Acker Eyes June 19 with Collection of Rudi Wiest
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COMTE LIGER-BELAIR ONCE AGAIN REIGNS SUPREME IN HONG KONG
COLLECTORS CLAMOR TO OWN ONE OF THE GREATEST
BURGUNDY DOMAINES OF OUR GENERATION
HK$32 MILLION/US$4.25 MILLION AUCTION PRIMES COLLECTORS FOR THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF LEGENDARY GERMAN IMPORTER RUDI WIEST JUNE 19
Lots 591-594: 1 bottle 2005 & 3 bottles ea. 2011-2013 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanée in OWCs
Lot 454: 12 bottles 1998 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne
Lots 488-489: 3-bottle banded OWCs of 2006 & 2007 DRC Romanée Conti
Three top lots from this weekend’s Hong Kong auction:
Lots 591-594: 1 bottle 2005 & 3 bottles ea. 2011-2013 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanée in OWCs
Lot 454: 12 bottles 1998 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne
Lots 488-489: 3-bottle banded OWCs of 2006 & 2007 DRC Romanée Conti
Hong Kong, SAR – June 10, 2019 – A selection of lots direct from the cellar of Domaine du Comte Louis Michel Liger-Belair, one of Burgundy’s greatest Domaines, had collectors clamoring to own some of their rarest bottles and magnums at Acker’s June 8th Hong Kong auction, including numerous wines not commercially released. The Domaine-direct wines offered by Acker on June 8 set sixteen New World Records in an auction that garnered HK$32 Million/US$4.25 Million. Five New World Records were set for Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee alone, as an impressive two-thirds of all non-mixed lots direct from the Domaine set New World Records.
Along with the headlining Comte Liger-Belair lots, occupying the Top Ten lots of the auction are a series of France’s elite winemakers. A vertical of 2011-2014 DRC Romanee Conti led the auction’s rankings, selling for HK$471,200/US$60,800. DRC continued its command with successive lots of banded OWCs of 2006 and 2007 DRC Romanee Conti, purchased for HK$396,800/US$51,200 and HK$372,000/US$48,000 respectively. Two 12-bottle lots of 1990 and 1998 Chateau Petrus sold for HK$322,400/US$41,600 and $297,600/US$38,400, followed by two rare Burgundy lots: a 12-bottle lot of 1998 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne which sold for HK$297,600/US$38,400, and a three-bottle lot of the 1999 Roumier Musigny that traded at HK$272,800/US$35,200. Closing out the Top Ten was a case of 2000 Mouton Rothschild selling for HK$198,400/US$25,600.
“It is always an honor to welcome the great Comte Louis Michel Liger-Belair to Hong Kong. His wines are the hottest in Burgundy, and with good reason; they are among the most complex and delicious in all the world,” said Acker Chairman John Kapon. “The opportunity to drink and share so many of his great wines over the week leading up to this auction was something I would like to do again and again! The demand for his wines was evident on the sales floor, with incredible results. There can be no doubting his place amongst the greatest winemakers in the world today.”
Acker will close out its spring season in New York City on Wednesday, June 19 with an auction featuring the personal collection of legendary German wine importer Rudi Wiest. “This is the greatest German wine collection ever to come to auction that I know - a collection whose breadth and depth of the rarest wines of Germany will make any Riesling lover’s heart beat faster,” said Kapon. “Already the response among collectors has been incredible, as the Wiest Collection represents the most significant and age-worthy German wines ever to come to auction.”
For more information about the June 19 auction of the Personal Collection of Rudi Wiest, please visit www.ackerwines.com and download the catalog.
Highlights from the June 8th, 2019 Hong Kong auction
LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (HKD) PRICE (USD)
31 12 Btls 2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild $198,400 $25,600
46 3 Btls 2005 Ente Le Seve du Clos Meursault $15,872 $2,048
146 1 Dbl Mag 2015 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion $14,880 $1,920
153 1 Imp 2015 Chateau Vieux Chateau Certan $22,320 $2,880
210 12 Btls 2010 Roulot Meursault Boucheres $39,680 $5,120
241 4 Btls 1997 D'Auvenary (Leroy) Auxey Duresses Blanc $39,680 $5,120
249 3 Btls 2011 Domaine Leroy Corton Renardes $44,640 $5,760
256 1 Jero 2010 H. Boillot Batard Montrachet $16,864 $2,176
260 6 Btls 2006 Ramonet Montrachet $84,320 $10,880
296 12 Btls 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $109,120 $14,080
298 12 Btls 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild $109,120 $14,080
345 1 Btl 1971 DRC La Tache $74,400 $9,600
351 1 Btl 1988 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $74,400 $9,600
360 6 Btls 2010-2015 DRC La Tache $198,400 $25,600
361 11 Btls 2005-2015 DRC Richebourg $248,000 $32,000
364 3 Btls 2016 Lafon Batard Montrachet $29,760 $3,840
368 3 Btls 2017 H. Boillot Montrachet $19,840 $2,560
392 6 Btls 1989 Chateau Haut Brion Blanc $89,280 $11,520
393 12 Btls 1996 DRC Romanee St. Vivant $223,200 $28,800
411 3 Btls 2005 Harlan Estate Red $18,848 $2,432
427 12 Btls 1998 Chateau Petrus $297,600 $38,400
446 2 Btls 2001 Faiveley Musigny $47,120 $6,080
454 12 Btls 1998 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne $297,600 $38,400
465 6 Btls 2005 Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Case Basse Riserva $27,280 $3,520
471 6 Btls 1989 Chateau Haut Brion $94,240 $12,160
486 6 Btls 2003 DRC La Tache $223,200 $28,800
487 1 Jero 2006 DRC La Tache $168,640 $21,760
488 3 Btls 2006 DRC Romanee Conti $396,800 $51,200
489 3 Btls 2007 DRC Romanee Conti $372,000 $48,000
495 12 Btls 2009 DRC Romanee St. Vivant $198,400 $25,600
499 1 & 3 Mags 2006, 2013 De Montille Vosne Romanee Les Malconsorts, Christiane $27,280 $3,520
547 1 Btl 2001 Leroy Chambertin $59,520 $7,680
556 1 Btl 1981 H. Jayer Richebourg $94,240 $12,160
569 2 Btls 2010 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne $94,240 $12,160
576 1 Mag 2010 Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Les Petits Monts $24,800 $3,200
578 1 Mag 2010 Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Les Brulees $42,160 $5,440
579 1 Mag 2015 Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Les Brulees $49,600 $6,400
580 1 Mag 2016 Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Les Brulees $49,600 $6,400
582 1 Mag 2005 Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots $39,680 $5,120
583 1 Mag 2009 Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots $37,200 $4,800
586 1 Mag 2016 Liger-Belair Clos Vougeout $42,160 $5,440
587 3 Btls 2011 Liger-Belair Echezeaux $34,720 $4,480
588 3 Btls 2013 Liger-Belair Echezeaux $34,720 $4,480
589 1 Mag 2009 Liger-Belair Echezeaux $42,160 $5,440
591 1 Mag 2005 Liger-Belair La Romanee $74,400 $9,600
592 3 Btls 2011 Liger-Belair La Romanee $99,200 $12,800
593 3 Btls 2012 Liger-Belair La Romanee $138,880 $17,920
594 3 Btls 2013 Liger-Belair La Romanee $94,240 $12,160
595 1 Mag 2009 Liger-Belair La Romanee $99,200 $12,800
597 1 Mag 2015 Liger-Belair La Romanee $109,120 $14,080
598 1 Mag 2016 Liger-Belair La Romanee $119,040 $15,360
626 1 Mag 1996 Chateau Latour $14,880 $1,920
654 12 Btls 1990 Chateau Petrus $322,400 $41,600
721 6 Btls 2011 DRC La Tache $188,480 $24,320
762 1 Btl 1978 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $49,600 $6,400
765 3 Btls 1999 G. Roumier Musigny $272,800 $35,200
768 2 Btls 1990 H. Lignier Clos de la Roche $24,800 $3,200
788 12 Btls 1995 R. Engel Grands Echezeaux $99,200 $12,800
810 2 Btls 2008 DRC Montrachet $99,200 $12,800
853 3 Btls 1969 Dom Perignon Oenotheque $44,640 $5,760
856 3 Mags 1989 Krug Vintage Champagne $32,240 $4,160
877 4 Btls 1976 Penfolds Grange $42,160 $5,440
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