“China is winning the war of wine; buyers from China are collecting and buying the best wines like never before.” JOHN KAPON, CHAIRMAN, ACKER MERRALL 

A three-bottle banded OWC of 2008 Romanee Conti was the number one selling lot at $43,225, followed by two OWCs of the 2001 DRC Assortment and an OWC of 1982 Lafite Rothschild, all three of which were bought for $39,520.  Next up was a six-bottle banded OWC of 2005 DRC La Tache bought for $32,110, then two legendary Bordeaux followed as three double magnums in OWC of the 1989 Haut Brion sold for $27,170 and a twelve-bottle OWC of 2000 Mouton Rothschild sold for $22,230.  Completing the Top 10 Lots were a six-bottle banded OWC of 2013 DRC La Tache at $19,760, a ten bottle lot of the great 1982 Mouton Rothschild that sold for $14,820 and a rare magnum of the 2001 DRC Montrachet also selling at $14,820.

Acker Merrall Hong Kong Wine Auction December 12th – 2015 at The Grand Hyatt Grissini Restaurant H.K.

Nine of the Top 10 Lots were purchased by collectors from Greater China, reinforcing the strength of the Asian market as we prepare to enter 2016. Acker’s first Hong Kong auction of 2016 is scheduled for January 23rd 2016.

The Auction highlights were as follows:

1990 Roumier Bonnes Mares GC (1 unit) Sold For US$2,422                                                      

1993 Dom: Rousseau Chambertin GC (12 units) Sold For US$31,871                                  

Acker Merrall Hong Kong Wine Auction September 18th/19th – 2015 at The Grand Hyatt Grissini Restaurant H.K.

Asian collectors’ confidence in their economic future was clear.John Kapon said “While the media has been making a lot of noise about the overall economic well-being of China in particular, it looked quite healthy from our vantage point.

 The Auction highlights were as follows:

2002 DRC La Tache GC (12 units) Sold For US$38,245
1991 Guigal La Turque (6 units) Sold For US$5,099
2005 Roumier Bonnes Mares GC (6 units) Sold For US$9,561
2000 Ch: Angelus (8 units) Sold For US$3,825

Acker Merrall Hong Kong  “XXXVI” Wine Auction December 13th 2014 at The Grand Hyatt Grissini Restaurant H.K.

Acker Merrall confirms it’s No.1 standing in Asia with a host of new record prices for the World’s best/elite wines.

The Auction highlights were as follows:

1988 DRC Romanee Conti GC (12 units) Sold For US$165,729
1990 DRC La Tache GC (12 units) Sold For US$50,994
1999 DRC Romanee Conti GC (3 units) Sold For US$47,806
2005 JF Mugnier Musigny GC (12 units) Sold For US$31,871
1953 Ch: Margaux (1 magnum) Sold For US$10,517
2008 Penfolds Grange (12 units) Sold For US$8,028
2005 Torbreck Laird Shiraz (12 units) Sold For US$6,793
2008 Penfolds Bin-620 (5 units) Sold For US$4,632

Acker Merrall Hong Kong  “XXXV” Wine Auction November 8th 2014 at The Grand Hyatt Grissini Restaurant H.K.

While DRC was once again the leading producer this weekend with 13 of the sale’s Top 20 lots.
Opus One also set eight, and wines from Harlan, Screaming Eagle and Robert Mondavi all exceeded high estimates, as did wines from Chave, Guigal, Rayas, Gaja and Sassicaia. Of course, Bordeaux and Burgundy were still in significant demand.

Acker Merrall NYC “High Voltage” Wine Auction September 6th-7th 2014 at The Manhattan Marea Restaurant Central Park South

After the Summer break, the start of the Fall Auction season started in New York with US$3.75+ Million of sales, 30% plus of which went to International bidders.

The Auction highlights were as follows:
2005 DRC Le Montrachet (12 units)  Sold For US$61,750
1971 DRC Richebourg (6 units) Sold For US$32,100
1945 Chateau Latour (10 units) Sold For US$39,520
Masseto (24 bottle vertical) Sold For US$22,230
2002 Sine Qua Non ‘Just for Love of It’ (12 units) Sold For US$11,733

Acker Merrall HK “Acker Asia XXXIII Sale” Wine Auction May 30th -31st 2014 at the Grissini Room at the Grand Hyatt HK

DRC dominated the Top 25 Lots sold over the weekend. The most expensive lot of the auction was a six bottle lot of the great 1999 Romanee-Conti, which sold for US$88,895.
Collectors from around the world seized the opportunity to buy perfectly stored lots that came directly from two of the great Domaines of Burgundy, Chateau de la Tour and Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, at Acker Merrall’s May 30-31 Hong Kong auction. Both direct consignments well exceeded pre-sale estimates, as collectors battled furiously to own wines direct from these legendary estate’s cellars with the owners in attendance.

Acker Merrall NYC Wine Auction April 5th 2014 at the Manhattan Marea Restaurant Central Park South

What followed throughout the day were world records falling for the greatest wines of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, the Rhone, Italy, Spain and California, but Burgundy dominated, with 84 of the 111 New World Records set by the belle of the ball. DRC, Ramonet, Henri Jayer, Leflaive and Ponsot made sure Burgundy also dominated the Top 25 lot results, taking 15 of the Top 25, led by the auction’s top lot, a three bottle OWC of 2010 Romanee-Conti that sold for $37,050. Bordeaux grabbed the other ten of the Top 25 lots, including OWCs of 1989 Haut Brion, the stellar 2000s from Lafite, Latour, Mouton, Margaux and Cheval Blanc plus 1996 Lafite and 1975 Lafleur.

 

Acker Merrall HK “Acker Asia XXXII Sale” Wine Auction March 21st -22nd 2014 at the Grissini Room at the Grand Hyatt HK

The March 2014 HK Acker Asia XXXII achieved a total of 22 new World records, for the likes of DRC, Rousseau, Dujac & Mugnier, continuing the momentum of the 2014 season.

The Burgundy highlights were as follows:
1985 DRC Assortment Case Sold For US$47,500
1990 DRC Assortment Case Sold For US$50,667
1999 DRC Assortment Case Sold For US$50,667
1999 DRC La Romanee Conti (3 units) Sold For US$44,333
2009 DRC La Romanee Conti (3 units) Sold For US$41,167
2005 Roumier Musigny (1 unit) Sold For US$6,017
1996 Ramonet Montrachet (12 units) Sold For US$19,000

Acker Merrall NYC Wine Auction February 22nd 2014 at the Manhattan Marea Restaurant Central Park South

Acker Merrall sets the pace in NYC with 100 New World Records
The facts were 29% of the winning bids went to International clients, with over 20% of winning bids being generated live online.There were 68 World records from a diverse group of estates including, Rousseau, DRC, Vogue, Fourrier, Jayer, Liger-Belair, Mugnier, Roumier, Ramonet, Leflaive, Lafon, Drouhin, & Boillot. Plus a host of names that exceeded the high auction estimates, Ponsot, D’angerville, JL Chave, Ornellaia, Sine Qua Non, & Screaming Eagle.
“The smartest connoisseurs are returning to wines ten years and older, many of which remain undervalued.”
John Kapon CEO Acker Merrall NYC

Acker Merrall HK Wine Auction January 17th-18th 2014

What a huge start to 2014 in the lead up to Chinese New Year January 31st (The Year of the Horse)John Kapon, CEO of Acker Merrall & Condit, said: “Our first sale was a great one, and all about the Burgundy. We set 107 new World Records, 91 of which were Burgundy! Our two featured collections on Saturday combined to achieve over the high estimates and were 100% sold. It was an exciting start to 2014 with 97% sold and nearly US$5 million in sales, and we saw that demand for Burgundy continues to grow, and the most sophisticated collectors know there is more to Burgundy than just DRC.

The Burgundy highlights were as follows:
2001 DRC Assortment Case Sold For US$38,081
1993 Dujac Clos de Roche (12 units) Sold For US$16,400
1995 DRC Assortment Case Sold For US$34,692
2002 Comte Lafon Montrachet (6 units) Sold For US$13,877
1990 DRC La Romanee Conti (2 units) Sold For US$34,692
1997 DRC La Romanee Conti (3 units) Sold For US$31,538
1995 DRC La Romanee Conti (2 units) Sold For US$22,708
1985 DRC Montrachet (8 units) Sold For US$63,077
1993 Meo-Camuzet Richebourg (1 unit) Sold For US$1,904
1990 DRC La Tache (6 units OWC) Sold For US$28,385
1990 DRC La Tache (1 magnum) Sold For US$8,831

The Bordeaux highlights were as follows:
1982 Chateau Petrus (12 units OWC) Sold For US$56,769
1989 Chateau Petrus (12 units OWC) Sold For US$47,308
1959 Chateau Lafite (10 units) Sold For US$28,385
2000 Chateau Lafite (12 units OWC) Sold For US$21,446
1955-1986 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Vertical (1 unit of each = 32 bottles) Sold For US$31,538

Acker Merrall HK “Asia 30th Sale” Wine Auction December 13th-14th 2013

The Final HK Auction of 2013 set more world records.

The Burgundy highlights were as follows:
2005 DRC La Tache (12 units) Sold For US$37,876
2002 DRC La Tache (12 units) Sold For US$28,385
1996 DRC La Romanee Conti (3 units) Sold For US$41,000
2003 DRC La Romanee Conti (2 units) Sold For US$21,446

Acker Merrall NYC “Big Birthday Bash” Wine Auction November 25th-26th 2013

Latest NYC Auction Results: This was as explosive a New York auction as I can remember, and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely,” said John Kapon, CEO of Acker Merrall & Condit Companies. “The room picked up 35% of the dollars in the sale, which is noticeably above average. Asia was still active, accounting for almost 20% of the auction, some participating live over the internet early in the morning over there. Burgundy, Italy and Spain led the way with dramatic results on rare wines. The short harvests of 2011, 2012 and 2013 are really starting to sink in with Burgundy collectors, and interest in the older Burgundy wines was enormous. The global market for the top estates, vineyards and producers continues to be healthy with no signs of excess.

The Burgundy highlights were as follows:

1990 DRC La Romanee Conti (2 units) Sold For US$34,440
2009 Dujac Romanee St. Vivant (12 units) Sold For US$20,910
2003 Dujac Romanee St. Vivant (12 units) Sold For US$17,220
1999 Rousseau Clos De Beze (12 units) Sold For US$20,910
2009 Rousseau Clos De Beze (12 units) Sold For US$20,910

Acker Merrall HK Wine Auction October 25th-26th 2013

Asian Collectors bid fervently for a lucky 8 vintage vertical of rare DRC Assortments of every vintage from 1993-2000, all in OWC which realized US$302,769 DRC Assortments were first released by the Domaine starting with the 1969 vintage and the 2001 vintage was the last vintage in which the traditional, 12 bottle assortment was released.

The Burgundy highlights were as follows:

1999 Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux (12 units) Sold For US$86,731
1999 Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux Magnums (2 units) Sold For US$41,000
1993 Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux (12 units) Sold For US$56,769
1991 DRC La Tache (12 units) Sold For US$34,692
1993 DRC La Tache (12 units) Sold For US$25,231
2004 DRC La Romanee Conti (4 units) Sold For US$41,000
2002 DRC La Montrachet (3 units) Sold For US$15,138

The Bordeaux highlights were as follows:

1982 Chateau Lafite (12 units OWC) Sold For US$44,154
1990 Chateau Petrus (6 units) Sold For US$18,923
2000 Chateau Petrus (6 units) Sold For US$23,969
1947 Chateau Petrus (1 unit) Sold For US$9,462

Acker Merrall HK Wine Auction September 13th-14th 2013

The Auction realised 108 world record prices, raising an impressive US$6.4 million over the two day sale. Some highly prized collections were on offer with a strong presence from both the US and mainland China, whose bidders notably drove prices beyond estimate for some of the greatest wines in the world.There was strong interest from buyers in emerging markets in particular China and Russia. Wines from smaller producers continue to perform well in particular Trotanoy and Pontet Canet.

The Burgundy highlights were as follows:

1999 DRC Assortment Case Sold For US$56,769
2001 DRC Assortment Case Sold For US$34,692
1999 DRC La Tache Magnums (6 units) Sold For US$50,462
2010 DRC La Romanee Conti (3 units) Sold For US$37,846
1971 DRC Richebourg (6 units) Sold For US$31,538
2009 Dujac Romanee St.Vivant (12 units) Sold For US$22,737

The Bordeaux highlights were as follows:

1982 Chateau Petrus (12 units in owc) Sold For US$61,500
2005 Chateau Petrus (6 Litre Imperial) Sold For US$24,600

Acker Merrall HK Wine Auction November 10th 2012

A total of HK$46.8 million/US$6 million was achieved in the two-day sale featuring over 1,000 lots of some of the world’s most sought after wines. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti dominated the weekend’s auction, accounting for nine out of the sale’s top ten lots, and an astonishing thirty out of thirty-six.