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Acker “Chalet Collection” Auction Sells Nearly $5 Million


137 New World Records Set including Double-Digit Records for DRC, Comte Liger-Belair, Leroy, Domaine Leflaive and Raveneau  

Three of the auction’s Top Lots included:
Lot 245: 12 bottles 2002 Rousseau Chambertin in OCB 
Lot 364: 12 bottles 2002 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot in OWC 
Lot 607: 12 bottles 1961 Chateau Latour

New York City – April 8, 2019 – Collectors scooped up nearly $5 million in fine and rare wines for their cellars as Acker set 137 New World Records this past weekend in New York City. Part II of the exclusive “Chalet Collection”—one of Europe’s preeminent cellars making a repeat performance—led the auction with numerous records from Burgundy’s iconic estates such as Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Comte Liger-Belair, Leroy, Domaine Leflaive and Raveneau. A noteworthy collection of Bruno Giacosa also tickled collectors’ fancies as the Italian legend set nine new world records.

A rare six-bottle set of 2005 DRC Romanee Conti topped the auction this weekend, selling for $105,400. A 12-bottle lot of the legendary 1961 Chateau Latour followed at $49,600, succeeded in the rankings by two DRC Assortments in OWCs—1997 and 2011 from the Chalet Collection—as well as a 6-bottle lot of 1971 Giacosa’s Rocche di Castiglione Falletto Riserva, each selling for $39,680. The hammer went down for $37,200 on a rare banded Methuselah in OWC of 2001 DRC La Tache. Completing the sale’s Top 10 lots were a 12-bottle OCB of 2002 Rousseau Chambertin, a 12-bottle OWC of 2002 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot, three successive six-bottle parcel lots of the 2005 DRC La Tache and a 12-bottle lot of the 2005 DRC Richebourg—all of which sold for $34,720. 

“The list of greatest hits from the Chalet Collection would be too long to write, but you saw many of them firsthand in this weekend’s auction. It is always a thrill to offer wines from this extensive collection,” said Acker Chairman John Kapon, noting this auction set the stage for an important and distinct series of auctions by Acker, starting April 27 in Hong Kong. 

“We will continue our run of amazing auctions with our first dedicated spirits auction in Hong Kong on May 11th, then one of the largest and most comprehensive offerings of Sine Qua Non wines by Elaine and Manfred Krankl on May 15th in New York, followed by the personal collection of renowned wine importer Rudi Wiest in June, which, to my knowledge, represents the deepest collection in North America of famous and super-rare German wines,” Kapon added. “And, of course, as our annual tradition has it, we will offer more wines direct from the incredible cellar of Comte Liger-Belair in June in Hong Kong. The schedule is still action packed before we break for summer! On June 8, the Comte Louis-Michel Liger-Belair returns to Hong Kong in an exciting finale to the first six months of the live auction season.”

For more highlights from the Chalet Collection auction, upcoming auctions, or about consigning wines, visit www.ackerwines.com.

About Acker

Established in 1820, Acker is the oldest wine shop in America and the world’s largest fine and rare wine auction house. Since third generation wine merchant John Kapon, Chairman of Acker, started the auction business in 1998, the house has gained worldwide recognition. Acker offers a vast array of services, including cellar consultations, a deep retail inventory of fine and rare wine for immediate sale, first class wine education amenities, in-store tastings of high-end wines daily, and its ne plus ultra – fine and rare wine auctions. 

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