AUCTION EXCEEDS ESTIMATES BY 20%
AS SEPTEMBER SIZZLES, CAPTURING 241 NEW WORLD RECORDS

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
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Three of the top performing lots in the September NY Auction:
Lot 1187, 1188: 3 bottles each 2001 and 2006 DRC Romanee Conti in banded OWC
Lot 1323: 1 Methuselah 2001 DRC Montrachet
Lots 1427-1432: 1 Jeroboam each 2005-2010 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC

Thirsty bidders were plugged in with the volume on high as Acker exploded into the Fall season with a spectacular sale of $6.6 million and 98% lots sold, exceeding the pre-sale estimate by over 20% and setting 241 New World Records in the process. The auction also kicked off Acker’s Fall charitable initiative working with Citymeals on Wheels, with a virtual cooking demo with co-president of the organization, Chef Daniel Boulud, that led into the first 168 lots of the sale, kicking off Acker’s goal to donate 10,000 meals for New York’s homebound elderly through a variety of auction and retail offerings.

The Top Ten Lots of the auction were a celebrity death match between two of Burgundy’s biggest names, Domaine de la Romanee Conti and Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, who both represented nine out of the ten Top Lots as well as sixteen of the Top Twenty. The Top Lot of the sale went to a rare Methuselah of 2001 DRC Montrachet, which sold for $55,800. Second place was taken by another DRC specialty, a twelve-bottle 2000 Assortment in a banded original wood case that fetched $52,080. The third through fifth positions were captured by more banded cases of DRC, this time three bottles each of Romanee Conti, as the 2001 and 2006 vintages sold for $49,600 a piece and the 2011 vintage realized $47,120. Sixth and seventh places were taken by World-Record setting Jeroboams of 2005 and 2010 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee, which sold for $47,120, two of Ten World Records set by one of Burgundy’s most collectible producers. The Comte’s streak continued as twelve bottles of 2007 and six bottles of 2009 La Romanee took the eighth and ninth positions, selling for $42,400 and $39,680 respectively. Rounding out the Top Ten was Bordeaux’s only entrant, a lot of twelve bottles of 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild in original wooden case that realized $39,680. Other coveted producers slipping into the Top Twenty were Rousseau, Raveneau, and Chateau Haut Brion.

Of the extraordinary 241 New World Records set, 77% were achieved by the wines of Burgundy, which continued its dominance of the marketplace. The wines of Roumier captured fifteen New World Records, with Roulot taking twelve, Drouhin eleven, and the aforementioned Comte Liger-Belair ten. This was followed closely with nine records for Leflaive, eight for both DRC and Ramonet, and six each for Dujac and Leroy.

“What a spectacular start to the Fall season,” exclaimed Acker Chairman, John Kapon. “The market continues to get stronger and stronger as 2020 goes on. We often go into an auction with a good sense of where the sales numbers will go. To achieve 20% over the pre-sale estimate is a truly significant milestone. All systems are go for what is shaping up to be as incredible a Fall season as we’ve ever seen, with an even larger sale on tap for Hong Kong on September 24th and 26th followed closely by a superb, single-cellar sale in New York, on Thursday, October 8th. Fasten your seatbelts!”

The auction season continues for Acker with a “live online” auction in Hong Kong on September 24th and 26th, followed closely by a single-cellar sale in New York on October 8th and a second October New York auction on October 24th. Acker is currently accepting wines for November and December “live online” auctions, with weekly web auctions closing every week. For more information, email info@ackerwines.com.

Highlights from Acker's September 10th & 11th New York Auction

LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (USD)
119 12 Btls 1999 Roulot Meursault Perrieres $14,880
169 20 Btls 1982-2010 Raveneau Chablis Clos Vertical $29,760
186 3 Btls 1993 Dujac Clos de la Roche $9,300
220 10 Btls 2002 E. Vatan Sancerre Clos la Neore $3,968
251 1 Mag 2014 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet $2,356
257 2 Btls 2002 Domaine Leroy Clos Vougeot $5,952
270 1 Mag 1990 DRC Richebourg $14,880
271 6 Btls 2002 Dujac Clos de la Roche $9,920
273 1 Btl 1996 Coche Dury Corton Charlemagne $6,820
280 1 Mag 1990 J.L. Chave Hermitage $4,712
286 1 5 ltr 1990 Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato $4,960
306 1 Mag 1993 Rousseau Chambertin  $17,360
319 4 Btls 1978 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva $19,840
353 1 Btl 2017 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet $10,540
363 12 Btls 2014 Roulot Meursault Clos des Boucheres $7,440
397 6 Btls 2007 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape $7,440
405 2 Btls 1982 Dom Perignon Rose $3,720
425 1 Mag 2009 Arnoux (Lachaux) Romanee St. Vivant $1,612
578 6 Btls 2010 Duroche Chambertin Clos de Beze $4,712
712 1 Mag 1961 Chateau Latour $19,840
863 12 Btls 1989 Chateau Haut Brion in OWC $29,760
883 6 Btls 2009 Chateau Petrus $21,080
1049 4 Btls 1947 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion  $17,360
1053 1 Mag 1953 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $10,540
1066 1 Btl 1961 Chateau Petrus $13,640
1083 1 Mag 1996 R. Engel Grands Echezeaux $3,720
1110 1 Mag 1985 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva $5,208
1118 1 Jero 1979 DRC Grands Echezeaux $19,840
1151 3 Btls 1985 Leflaive Bienvenue Batard Montrachet $4,960
1165 12 Btls 1998 Chateau Cheval Blanc in OWC $9,300
1168 12 Btls 2000 Chateau Haut Brion  $9,920
1178 12 Btls 2009 Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze in OCB $32,240
1180 12 Btls 2007 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee $43,400
1181 6 Btls 2009 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC $39,680
1182 3 Btls 2010 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee $27,280
1187 3 Btls 2001 DRC Romanee Conti in banded OWC $49,600
1188 3 Btls 2006 DRC Romanee Conti in banded OWC $49,600
1194 12 Btls 2008 Dujac Romanee St. Vivant in OCB $22,320
1197 6 Btls 2005 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $14,880
1199 6 Btls 2005 J.F. Mugnier Musigny $19,840
1201 12 Btls 2001 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva $17,360
1215 3 Mags 1996 DRC La Tache $37,200
1269 1 Mag 1986 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $21,080
1323 1 Meth 2001 DRC Montrachet $55,800
1338 12 Btls 2004 Raveneau Chablis Valmur $9,300
1357 4 Btls 2002 Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques $6,820
1367 1 Btl 2002 Denis Mortet Chambertin $1,488
1369 12 Btls 2000 DRC Assortment in banded OWC $52,080
1383 6 Btls 1996 Domaine Leroy Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts $16,120
1393 4 Btls 2002 Fourrier Griotte Chambertin Vieilles Vignes $4,712
1396 6 Btls 2002 Georges Roumier Chambolle Musigny Les Cras $4,712
1405 6 Btls 2002 M. Lafarge Volnay Clos des Chenes $3,968
1412 1 Btl 2000 Meo-Camuzet Richebourg $1,860
1416 4 Btls 1999 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne $22,320
1421 12 Btls 2002 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Ruchottes $3,968
1427 1 Jero 2005 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC $47,120
1432 1 Jero 2010 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC $47,120
1560 12 Btls 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild in OWC $39,680

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