Acker's "Phantom" Plays to the Tune of USD $4.5M!
Acker March NY Auctions
Lot 506: 12 bottles 1990 DRC Richebourg
Lot 272: 1 Jeroboam 1971 DRC Richebourg
Lot 397: 3 bottles 1900 Chateau Margaux
Three of the top lots in Acker’s March 7th New York Auction - Lot 506: 12 bottles 1990 DRC Richebourg,  Lot 272: 1 Jeroboam 1971 DRC Richebourg & Lot 397: 3 bottles 1900 Chateau Margaux
NEW YORK, NY (March 9, 2020) – As New York City celebrated a glorious week of vinous celebration, Acker staged its third live auction of the year, recording USD $4.5 million in sales and reaffirming its position as fine wine market leader with nearly $25M in auction sales so far in a vibrant 2020. With the room at Marea bustling with collectors from around the world, it was clear that the wine market showed no signs of slowing down despite global current affairs. Burgundy continued to command the record book as the thirst for rare bottles from the top names in the region cannot be quenched.
The Top Ten Lots of the auction were dominated once again by the esteemed Domaine de la Romanée Conti, setting six New World Records for the Domaine in total. The Top Lot of the sale was captured by twelve bottles of 1990 Domaine de la Romanée Conti Richebourg for $74,400. Second place was taken by an historic three bottles of 1900 Château Margaux selling at an impressive $62,000. The third position went to a record-breaking single Jeroboam of 1971 DRC Richebourg that fetched $52,080. Fourth place returned to Bordeaux, with twelve bottles of Château Petrus, which realized $49,600. The fifth through tenth lots returned to Domaine de la Romanée Conti, with twelve bottle Assortment Cases of the 1988 and 2003 vintages (for which the 2003 set a new record), ten bottles of 1985 La Tache and three bottles of 2001 Romanée Conti all selling for $47,120 each. The Top Ten was rounded out by three bottles of 2000 Romanée Conti and twelve bottles of 1998 La Tache, which realized $43,400 and $39,680 respectively. The additional New World Records for DRC went to one magnum of 1972 Echezeaux that fetched $2,976 and single bottle lots of 1971 Grands Echezeaux, 1973 La Tache and 1983 Echezeaux, which sold for $6,200, $2,728 and $1,612 each.
“I was thrilled to see a packed house at Marea on a beautiful Saturday, despite much volatility in the world today,” said Acker Chairmain John Kapon. “It could not be clearer that people still want their wine. Once again, this was a strong sale amidst a crazy week of Burgundian wine dinners and events in New York City. Though this auction, of course, reiterated the international love of Burgundy, prices for Bordeaux were also exceptional, as collectors are starting to remember that the region still makes the world's most age-worthy wines that are looking like relative values. We are keeping the celebratory spirit going for our Bicentennial year, and I am eagerly anticipating our upcoming Hong Kong auction in just three weeks on Saturday, March 28th. We're going to be back with another spectacular selection of wines for our friends around the globe!”
The auction season continues for Acker with live auctions throughout the spring, and consignments continue to roll in during this historic and monumental year for the auction house. Weekly web auctions are closing every week. Acker’s next live auctions will be March 28th in Hong Kong and April 4th in New York City. For more information, email
Highlights from Acker's March 7th New York Auction
137 6 Btls 1953 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion  $18,600
138 6 Btls 1955 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion  $27,280
143 4 Btls 1979 Clair Dau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques  $3,472
156 1 Btl 1950 Chateau Petrus  $6,820
162 1 Btl 1952 A. Rousseau Chambertin  $6,820
191 3 Btls 2003 J.L. Chave Ermitage Cuvee Cathelin in OWC  $21,080
261 4 Btls 2004 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Chambolle Musigny  $8,680
272 1 Jero 1971 DRC Richebourg  $52,080
284 1 Mag 2006 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots  $5,580
355 4 Btls 1952 Chateau Haut Brion  $7,440
359 6 Mags 1989 Chateau Haut Brion in OWC  $37,200
370 12 Btls 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild in OWC  $34,720
392 10 Btls 1983 Chateau Lafleur  $19,840
397 3 Btls 1900 Chateau Margaux  $62,000
419 12 Btls 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild in OWC  $18,600
465 12 Btls 1988 DRC Assortment  $47,120
465A 12 Btls 2003 DRC Assortment  $47,120
488 10 Btls 1985 DRC La Tache  $47,120
491 10 Btls 1997 DRC La Tache  $37,200
496 6 Btls 2002 DRC La Tache  $32,240
502 1 Btl 1947 DRC Richebourg  $12,400
506 12 Btls 1990 DRC Richebourg  $74,400
521 3 Btls 2001 DRC Romanee Conti  $47,120
571 1 Btl 1961 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet  $2,728
582 5 Btls 1989 Raveneau Chablis Les Blanchots  $7,440
688 12 Btls 1959 Chateau Latour  $37,200
709 2 Btls 1985 A. Rousseau Chambertin  $18,600
835 12 Btls 2000 Chateau Petrus  $49,600
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