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FALL OFF TO FAST AND FURIOUS START AS ACKER SELLS $7 MILLION WHILE SETTING 188 NEW WORLD RECORDS
Lot 1102: 12 bottles 1999 A. Rousseau Chambertin
Lot 513: 6 magnums of 1990 Chateau Petrus
Lot 398: a 32-magnum vertical of Vega Sicilia Unico spanning 1960-2208
Three of the Top Lots in Acker’s September 5th & 7th NYC auction: Lot 1102: 12 bottles 1999 A. Rousseau Chambertin; Lot 513: 6 magnums of 1990 Chateau Petrus; & Lot 398: a 32-magnum vertical of Vega Sicilia Unico spanning 1960-2008
New York City, NY – September 9th, 2019 – Acker launched its Fall auction season in New York on Thursday and Saturday, September 5th and 7th, and collectors worldwide came back from their Summer holiday with a vengeance, setting 188 New World Records and snapping up more than $7 million of the world’s finest and rarest wines. With the launch of their estimated $6M September 20-21 Hong Kong live auction, the move to weekly web auctions instead of monthly, as well as initiating London bonded wine storage transfers and services for its global buyers, September has been a busy and innovative month for America’s oldest wine shop.
A rare six-bottle lot of the 2005 DRC Romanee Conti was the auction’s highest-selling lot, bought for $111,600. Then, two twelve-bottle OCBs of the 1999 Rousseau Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Beze followed, selling for $62,000 and $59,520 respectively. A superb 32 magnum instant collection of Vega Sicilia Unico in OWCs took the fourth slot at $55,800. Bordeaux joined the party with six magnums of the 1990 Chateau Petrus in OWC selling for $52,080. Burgundy swept the remaining five slots with three bottles of 1991 Domaine Leroy Musigny purchased for $39,680, followed by a very rare OWC methuselah of the 2001 DRC La Tache at $37,200 and three magnums in OCB of the 2015 Rousseau Chambertin that sold for $32,240. The final Top Ten slots were both purchased for $29,760 – six bottles of the 2005 DRC La Tache and six magnums of the 2002 Ramonet Montrachet.
Of the 188 New World Records set in the sale, Burgundy set over 64% of them. Notable is that 36 of these new records were set by white Burgundy producers, as collectors bid fervently to acquire the top wines of Coche-Dury, Ramonet, Leflaive, Raveneau, Ente, Sauzet, Niellon, and Drouhin. The New World Records for Burgundy were led by an impressive 14 for Dujac spanning 1980-2016, nine for Arnaud Ente, seven each for Roumier and Coche-Dury, and 6 each for Rousseau and the Domaine de la Romanee Conti. Italy was also on fire in New York City, setting 31 New World Records across the names most coveted by collectors, led by Giacomo Conterno, Giuseppe Mascarello, Roagna, and Soldera.
“After the busiest summer I’ve ever experienced, it was great to be back behind the podium again! Three world-class collections – “Mr. Burgundy,” “The Mayfair Man” and “The Return of the French Connection” drew lots of attention before the auction, and deservedly so. Almost 200 New World Records followed, which to me means ‘game on’ for the Fall season! We’re eagerly looking forward to our Hong Kong sale on September 21st and 22nd,” said J ohn Kapon, Chairman of Acker. “With our new ‘In Bond in London’ initiative, the move to weekly web auctions, our second ever Spirits only auction, and the buildup to our 200th Anniversary celebration in 2020, all I can say is WOW! This will certainly be one of the most exciting seasons I have ever experienced!”
Highlights from the September 5th and 7th NYC Auction
LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (USD)
16 1 Btl 1980 DRC La Tache $9,300
19 12 Btls 1999 Dujac Clos de la Roche $22,320
26 1 Btl 1988 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $9,920
49 6 Btls 2010 Coche-Dury Meursault  $5,208
54 1 Btl 2001 Coche-Dury Meursault Perrieres $3,224
69 3 Btls 1990 J.L. Chave Hermitage $4,712
110 1 Mag 1985 A. Rousseau Chambertin $24,800
161 1 Meth 2001 DRC La Tache $37,200
169 1 Btl 1971 DRC Richebourg $7,440
179 6 Btls 2005 DRC Richebourg $21,080
210 1 Btl 1996 Domaine Leroy Chambertin $6,200
224 3 Btls 1991 Domaine Leroy Musigny $39,680
225 2 Btls 1993 Domaine Leroy Musigny $27,280
320 2 Btls 1999 G. Roumier Musigny $21,080
331 12 Btls 1999 J.F. Mugnier Musigny $27,280
359 2 Btls 1989 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet $3,720
391 6 Btls 1990 Krug Champagne $8,060
396E 6 Btls 2005 DRC Romanee Conti $111,600
398 32 Mags 1960-2008 Vega Sicilia Unico $55,800
440 2 Btls 1978 Gentaz-Dervieux Cote Rotie Cuvee Reservee $6,820
487 12 Btls 1990 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva $27,280
513 6 Mags 1990 Chateau Petrus $52,080
516C 10 Btls 2000 Chateau Margaux $10,540
600 12 Btls 1989 Chateau Haut Brion $21,080
745 1 Btl 1978 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $7,440
746 1 500ml 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon $6,200
758A 6 Btls 2005 DRC La Tache $29,760
776 3 Btls 2005 J. Grivot Richebourg $6,200
779 1 Jero 1999 Ramonet Montrachet $13,640
801 1 Btl 2016 DRC Romanee Conti $18,600
805 1 Btl 1985 Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes $8,680
858 1 Dbl Mag 2010 Harlan Estate Red $5,580
953 5 Btls 1978 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva $27,280
1023 1 Mag 1993 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $10,540
1045 2 Btls 1985 Dujac Clos de la Roche $10,540
1047 3 Btls 1993 Dujac Clos de la Roche $9,920
1051 3 Btls 2007 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne $11,780
1065 9 Btls 2002 Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny Le Bourg $4,712
1102 12 Btls 1999 A. Rousseau Chambertin $62,000
1105 3 Mags 2015 A. Rousseau Chambertin $32,240
1106 12 Btls 1999 A. Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze $59,520
1205 1 Mag 2014 A. Ente Meursault La Seve du Clos $1,612
1218 2 Btls 2005 Coche-Dury Meursault Genevrieres $4,340
1231 12 Btls 2012 Coche-Dury Meursault Perrieres $24,800
1255 6 Mags 2014 Raveneau Chablis Les Clos $19,840
1290 1 Btl 2017 Keller Riesling G-Max $2,232
1307 1 Dbl Mag 1989 G. Mascarello Barolo Monprivato $5,580
1316 12 Btls 2006 G. Rinaldi Barolo Brunate $4,340
1330 3 Btls 2010 Roagna Barbaresco Crichet Paje $1,736
1339 3 Btls 1990 Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Case Basse $4,340
1383 12 Btls 1985 Chateau Cheval Blanc $9,920
1386 6 Mags 1970 Chateau Figeac $4,712
1387 12 Btls 1989 Chateau La Conseillante $6,200
1458 1 Mag 1952 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion $9,300
For more information about our next upcoming auction in Hong Kong on September 21-22nd 2019 or consigning wines or spirits, please visit www.ackerwines.com.
Upcoming Auctions
Hong Kong: September 20-21, 2019
New York City: October 18, 2019
Hong Kong Spirits Auction: October 26, 2019
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