Press Release
Rudi Wiest’s Personal Collection Results in 73 New World Records for Fine & Rare German Wines at Acker
Firm Finishes First Half of 2019
On Pace for Another 9-Digit Year
Lot 285: 3 bottles 1971 B. Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche di Castiglione Falletto Riserva;
Lot 756: 12 bottles 1976 J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese Long Gold Capsule
Lot 493: 3 magnums 1999 A. Rousseau Chambertin
Three of the top lots from the Wednesday June 19th New York City Auction:
Lot 285: 3 bottles 1971 B. Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche di Castiglione Falletto Riserva;
Lot 756: 12 bottles 1976 J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese Long Gold Capsule;
Lot 493: 3 magnums 1999 A. Rousseau Chambertin
NEW YORK – June 20, 2019 – The 12th floor of the majestic 432 Park Avenue was abuzz yesterday at Acker’s June New York auction. Bids were many among collectors on site and online for the rarities contained in the greatest personal collection of German wines ever to be offered thanks to the remarkable Rudi Wiest. Top names and rare formats of French and Italian wines also held court at Acker’s finale to the first half the 2019 auction season, where an estimated $3.3 Million was sold.
THE RUDI WIEST COLLECTION
Eager bidders competed for rare single and mixed lots of celebrated German wines, contributing to a grand total of 73 new world records for famed producers, including 13 new world records for Fritz Haag, 12 for JJ Prum, 8 for Zilliken, 6 for Egon Muller, 6 for Bert Simon, 4 for Dr. Thanisch, 3 each for Schloss Johannisberg, Von Simmern, and Weil and 2 for Schafer-Frohlich. Highest performing lots in the collection included a case of the 1976 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese LGK which sold for $16,120; $8,680 for one bottle of 1921 Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling TBA Gold Capsule; and $4,712 for a lot containing one bottle each of the 1975 E. Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Beerenauslese, and Riesling Beerenauslese Gold Capsule.
Collectors who failed to secure a portion of this great collection will have future opportunities to bid in the coming months. Acker will offer additional selections from Rudi Wiest in a dedicated single cellar web auction this summer, followed by at least one other live auction this autumn.
TOP 10 LOTS OVERALL
Europe dominated the auction’s Top 10 Lots and a stronger first six months of 2019 for Bordeaux was made clear as that famed region took four of the ten Top Ten slots. Six magnums of 1990 Petrus and twelve bottles of 1989 Petrus led, selling for $47,120 and $43,400 respectively, followed by three gorgeous magnums of the 1999 Rousseau Chambertin, purchased for $39,680. The  Domaine de la Romanee Conti and Comte Liger-Belair followed Rousseau for Burgundy as two rare bottles of the 1966 Romanee Conti were next, selling for $27,280. Vosne Romanee’s banded OWC of 2006 DRC La Tache was purchased for $24,800, a six-bottle vertical of 2006-2011 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee sold for $23,650, and a banded OWC of the 2007 DRC La Tache was acquired for the same price. Bordeaux returned to the Top Ten stage via six bottles of 1982 Petrus at $21,080 and five beautiful magnums of 1982 Chateau Latour trading for $19,840. Finally, three very rare bottles of the 1971 B. Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche di Castiglione Falletto Riserva completed the Top Ten, secured for $19,480.
AUCTION SEASON’S FIRST HALF CLOSES
Looking back, Acker Chairman John Kapon noted, “The offering of the Personal Collection of Rudi Wiest was a great end to the first half of this auction season. While I’m excited to enjoy a few well-earned days off, our September sales in NYC and Hong Kong are already very much in motion, and the second half of 2019 looks very exciting, indeed!” He continued, “In the first six months of this year we offered a series of very special, truly unique collections and Domaine direct consignments to our clients around the world, and those are the basis for a what will be a memorable Fall auction season ahead.”
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 19th, 2019 New York City auction
LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (USD)
18 6 Mags 1989 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion $16,120
26 5 Mags 1982 Chateau Latour $19,840
67 3 Mags 1989 Chateau Haut Brion $16,120
86 12 Btls 1989 Chateau Petrus $43,400
87 6 Mags 1990 Chateau Petrus $47,120
241 2 Btls 1966 DRC Romanee Conti $27,280
247 3 Btls 2011 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Chevalier Montrachet $16,120
285 3 Btls 1971 B. Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche di Castiglione Falletto, Riserva $19,840
322 1 Btl 2014 Ramonet Montrachet $2,976
345 8 Btls 1990 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva $14,880
347 3 Btls 2004 G. Mascarello Barolo Ca' del Morissio, Monprivato Riserva $3,224
368 1 Btl 1999 DRC Romanee Conti $19,840
372 5 Btls 1988 Meo-Camuzet Clos Vougeot $3,472
404 2 Btls 1989 Leroy Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts $3,224
466A 4 Btls 1980 Dujac Morey St. Denis $2,480
493 3 Mags 1999 A. Rousseau Chambertin $39,680
550 3 Btls 2013 Comte Liger-Belair Echezeaux $3,720
555 3 Btls 2009 Domaine Bizot Echezeaux $2,728
560 6 Btls 2012 Domaine Bizot Vosne Romanee Les Jachees $3,224
624 2 Btls 2004 Keller G-Max Riesling $6,200
670 6 Btls 2006 DRC La Tache $24,800
671 6 Btls 2007 DRC La Tache $23,560
698 6 Btls 2004 B. Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga, Riserva $5,208
701 12 Btls 2006 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte $3,968
705 1 Btl 1971 F. Haag Riesling TBA Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Gold Capsule $2,356
735 6 Mags 2001 F. Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese $3,472
756 12 Btls 1976 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese LGK $16,120
764 1 Mag 1983 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Eiswein LGK $2,108
772 12 Btls 2001 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule $2,976
773 12 Btls 2001 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese $1,488
804 12 Btls 1983 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule $2,976
806 6 Hlf Btls 1983 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Eiswein Gold Capsule $1,984
859 1 Btl ea. 1975 E. Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Beerenauslese & Riesling Beerenauslese Gold Capsule $4,712
860 6 Btls 1976 E. Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett $2,976
861 3 Btls 1983 E. Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese $2,728
864 6 Hlf Btls 2003 E. Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule $2,728
865 3 Btls 2003 E. Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule $2,976
871 1 Btl 1921 Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling TBA Gold Capsule $8,680
921 18 Btls 2004-2007 mixed lot R. Furst Spatburgunder cuvees $2,356
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