COMTE LIGER-BELAIR ROCKS THE SALES
FLOOR ALONG WITH HK$78M/US$10M SOLD

Barrel of 2019 Nuits St. Georges Headlines Auction
with 201 New World Records Set

HONG KONG - JUNE 1, 2021

Lot 299: 12 bottles 1988 DRC Romanee Conti in OWC
Lot 1114: One 216-liter barrel of 2019 Comte Liger-Belair Nuits St. Georges
Lot 1085: 12 bottles 1999 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux

Top Lots in Acker’s May Hong Kong Auction:
Lot 299: 12 bottles 1988 DRC Romanee Conti in OWC
Lot 1114: One 216-liter barrel of 2019 Comte Liger-Belair Nuits St. Georges
Lot 1085: 12 bottles 1999 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux

HONG KONG – June 1, 2021 – Acker’s two-day May Hong Kong auction on Friday and Saturday fed the wine market’s voracious appetite to the tune of HK$78M/US$10M, achieving 201 New World Records. An extraordinary offering direct from the cellars of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair headlined the sale, with a barrel of 2019 Nuits St. Georges selling for an astounding HK$1,792,800/US$231,329. Five lots in the auction exceeded US$100,000, as the global appetite for the finest and rarest wines remains insatiable.

Sharing first place in the sale with the aforementioned barrel of 2019 Comte Liger-Belair was twelve bottles of 1988 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti in an original wood case that also achieved HK$1,792,800/US$231,329. Continuing the trend of tremendous Burgundies were twelve bottles of 1999 Henri Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux that fetched HK$1,245,000/US$160,645, good for third place. A diatribe of DRC followed in the fourth and fifth positions as twelve bottles of 1990 DRC La Tache in OWCs realized HK$1,045,800/US$134,942, and one Jeroboam of 1985 Romanee Conti brought in HK$846,600/US$109,239. Splitting sixth place were five bottles of 2002 DRC Romanee Conti and twelve bottles of 2001 Domaine Leroy Romanee St. Vivant in OWC, which both achieved HK$747,000/US$96,387. Rounding out the Top Ten in a three-way tie stood three magnums of 1990 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux, a six-magnum 2012 DRC Assortment in OWC, and six magnums of 1996 DRC La Tache, all of which fetched HK$697,200/US$89,961 each.

Fresh off the innovative and recent release of the first-ever NFTs from Burgundy, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair rocked the sales floor with an offering direct from its cellars, claiming 18 New World Records. Standout selections from one of Burgundy’s greatest Domaines included six bottles of 2012 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau in OWC at HK49,800/US$6,426 and one magnum of 2015 Vosne Romanee Aux Brûlées for HK$94,620/US$12,209. Of the Grand Crus in this Domaine-direct offering, a 2007-2018 vertical of Echezeaux in custom OWC realized HK$224,100/US$28,916, two bottles of 2012 La Romanee in OWC fetched HK$119,250/US$15,422, and a super-lot comprised of every wine the Domaine produced in the 2018 vintage sold for HK$273,900/US$35,342. Also of note were the wines of Domaine Armand Rousseau, which totaled a remarkable 15 New World Records.

“While America was busy celebrating Memorial Day weekend, Hong Kong was open for business and extremely active as the auction season begins to draw to a close,” remarked Acker Chairman, John Kapon. “To once again represent the wines from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is a tremendous honor. Comte Liger-Belair continues to make some of the most delicious wines in the world today, a fact to which I can personally attest after opening two bottles this weekend! The sale was a sizzler, but summer is not officially on just yet. In just over a week, we will offer what has been hailed as “The Auction of the Year,” the union of three of the world’s most passionate collectors, The Trinity Collection on June 9th and 10th. This sale will feature one of the world’s greatest collections of mature Champagne, with an unheard of and rarely seen amount of ancient treasures dating back to 1911. This market truly continues to excite and amaze!”

The auction season continues for Acker with another “live online” auction in Delaware on June 9th and 10th. Acker is currently accepting wines for its July Hong Kong and Summer “live online” auctions, with weekly web auctions closing every week. For more information, email info@ackerwines.com.

Highlights from Acker's 2-Day May Hong Kong Auction 

LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (HKD) PRICE (USD)
20 3 Dbl. Mags 1982 Chateau Cheval Blanc in OWC $149,400 $19,277
108 6 Mags 1985 Chateau Lafite Rothschild in OWC $79,680 $10,281
255 12 Btls 1970 Chateau Petrus  $323,700 $41,768
293 12 Btls 2000 DRC Assortment in OWC $473,100 $61,045
294 12 Btls 2001 DRC Assortment in OWC $547,800 $70,684
297 1 Jero 1993 DRC La Tache  $298,800 $38,555
299 12 Btls 1988 DRC Romanee Conti in OWC $1,792,800 $231,329
559 12 Btls 1989 Chateau Haut Brion in OWC $273,900 $35,342
570 12 Btls 1982 Chateau Latour in OWC $199,200 $25,703
583 12 Btls 1996 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles $74,700 $9,639
591 3 Dbl. Mags 2009 Chateau Cos d'Estournel in OWC $34,860 $4,498
635 12 Btls 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild in OWC $323,700 $41,768
653 12 Btls 1990 Chateau Petrus  $398,400 $51,406
657 2 Mags 2015 A. Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques $74,700 $9,639
670 2 Btls 1934 Chateau Latour in OWCs $37,350 $4,819
682 1 Btl 1995 Domaine Leroy Musigny $169,320 $21,848
683 1 Btl 1996 Domaine Leroy Musigny $169,320 $21,848
689 6 Btls 1985 Krug Collection in OGBs $64,740 $8,354
784 12 Btls 2002 Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche $597,600 $77,110
786 3 Btls 2007 Domaine Leroy Richebourg $169,320 $21,848
787 6 Btls 2007 Domaine Leroy Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts $169,320 $21,848
800 3 Mags 1990 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $697,200 $89,961
929 1 Btl 2005 D'Auvenay (Leroy) Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres $37,350 $4,819
948 2 Mags 1996 Ramonet Montrachet $109,560 $14,137
977 12 Btls 1999 DRC Assortment in OWC $597,600 $77,110
992 12 Btls 2010 A. Rousseau Chambertin in OCB $373,500 $48,194
1008 1 Mag 2010 A. Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze $89,640 $11,566
1023 6 Mags 2012 DRC Assortment in OWC $697,200 $89,961
1047 2 Btls 2001 DRC Romanee Conti $298,800 $38,555
1048 5 Btls 2002 DRC Romanee Conti $747,000 $96,387
1059 10 Btls 1990 A. Rousseau Chambertin $473,100 $61,045
1075 12 Btls 1990 DRC La Tache in OWCs $1,045,800 $134,942
1076 6 Mags 1996 DRC La Tache  $697,200 $89,961
1077 1 Jero 1985 DRC Romanee Conti $846,600 $109,239
1078 12 Btls 2001 Domaine Leroy Romanee St. Vivant in OWC $747,000 $96,387
1080 5 Mags 1985 Sassicaia in OWCs $298,800 $38,555
1082 1 Btl 1952 Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky 50 Year Old, #627, Fine & Rare in OWC $249,000 $32,129
1085 12 Btls 1999 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $1,245,000 $160,645
1087 1 Jero 2012 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee in OWC $32,370 $4,177
1090 6 Btls 2012 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau in OWC $49,800 $6,426
1093 3 Mags 2016 Comte Liger-Belair Nuits St. Georges Clos des Grandes Vignes in OWC $42,330 $5,462
1097 3 Btls 2010 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Les Petits Monts in OWC $59,760 $7,711
1100 12 Btls 2017 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots in OWC $179,280 $23,133
1102 1 Mag 2015 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Brulees in OWC $94,620 $12,209
1106 12 Btls 2007-2018 Comte Liger-Belair Echezeaux in custom OWC $224,100 $28,916
1107 1 Mag 2011 Comte Liger-Belair Echezeaux in OWC $39,840 $5,141
1110 2 Btls 2012 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWC $119,520 $15,422
1113 15 & 1 Btls, Mag 2018 Comte-Liger Belair Super Lot Horizontal $273,900 $35,342
1114 1 216 liter 2019 Comte Liger-Belair Nuits St. Georges Barrel $1,792,800 $231,329
1132 6 Mags 1945 Chateau Margaux in OWC $423,300 $54,619
1144 12 Btls 1989 Chateau Petrus in OWC $448,200 $57,832
1246 3 Mags 1983 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia in OWC $24,900 $3,213
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