THE HOLY GRAIL FEEDS THE MARKET’S
UNQUENCHABLE THIRST FOR BURGUNDY
WITH 52 LOTS OVER $50,000

100% SOLD, US$13.95M, & 125 NEW WORLD RECORDS ACROSS 648 LOTS

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 23, 2020

Three of the top performing lots in Acker’s Holy Grail of Burgundy Auction:
Lot 377-395: assorted quantities of Domaine Leroy Musigny 1988-2006 (no 1992, 1994, 2004)
Lot 36: 12 bottles 1991 A. Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze
Lot 136, 147: 12 bottles each 2005 and 2010 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee

Acker’s single cellar, two-day auction, The Holy Grail of Burgundy, brought the wine market’s Fall fervor to a whole new level, as nearly 20% of the succinct sale achieved New World Records, 125 in all. The unquenchable thirst to possess the finest and rarest bottles from the region were on full display as the auction brought in US$13.95M in sales, along with 125 New World Records, with 100% of all lots sold. An astonishing 52 lots sold for over $50,000, cementing Burgundy’s position securely atop the luxury wine market.

The Top Ten Lots of the sale were peppered with New World Records as first place was taken by six bottles of 2002 Domaine Leroy Musigny, which sold for a record setting $136,400. In the second position, and another record breaker, was twelve bottles of 1991 Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze that fetched $124,000. A string of Domaine Leroy Musigny sold for ties at third, fifth, and seventh places, as eight bottles each of 1996 and 2000 sold for $117,800 a piece, six bottles each of 1993 and 1999 (New World Record) realized $111,600 respectively, and six bottles of the 2001 vintage fetched $99,200 (New World Record) — bravo to Madame Leroy! Eighth place was another tie, where twelve bottles of 1993 A. Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze and ten bottles of 1991 Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache each sold for $93,000. Wrapping up the Top Ten was another tremendous tie, as four lots split the bill. Twelve bottles each of 2005 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee, a 1999 DRC Assortment in OWC, 1990 DRC La Tache, and 1990 Dujac Clos de la Roche, fetched an impressive $86,800 a piece, rounding out this remarkable Top Ten.

It was a wonderful sale of World Records for the wines of Maison and Domaine Leroy, who walked away with a combined total of 58 New World Records. Standouts from the Queen of Burgundy include four bottles of 1999 Chambertin for $37,200, one bottle of 1993 Romanee St. Vivant for $6,820, four bottles of 1991 Latricieres Chambertin for $21,080, three bottles of 2006 Musigny for $52,080, and three bottles of 1949 Maison Leroy Chambertin for $19,840. Additional names of note in the World Record Book were Domaine Armand Rousseau, who collected 16 New World Records, followed closely behind by 14 for Comte Liger-Belair, nine for Meo-Camuzet, and eight apiece for DRC and Dujac.

“The Holy Grail of Burgundy runneth over last week and delivered a life-affirming performance,” exclaimed Acker Chairman, John Kapon. “Clearly Burgundy lovers feel that one sip of the right wine brings a taste of eternity, and I cannot argue with that after tasting four superb bottles from this exemplary collection over two nights of auctioneering. The demand for Burgundy remains unquenchable due to the minuscule production of these highly demanded wines, and the Holy Grail of Burgundy was stacked and packed with all the right bottles. Our Bicentennial year has been one for the record books, and we look forward to closing out this record-setting year with two more special sales on December 3rd and 4th in New York, featuring the Amazing Cellar of Wilf Jaeger, and on December 12th in Hong Kong with the spotlight on another amazing collection, The Man with the Midas Touch!

The auction season continues for Acker with another two-day sale, “live online,” in New York on December 3rd and 4th and in Hong Kong on December 12th. Acker is currently accepting wines for its winter “live online” auctions, with weekly web auctions closing every week. For more information, email info@ackerwines.com

Highlights from Acker's November 19th - 20th New York Auction

LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE (USD)
3 4 Btls 1985 A. Rousseau Chambertin $34,720
6 6 Btls 1990 A. Rousseau Chambertin $37,200
19 3 Mags 2005 A. Rousseau Chambertin $43,400
36 12 Btls 1991 A. Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze $124,000
37 12 Btls 1993 A. Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze $93,000
64 6 Btls 2010 A. Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques $10,540
98 3 Btls 1962 Comte de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes $29,760
118 6 Btls 2015 Comte de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes in OWC $6,200
130 1 Mag 2002 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee $13,640
136 12 Btls 2005 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee $86,800
147 12 Btls 2010 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee in OWCs $80,600
164 1 Mag 2010 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots $7,440
176 3 Btls 2012 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Les Suchots $4,340
188 12 Btls 1999 DRC Assortment in OWC $86,800
203 12 Btls 1990 DRC Grands Echezeaux $43,400
211 3 Btls 1962 DRC La Tache $74,400
215 1 Mag 1971 DRC La Tache $39,680
218 6 Btls 1980 DRC La Tache $62,000
223 12 Btls 1990 DRC La Tache $86,800
225 10 Btls 1991 DRC La Tache $93,000
229 3 Mags 1999 DRC La Tache $74,400
235 12 Btls 2005 DRC La Tache in banded OWCs $74,400
246 4 Btls 1971 DRC Richebourg $47,120
248 6 Btls 1985 DRC Richebourg $49,600
249 1 Mag 1985 DRC Richebourg $18,600
301 6 Btls 2002 Domaine Leroy Chambertin $52,050
303 6 Btls 2005 Domaine Leroy Chambertin $59,520
306 12 Btls 2004 Domaine Leroy Chambolle Musigny $39,680
339 12 Btls 2005 Domaine Leroy Clos Vougeot $37,200
346 6 Btls 2001 Domaine Leroy Corton Renardes $14,880
365 4 Btls 1991 Domaine Leroy Latricieres Chambertin $21,080
382 6 Btls 1993 Domaine Leroy Musigny $111,600
389 6 Btls 1999 Domaine Leroy Musigny $111,600
392 6 Btls 2002 Domaine Leroy Musigny $136,400
395 3 Btls 2005 Domaine Leroy Musigny $80,600
404 8 Btls 1993 Domaine Leroy Nuits St Georges Les Boudots $19,840
426 6 Btls 2001 Domaine Leroy Richebourg $34,720
440 6 Btls 1999 Domaine Leroy Romanee St Vivant $34,720
463 12 Btls 2002 Domaine Leroy Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts $34,720
483 6 Btls 1985 Dujac Clos de la Roche $52,080
484 12 Btls 1990 Dujac Clos de la Roche $86,800
486 10 Btls 1990 Dujac Clos St Denis $80,600
495 6 Btls 2010 Dujac Romanee St Vivant $21,080
498 6 Mags 2012 Dujac Romanee St Vivant in OWC $27,280
513 12 Btls 1999 E. Rouget Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $32,240
523 3 Btls 1985 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $21,080
525 12 Btls 1990 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares $47,120
547 9 Btls 1988 G. Roumier Bonnes Mares Vieilles Vignes $80,600
552 12 Btls 2005 G. Roumier Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses $49,600
559 6 Btls 1996 G. Roumier Musigny $62,000
562 3 Btls 1990 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $39,680
605 12 Btls 2005 Meo Camuzet Richebourg $39,680
613 3 Btls 1988 Meo Camuzet Vosne Romanee Aux Brulees $5,580
624 4 Btls 1985 Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes $49,600
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