Report on August Live Auction and Announcing The Date of Next Online Auction

Our Live auctions are always something we look forward to, it creates a lovely dynamic in the room, and the August Rare and Fine Wine Live auction was no different. We were very proud and grateful to our many bidders, both in the auction room and online, participating in our August Live auction last Tuesday; again proving us to be one of the most popular auction houses in New Zealand.

And what an auction it was! There were wines for all palates and wallets in this auction brimming with a great selection of wines and stoked with whiskies and cognacs to warm the cockles.

The highest successful bid was the 1998 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St Vivant Grand Cru, which sold for $2935.70.  It’s not every day we see such a legendary wine and it was a great buy that will definitely create some envy. Also, from Burgundy, 2009 Domaine Meo Camuzet Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Au Cros Parantoux reached an eye-watering $2350.

France was full of joie de vivre with not only great Burgundies but also famous chateaux in Bordeaux. From the 1971 vintage, Chateau d’Yquem, Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Mouton Rothschild got snapped up at $1175, $940, $846 and $846 respectively, all great buys! We also had rarely seen Chateau d’Yquem ‘Y’, their dry white wine, from the 1973 vintage, which sold for $376. Another beautiful bottle with a bright amber hue, Hardy Noces d’Or Grande Champagne Cognac achieved $411.25.

Italy was where the sparks really began to fly with Biondi Santi, Gaja, Masseto, Ornellaia and Sassicaia to name but a few. We had Italy’s best wineries all under our new roof, with 2008 Masseto Tenuta dell’Ornellaia reached $881.25 and 2004 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia sold for $423.

Australia had the usual suspects with Penfolds Grange, RWT, St Henri and Bin 707. A number of these had some serious age on them including a 1975 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange sold for $587.50. Also, with over 30 years of age, 1987 Wendouree Shiraz scored $223.25.

From New Zealand, we had a bevy of wines that will enhance any dinner party or cellar. It’s worth mentioning that 2010 Stonyridge Larose reached $188, followed by 2009 Stonyridge Larose in OWC which was sold for $164.50/ bottle.

We were thrilled to see familiar faces and new faces in the sale room, and of course, our large contingent of online bidders kept the sale lively. Thanks again for the continued support from our bidders and consignors.

Finally, you might have seen this announcement on the homepage of our website already — we are also changing up a level this Friday, with a special online auction opening on Friday morning and will close at 7pm on Sunday 23rd August.

Stay tuned, more will be revealed about this collection in tomorrow’s newsletter.