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THE “BIRTHDAY AUCTION” SPARKLES WITH
US$6.5 MILLION IN SALES & 116 NEW WORLD RECORDS
THE “TIME CAPSULE” & “SILVER FOX” HEADLINE THE AUCTION
IN TOP TEN LOTS & NUMBER OF WORLD RECORDS
OVER $10 MILLION IN DECEMBER SALES AHEAD
TO CLOSE OUT A RECORD SETTING 2018
Lot 731: 12 bottles 1980 Romanee Conti
Lots 832: 6 bottles 2000 Chateau Petrus
Lot 919: 6 bottles 1982 B. Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda Riserva

Notable lots from Acker's Sat November 17th NY auction - Lot 731: 12 bottles 1980 DRC Romanee Conti, Lot 832: 6 bottles 2000 Chateau Petrus, and Lot 919: 6 bottles B. Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda Riserva

 
New York City, NY – November 19th, 2018 – Over $6.5 million in sales and 116 New World Records made the celebratory atmosphere even more festive during the November 16-17th “Birthday Auction” at Acker Merrall & Condit in New York City.  Acker Chairman John Kapon turning forty-seven years old was made even sweeter as collectors worldwide vied to own the superb lots a significant amount of World Class Collections.  Composed through decades of dedicated collecting and both from ideal storage, the “Time Capsule” and “Silver Fox” collections especially excelled, dominating the 60% of the Top Ten Lots and over 30% of the overall New World Records.
 
Rarely seen wines from the “Time Capsule Collection” and the Domaine de la Romanee Conti were preeminent in the Top 10 Lots.  Five lots, all from the Time Capsule collection performed incredibly well as collectors vied for a position to own a twelve-bottle lot of 1980 DRC Romanee Conti, which commanded the number one position and a New World Record, selling for $235,600, followed by twelve bottles of 1982 DRC Romanee Conti bought for $173,600.  Six magnums of 1979 DRC Romanee Conti in OWC were also a Record Price at $124,000, while demand for 1980 Romanee Conti continued with four bottles selling for $74,400. In the number five position were eight bottles of 1976 DRC Romanee Conti selling for $68,200. The next four of the Top 10 Lots all sold for $37,200 – a twelve bottle OWC of 2012 Screaming Eagle, twelve bottles of 1999 DRC Romanee St. Vivant, twelve bottles of 1982 DRC La Tache (also a World Record) and six bottles of 1982 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda Riserva.  Completing the Top 10 was twelve bottle OWC of 1982 Lafite Rothschild selling for $34,720, which also came from the “Time Capsule Collection”.
 
Acker Merrall continued its leadership of the fine and rare wine market with another 116 New World Records.   A significant fourteen of those were established by Domaine de la Romanee Conti.  Beyond the Top Ten Lots that were dominated by “The Time Capsule Collection,” notable New DRC World Records were set for 2015 DRC La Tache and 2015 DRC Richebourg magnums, 1980 DRC Grands Echezeaux, 1971 DRC Romanee St. Vivant, 1990 DRC Echezeaux and 2014 DRC Montrachet.  The demand for the great wines of Drouhin was near equal with 11 New World Records,with three vintages of Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche in the fore in tandem with 2002 Drouhin Musigny and 1979 Drouhin Grands Echezeaux and 1979 Drouhin Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses, many of these also coming from “The Time Capsule.”  The demand and success of the collection of “The Silver Fox” was clear as it set seventeen New World Records during the sale. New World Records spanned wines as diverse as 1929 Beychevelle in magnum, 1983 Mouton Rothschild in magnum, 1989 de Vogue Musigny Blanc, 2002 Domaine Leroy Chambertin, 1996 Domaine Leroy Romanee St. Vivant, 1995 Rouget Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux and 1964 Quinta do Noval Nacional Port amongst many others.
 
“This was a special week for me, and it was made all the more special by the presence of so many friends and clients at Marea this weekend.  A $6.5 million auction and 116 New World Records didn’t hurt either,” said John Kapon, Chairman of Acker Merrall and Condit Companies.  “It was a banner day for Burgundy, Bordeaux and Italy in particular, as these regions all put some sizzle in this juicy Birthday steak.  Thank you to the gentlemen behind two very special collections, “The Time Capsule” and “The Silver Fox,” for choosing Acker Merrall and adding to an already memorable year for me.  2018 is proving to be one for the record books as we look with excited anticipation at two more auctions and over $10 million of the world’s greatest wines on December 8th in Hong Kong and December 12th in New York City and some most significant year end numbers to a most significant year.”
 
For more information about Acker Merrall & Condit’s upcoming auctions in Hong Kong and New York, or for information on consigning wines, please visit www.ackerwines.com.
 
Highlights from the November 16-17th 2018 NYC Auction
LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE
2 1 Btls 1980 DRC Richebourg $7,440
22 1 Jero 1990 DRC Echezeaux $16,120
23 6 Btls 2010 DRC La Tache $29,760
27 1 Btl 1986 G. Roumier Musigny $8,060
46 1 Btl 2014 DRC Montrachet $8,060
93 1 Mag 2010 Penfolds Grange $1,984
107 12 Btls 1996 Chateau Margaux $9,920
219 6 Btls 2002 DRC Assortment $16,120
237 2 Btls 1986 Raveneau Chablis Les Clos $5,208
322 12 Btls 2010 Chateau Latour $16,120
342 1 12L 1970 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino $23,560
395 1 Mag 2008 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon $6,820
401 12 Btls 2012 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon $37,200
419B 3 Btls 1985 Chateau Cheval Blanc $2,976
443 12 Btls 1999 DRC Romanee St. Vivant $37,200
448 3 Btls 2009 Domaine Leroy Chambertin $23,560
583 6 Btls 2002 Drouhin Musigny $6,820
593 12 Btls 2010 Dujac Chambertin $32,230
693 12 Btls 1988 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $11,160
694 6 Btls 1979 Chateau Lafleur $23,560
724 12 Btls 1982 DRC La Tache $37,200
726 12 Btls 1982 DRC Richebourg $26,040
731 12 Btls 1980 DRC Romanee Conti $235,600
734 12 Btls 1982 DRC Romanee Conti $173,600
781 12 Btls 2005 Chateau Ausone $14,880
787A 1 Dbl Mag 1989 Chateau Haut Brion $11,160
849 12 Btls 2005 Dujac Clos St. Denis $18,600
890 1 Btl 1988 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $3,730
892 1 Btl 1978 G. Roumier Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses $8,680
919 6 Btls 1982 B. Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda Riserva $37,200
957 1 Mag 2015 DRC La Tache $14,880
958 1 Mag 2015 DRC Richebourg $11,160
976 6 Btls 2009 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Chevalier Montrachet  $4,710
990 1 Dbl Mag 1999 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva $6,200
1010 1 Mag 1929 Chateau Beychevelle $2,728
1086 6 Mags 1983 Chateau Mouton Rothschild $7,440
1133 1 Btl 2002 Domaine Leroy Chambertin $8,060
1141 2 Btls 1985 Dujac Clos de la Roche $10,540
1155 6 Btls 1985 Drouhin Chambertin $6,820
1179 3 Btls 1989 de Vogue Musigny Blanc $5,208
1187 3 Btls 2002 Domaine Leroy Corton Charlemagne $10,540