Hong Kong - Acker Merrall & Condit, the world’s leading wine auctioneer and America’s oldest fine wine merchant, held its 20th Hong Kong sale on 30 & 31 March and achieved an impressive total of HK$58,311,930 / US$7,475,888 and was 95% sold. An exceptional selection of over 1,000 lots of world-class fine wines offered attracted bidders from around the world.

 

John Kapon, CEO of Acker Merrall & Condit Companies, commented after the sale: “The wine market today is humming with variety and vitality. While Bordeaux and Burgundy maintained their strong demand as usual, fine wines from the rest of the world were also greatly welcomed by buyers, illustrated no better than the appetite for the direct consignment from the cellars of Antinori. Collectors are seeking diversity and more than just the traditional favorites, which is great for the overall market. Of course, those favorites still dominate the top lots, but it is great to see the market active from A to Z.”

 

BORDEAUX & BURGUNDY

 

Two superb European collections were offered in the sale, which included some of the most coveted vintages of great Bordeaux and Burgundy wines. The top lot was a rare case of 1945 Mouton Rothschild in superb condition which fetched HK$1,700,000/US$217,949 (Lot 857H), which was sold privately before the auction upon request and approved. Further Bordeaux highlights were 6 magnums of 1961 La Mission Haut Brion (HK$585,600/US$75,077, Lot 857E) and a case of 1945 La Mission Haut Brion (HK$463,600/US$59,436, Lot 857G), as these legendary cases proved irresistible. Also of note was a case of 1982 Lafite Rothschild in original wooden case (HK$390,400/US$50,051, Lot 984).

 

Petrus, Bordeaux’s most collectible wine, commanded strong prices yet again, highlighted by a case of 2005 (HK$317,200/US$40,667, Lot 387), a parcel of 2 banded original wooden cases of 2008 (HK$317,200/US$40,667 each, Lot 290-291) and 6 magnums of 2008 Petrus (HK$317,200/US$40,667, Lot 292).

 

Burgundy treasures of exceptional vintages attracted enthusiastic bidding among collectors and realized excellent prices. Highlights included 12 bottles of 1999 DRC Assortment in original wooden case (HK$414,800/US$53,180, Lot 238), a vertical of 11 magnums of La Tache (HK$390,400/US$50,051, Lot 557) and 9 bottles of 1986 Romanee Conti (HK$585,600/US$75,077, Lot 730). Other notable lots featured a parcel of 3 bottles of 2005 Romanee Conti (HK$366,000/US$46,923 each, Lot 425-426), 6 bottles of 2005 La Tache (HK$185, 440/US$23, 774, Lot 419) and 6 bottles of 1971 Roumier Musigny (HK$414,800/US$53,179, Lot 857K).

 

Rare wines by Henri Jayer were highly sought-after and fetched healthy prices: 12 bottles of 1993 Echezeaux (HK$317,200/US$40,667, Lot 305) and 3 magnums of 1978 Richebourg (HK$585,600/US$75,077, Lot 857M).

 

PRESTIGIOUS WINES DIRECT FROM ANTINORI

 

Rare wines direct from the cellars of Antinori in Tuscany were specially offered in this sale. It featured all the greatest wines and vintages made by the Antinori family over the past three decades including incredible verticals of Solaia, Tignanello and Guado al Tasso, many in very rare and never before commercially released large formats, all the way up to the mighty Balthazar (12 Litres). Highlights included a lot comprising 24 bottles and 12 magnums of 1997 and 2007 Solaia (HK$165,920/US$21,272, Lot 261) and a vertical collection of 10 vintages of Solaia encompassing 60 bottles (HK$117,120/US$15,015, Lot 258).

 

DAZZLING DIVERSITY OF OTHER REGIONS

 

Significant prices were realized in a diverse group of regions with notable highlights being 120 bottles of 1996 Salon Le Mesnil (HK$292,800/US$37,538, Lot 280) , 12 bottles of 2007 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne (HK$185,440/US$23,774, Lot 206), a single bottle vertical of 28 vintages of Guigal's La Mouline (HK$126,880/US$16,266, Lot 810), a mixed format lot of Sine Qua Non's Midnight Oil (HK$58,560/US$7,507, Lot 542), a case of 1998 Penfold's Grange (HK$46,360/US$5,944, Lot 249), two cases of 1921 Nicolay Riesling Auslese, Uerziger Wurzgarten (HK$41,480/US$5,317, Lot 216) as well as a mixed lot of Gran Reserva '890', La Rioja Alta (HK$41,480/US$5,317, Lot 473).

 

 

Acker's next Hong Kong auction will be May 25th-26th at the Grand Hyatt.

 

Acker Merrall & Condit

#1 in America. #1 in Asia. #1 in the World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong - Acker Merrall & Condit, the world’s leading wine auctioneer and America’s oldest fine wine merchant, held its 20th Hong Kong sale on 30 & 31 March and achieved an impressive total of HK$58,311,930 / US$7,475,888 and was 95% sold. An exceptional selection of over 1,000 lots of world-class fine wines offered attracted bidders from around the world.

 

John Kapon, CEO of Acker Merrall & Condit Companies, commented after the sale: “The wine market today is humming with variety and vitality. While Bordeaux and Burgundy maintained their strong demand as usual, fine wines from the rest of the world were also greatly welcomed by buyers, illustrated no better than the appetite for the direct consignment from the cellars of Antinori. Collectors are seeking diversity and more than just the traditional favorites, which is great for the overall market. Of course, those favorites still dominate the top lots, but it is great to see the market active from A to Z.”

 

BORDEAUX & BURGUNDY

 

Two superb European collections were offered in the sale, which included some of the most coveted vintages of great Bordeaux and Burgundy wines. The top lot was a rare case of 1945 Mouton Rothschild in superb condition which fetched HK$1,700,000/US$217,949 (Lot 857H), which was sold privately before the auction upon request and approved. Further Bordeaux highlights were 6 magnums of 1961 La Mission Haut Brion (HK$585,600/US$75,077, Lot 857E) and a case of 1945 La Mission Haut Brion (HK$463,600/US$59,436, Lot 857G), as these legendary cases proved irresistible. Also of note was a case of 1982 Lafite Rothschild in original wooden case (HK$390,400/US$50,051, Lot 984).

 

Petrus, Bordeaux’s most collectible wine, commanded strong prices yet again, highlighted by a case of 2005 (HK$317,200/US$40,667, Lot 387), a parcel of 2 banded original wooden cases of 2008 (HK$317,200/US$40,667 each, Lot 290-291) and 6 magnums of 2008 Petrus (HK$317,200/US$40,667, Lot 292).

 

Burgundy treasures of exceptional vintages attracted enthusiastic bidding among collectors and realized excellent prices. Highlights included 12 bottles of 1999 DRC Assortment in original wooden case (HK$414,800/US$53,180, Lot 238), a vertical of 11 magnums of La Tache (HK$390,400/US$50,051, Lot 557) and 9 bottles of 1986 Romanee Conti (HK$585,600/US$75,077, Lot 730). Other notable lots featured a parcel of 3 bottles of 2005 Romanee Conti (HK$366,000/US$46,923 each, Lot 425-426), 6 bottles of 2005 La Tache (HK$185, 440/US$23, 774, Lot 419) and 6 bottles of 1971 Roumier Musigny (HK$414,800/US$53,179, Lot 857K).

 

Rare wines by Henri Jayer were highly sought-after and fetched healthy prices: 12 bottles of 1993 Echezeaux (HK$317,200/US$40,667, Lot 305) and 3 magnums of 1978 Richebourg (HK$585,600/US$75,077, Lot 857M).

 

PRESTIGIOUS WINES DIRECT FROM ANTINORI

 

Rare wines direct from the cellars of Antinori in Tuscany were specially offered in this sale. It featured all the greatest wines and vintages made by the Antinori family over the past three decades including incredible verticals of Solaia, Tignanello and Guado al Tasso, many in very rare and never before commercially released large formats, all the way up to the mighty Balthazar (12 Litres). Highlights included a lot comprising 24 bottles and 12 magnums of 1997 and 2007 Solaia (HK$165,920/US$21,272, Lot 261) and a vertical collection of 10 vintages of Solaia encompassing 60 bottles (HK$117,120/US$15,015, Lot 258).

 

DAZZLING DIVERSITY OF OTHER REGIONS

 

Significant prices were realized in a diverse group of regions with notable highlights being 120 bottles of 1996 Salon Le Mesnil (HK$292,800/US$37,538, Lot 280) , 12 bottles of 2007 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne (HK$185,440/US$23,774, Lot 206), a single bottle vertical of 28 vintages of Guigal's La Mouline (HK$126,880/US$16,266, Lot 810), a mixed format lot of Sine Qua Non's Midnight Oil (HK$58,560/US$7,507, Lot 542), a case of 1998 Penfold's Grange (HK$46,360/US$5,944, Lot 249), two cases of 1921 Nicolay Riesling Auslese, Uerziger Wurzgarten (HK$41,480/US$5,317, Lot 216) as well as a mixed lot of Gran Reserva '890', La Rioja Alta (HK$41,480/US$5,317, Lot 473).

 

Acker Merrall & Condit
#1 in Asia. #1 in America. #1 in the World.

 

 

 

 

 

HONG KONG

Friday
January 13th, 2012
Island Shangri La Hotel

Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road
Central, Hong Kong

Saturday
January 14th, 2012
Grissini Restaurant

Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong

 

 

CHICAGO

Saturday
January 28th, 2012
The Elysian Hotel
Sinclair Ballroom

11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611

 

NEW YORK

Saturday
March 3rd, 2012

Marea Restaurant

240 Central Park South,

New York

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Address:  18 Deep Water Bay Drive

Shouson Hill,

Hong Kong Island,

Hong Kong

Tel:     2580 6287

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Acker News Flash - 
Acker Merrall & Condit’s 20th Hong Kong Sale

Acker Merrall & Condit’s 20th Hong Kong Sale

 

Achieves Outstanding Results of Over HK $58 Million /

US $7.4 Million

 

Featuring Superb Wines & Rare Vintages

Direct From the Cellars of Antinori

 

74 World Records Set Led by Eight for Liger-Belair
and Seven for Domaine de la Romanee Conti