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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!”

Acker’s auction season continues in Hong Kong on Friday November 5th & Saturday November 6th and Delaware Friday November 19th and Saturday November 20th. Acker is currently accepting wines for its December auctions, with weekly web auctions closing every week and spirits auctions closing monthly. For more information, email info@ackerwines.com.

Highlights from Acker’s October Delaware Auction

LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (USD)
1 1 Magnum 1949 Chateau Cheval Blanc $27,390
11 2 Bottles 1982 Chateau Le Pin $21,165
38 12 Bottles 1993 D’Auvenay (Leroy) Bonnes Mares $68,475
47 12 Bottles 1985 DRC La Tache $80,925
52 12 Bottles 1990 DRC La Tache $93,375
55 12 Bottles 1993 DRC La Tache $74,700
61 6 Bottles 1985 DRC Romanee Conti $149,400
64 12 Bottles 1988 DRC Romanee Conti $249,000
65 12 Bottles 1990 DRC Romanee Conti $348,600
75 12 Bottles 1990 Domaine Leroy Chambertin in OWC $174,300
80 6 Bottles 1996 Domaine Leroy Chambertin $68,475
82 12 Bottles 1990 Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche in OWC $93,375
88 3 Bottles 1990 Domaine Leroy Musigny $93,375
92 12 Bottles 1993 Domaine Leroy Musigny $448,200
93 2 Bottles 1993 Domaine Leroy Musigny $80,925
96 12 Bottles 1990 Domaine Leroy Richebourg in OWC $93,375
99 12 Bottle 1991 Domaine Leroy Musigny in OWC $460,650
108 12 Bottles 1991 Domaine Leroy Romanee St. Vivant in OWC $136,950
115 12 Bottles 1990 Domaine Leroy Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts in OWC $47,310
123 3 Bottles 1985 Dujac Clos de la Roche $29,880
133 12 Bottles 1990 J. Drouhin Musigny $24,900
154 1 Bottle 1986 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne $8,093
162 10 Bottles 1994 D’Auvenary (Leroy) Chevalier Montrachet $87,150
166 2 Bottles 1992 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet $6,225
167 3 Bottles 1992 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet $52,290
171 3 Bottles 1985 M. Niellon Chevalier Montrachet $8,093
175 6 Bottles 1992 Sauzet Montrachet $18,675
190 3 Bottles 2010 Screaming Eagle Cabnernet Sauvignon in OWC $13,695
192 3 Bottles 2012 Screaming Eagle Cabnernet Sauvignon in OWC $13,695
215 12 Bottles 2005 Chateau Lafleur in OWC $22,410
238 3 Magnums 2012 Dujac Chambertin in OWC $19,920
306 10 Bottles 1985 Chateau Laville Haut Brion $4,980
325 4 Bottles 1995 J.F. Mugnier Musigny $10,583
356 12 Bottles 2001 Raveneau Chablis Les Clos in OCB $17,430
408 12 Bottles 2002 J.L. Chave Hermitage $7,719
416 12 Bottles 2010 Allemand Cornas Chaillot in OCB $4,980
479 1 Magnum 1962 Vega Sicilia Unico $8,715
555 12 Bottles 2002 S. Cathiard Vosne Romanee aux Malconsorts in OCB $14,940
556 1 Magnum 2015 A. Rousseau Chambertin $12,450
560 6 Bottles 1978 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva $39,840
599 1 Magnum 2008 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Montrachet $4,731
613 1 Bottle 1959 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion $8,715
646 3 Bottles 1990 Ramonet Batard Montrachet $8,715
643 2 Bottles 1992 Comte Lafon Montrachet $9,338
649 2 Bottles 1990 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape $12,450
653 1 Magnum 1971 Krug Collection in OWC $8,715
679 6 Bottles 2002 Salon Le Mesnil in OWC $12,450
714 12 Bottles 1996 Salon Le Mesnil in OWC $16,185
747 10 Bottles 1989 Krug Clos du Mesnil $18,675
757 2 Bottles 1978 J.L. Chave Hermitage $6,848
759 1 Magnum 1982 J.L. Chave Hermitage Blanc $1,868
760 2 Bottles 1978 P. Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle $5,603
768 1 Magnum 1985 Dom Perignon in OGB $1,619
773 6 Magnums 1990 Dom Perignon Rose in OGB $11,205
777 6 Bottles 1990 Jacques Selosse Blanc de Blancs $12,450
849 6 Bottles NV Pierre Peters L’Etonnant Monsieur Victor in OWC $4,731
875 6 Magnums 2013 Harlan Estate Red in OWC $16,185

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