut in Delaware Soars with 152 New World Records


Three of the Top Lots from Acker’s January Delaware Auction:
Lot 44, 45: 12 bottles each 1989 and 1990 Chateau Petrus in OWC
Lot 1002: 12 bottles 1998 D’Auvenay (Leroy) Bonnes Mares
Lot 828, 829: 6 magnums and 1 double magnum 2005 Chateau Le Pin in OWCs

Acker hosted its first ever Delaware auction, as well as the company’s first three evening, “live online” sale on January 13th, 14th, and 15th, in a smashing success, exceeding the high estimate for the overall auction. The fine wine market picked up right where it left off in 2020, as three stellar cellars headlined the auction, achieving 152 New World Records. As 2020’s top wine auction house globally, Acker already has an estimated US$20 million of sales in the first five weeks of 2021, leading the market once again in far and away fashion.

Bordeaux surged to the forefront of the Top Ten Lots of the auction, as the top two positions were held by the stalwart region as twelve bottles each of 1990 and 1989 Chateau Petrus in original wood stood proudly atop the podium, selling for $52,290 and $49,800 respectively. Third place was shared by two of Burgundy’s top names in one superlative vineyard, as twelve bottles each of 1998 d’Auvenay (Leroy) Bonnes Mares, a New World Record, and 1995 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares each realized $47,310. The fifth position was split as well, with six magnums each of 2005 Dujac Chambertin and 2005 Chateau Le Pin, both in original wood, bringing in $43,575 a piece. In the seventh spot stood twelve bottles of 2016 Chateau Le Pin in OWC that fetched $37,350. Eighth place was shared between three lots, rounding out the Top Ten, as twelve bottles of 2015 Dujac Chambertin, a New World Record, twelve bottles of 2001 Chateau Le Pin, and nine bottles of D’Auvenay (Leroy) Mazis Chambertin each realized $34,860.

Again, it was the wines of Domaine Dujac that took first place in the record books, as their wines attained 20 out of the total 152 New World Records. Standouts from the marvelous, Morey St. Denis-based Domaine include three bottles of 2005 Chambertin for $8,093, three magnums of 2008 Romanee St. Vivant in OWC for $11,205, and one magnum of 2009 Clos St. Denis for $2,988. The rare wines from Lalou Beze-Leroy’s Domaine Leroy, Domaine d’Auvenay, and Maison Leroy tallied up 13 New World Records, headlined by two bottles of 2000 d’Auvenay Chevalier Montrachet that fetched $18,674, one bottle of 2002 Domaine Leroy Musigny for $24,900, and ten bottles of 1964 Maison Leroy Echezeaux for $11,827. The age-worthy white wines of Domaine Leflaive also claimed 13 New Records, led by twelve bottles of 1994 Chevalier Montrachet in OCB that fetched $10,583 and six bottles of 2010 Batard Montrachet in OWC that realized $5,603.

“It was these three superlative collections that brought even more bidders out of the woodwork in a rollicking start to the new year,” extolled Acker Chairman, John Kapon. “While it was hard to imagine the fine wine market fortifying itself even further, it seems like 2021 will put its own unique stamp on things as we continue to see record-breaking numbers sale after sale. The provenance of these prestigious cellars proved that collectors continue to seek out the best bottles available, and the search for these prized wines is never-ending. We look forward to returning to Hong Kong with our first sale of 2021 on January 22nd and 23rd, with four fantastic, featured collections, as well as a consignment direct from the cellars of the greatest producer in the Rhone, Jean-Louis Chave. We continue in Delaware on February 4th and 5th, with Acker’s third annual Grande Fête de Bourgogne, headlined by eleven Domaine-direct consignments from Burgundy’s best names. Excited is an understatement!”

The auction season continues for Acker with another “live online” auction in Hong Kong on January 22nd and 23rd and returns to Delaware with the third annual Grande Fête de Bourgogne on February 4th and 5th. Acker is currently accepting wines for its winter “live online” auctions, with weekly web auctions closing every week. For more information, email

Highlights from Acker's 3-Day Delaware Auction

44 12 Btls 1989 Chateau Petrus in OWC $49,800
45 12 Btls 1990 Chateau Petrus in OWC $52,290
82 1 Btl 2002 Domaine Leroy Musigny $24,900
91 3 Btls 1993 E. Rouget Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $11,205
98 1 Mag 1995 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $23,655
99 1 Mag 1996 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $21,165
151 6 Btls 2003 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape $6,225
206 12 Btls 1994 Vega Sicilia Unico in OWC $8,715
261 12 Btls 1982 Chateau Cheval Blanc in OWC $14,940
274 1 Mag 1959 Chateau Haut Brion $10,583
322 12 Btls 2005 Chateau Lafleur in OWC $16,185
365 1 Jero 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild in OWC $11,205
380 12 Btls 1970 Chateau Petrus in OWC $32,370
394 1 Mag 1959 Chateau D'Yquem $5,976
464 6 Btls 2008 Comte Liger Belair La Romanee $23,655
469 6 Btls 2007 Comte Liger Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots $10,583
477 3 Btls 2008 DRC Richebourg in OWC $9,338
478 3 Btls 2005 DRC Romanee St. Vivant $11,205
491 6 Mags 2005 Dujac Chambertin in OWC $43,575
500 12 Btls 2015 Dujac Chambertin in OWC & OCB $34,860
582 3 Btls 2009 J.F. Mugnier Musigny $10,583
593 1 Mag 1993 Meo Camuzet Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $9,338
602 2 Btls 2000 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Chevalier Montrachet $18,675
605 6 Mags 2005 Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet in OWC $11,828
646 6 Btls 1990 E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline $8,093
659 12 Btls 1990 E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque $12,450
671 4 Btls 1990 Gentaz Cote Rotie Cote Brune Cuvee Reservee $12,450
694 4 Btls 1969 P. Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle in OWC $6,225
813 6 Btls 2000 Chateau Lafleur in OWC $19,920
816 12 Btls 1982 Chateau Latour in OWC $27,390
822 12 Btls 2001 Chateau Le Pin  $34,860
828 6 Mags 2005 Chateau Le Pin in OWC $43,575
844 12 Btls 2016 Chateau Le Pin in OWC $37,350
1002 12 Btls 1998 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Bonnes Mares  $47,310
1008 2 Btls 1996 Domaine Leroy Chambertin $13,695
1026 12 Btls 1995 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares in OCB $47,310
1077 12 Btls 1997 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Meursault Les Narvaux in OWC $29,880
1078 12 Btls 1998 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Meursault Les Narvaux in OWC $32,370
1080 12 Btls 1998 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres in OWC $29,880
1085 12 Btls 1990 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet in OCB $18,675
1171 12 Btls 1996 Salon Le Mesnil in OWC $12,450
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