Report on August Auction & Announcing The Date of September Auction

Last Tuesday’s August Rare and Fine Live auction, with the help of our lively wine community, achieved another great sale with a 90% sell-through rate.


It was a chance for lovers of rare bottles to get their hands on some of the highly coveted old vintages and Grower Champagnes. It’s worth the mention that 1979 Bollinger RD Extra Brut sold for $963.50, while 1982 Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Vintage Brut achieved an amazing $916.50 which set a record price.


For the second consecutive month, Sauternes led the show with 1976 Chateau d’Yquem taking the highest hammer win at an amazing $2350. And interestingly, it’s followed by a very niche name that’s foreign to most bidders though undoubtedly the rising star of our recent auctions, the No.1 Chinese spirit — Moutai; the 15YO Moutai bottled in 2006 was sold for $1175, great buy!


Always one of the strongest regions in our auctions, Australia again achieved top hammer prices in the red wine category. 1998 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 reached $916.50, followed by 1996 Penfolds Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon at $846, 1999 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz at $763.75 and 2010 Penfolds Bin 707 at $728.50 (another record for us). Meanwhile the 2002 Chateau Mouton Rothschild sold for $799, followed by 2003 Chateau Haut Brion at $775.50. Rhone was also well represented with 2001 Guigal La Landonne Cote Rotie hammering $728.50 while 2000 Domaine Pegau Cuvee da Capo got snapped at $705.


All prices include Buyers Premium.

Our sincere thanks again to everyone who came into the sale room last Tuesday, and to those of you who participated via online and phone bids, please feel free to give us feedback if there’s anything we could do to make it an even better experience for you.


There will be some changes for our next online auction as we continually set new standards in the New Zealand Rare and Fine Wine landscape. Be sure to check out these changes when the EDM arrives.