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Acker continued to dominate an insatiable wine auction market with a double-session sale in Delaware on Friday, October 15th, hammering down US$10.4 Million in sales with 99% of all lots sold. 

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Acker continued to dominate an insatiable wine auction market with a double-session sale in Delaware on Friday, October 15th, hammering down US$10.4 Million in sales with 99% of all lots sold. 

DELAWARE – October 18, 2021 – Acker continued to dominate an insatiable wine auction market with a double-session sale in Delaware on Friday, October 15th, hammering down US$10.4 Million in sales with 99% of all lots sold. A case of 1991 Domaine Leroy Musigny sold for a World Record US$460,650, while Leroy set an astounding 43 New World Records overall. The sale resulted in an impressive 245 New World Records as Acker eclipsed US$40 million in sales this Fall alone, adding to its dominant 40% market share. “The Lifetime Collection of Dr. Ivan Volent” shattered its pre-sale expectations of $4 Million, achieving $6.65 Million in only 178 lots. An amazing 67 of those lots set New World Records, as buyers battled ferociously over the great provenance of Dr. Volent’s collection.

Leroy and DRC commanded the Top Ten lots and in fact were responsible for the Top 32 auction lots. Leroy took first place with the aforementioned case of 1991 Musigny selling for a monumental $460,650. A second case of 1991 Leroy Musigny, along with a case of 1993 Musigny, shared second prize, fetching $448,200 each, with the 1993 also setting a New World Record. DRC joined in at spots four through six with two separate case lots of 1990 Romanee Conti ringing in at $348,600, and a case of 1988 Romanee Conti selling for $249,000. Leroy won seventh and eighth place with two more World Records – 10 bottles of 1992 Musigny at $236,500, and a case of 1990 Chambertin garnering $174,300. Another case of 1990 Chambertin took ninth place at $161,850 and a 6-bottle lot of 1985 DRC Romanee Conti rounded out the Top Ten, bringing in $149,400.

“The market has gone from strength to extra strength this Fall, but buyers have no headaches whatsoever about making the decision to buy more of the world’s finest and rarest wines,” commented Acker Chairman John Kapon. “To represent the cellar of Dr. Volent was an honor and a privilege, and it was great to see the market respond so well to such a spectacular collection. Demand is intense in every segment of the market; buyers can’t get enough of the good stuff in 2021! There is more excellent news on the horizon, as Acker will offer up another $20M of the world’s greatest wines in November. Buckle up!”

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