Report on August Live Auction & Announcing A Special Single Vendor Auction

In our Late Winter Live Auction, which was followed by its after-sale Buy Now auction that concluded on Wednesday the 2nd of August, back vintage Bordeaux achieved the highest bid-to-view ratio echoing recent trends from En Premier trading. 2008 Chateau Mouton Rothschild took the highest regional hammer win at $963.50, while 1984 Chateau Latour sold for $470 and 1998 Chateau Palmer reached $458.25. 2010 Chateau Gazin (6 bottle lot) reached $1480.50.

For Bordeaux blends from the rest of the world, 2010 Stonyridge Vineyard Larose (12-bottle lot) OWC sold for $2538, from the same vintage its 6-bottle OWC sold for $1128 while 2013 Te Mata Estate Coleraine (6-bottle lot) OWC sold for $987. 2005/2007-2009 vintages of Destiny Bay Magna Praemia all reached $376 while 2009 Church Road Tom sold for $188. 1998 Penfolds Bin 707 magnum scored $705. Both 2012 Penfolds Bin 389 & Bin 407 sold for $117.50.

As expected, during the current temporary market corrective period, buyers become more selective, causing prices and interests to drift sideways or slip a bit. After a little over a year, Italy once again outperformed all the other countries of origin.

The highest hammer win of the overall auction went to 2005 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (6-bottle lot) at $2890.50. 2005 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia 3 Litre reached $1527.50, while 2006 Masseto Tenuta sold for $1410 and its 1999 vintage sold for $1057.50. 2003 Antinori Tignanello magnum scored $1128, and 2005 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia sold for $470.

In the world of Pinot Noir, 1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru sold for $1010.50, 2002 Domaine Marquis d’Angerville Volnay Clos de Ducs 1er Cru sold for $505.25, 2004 Domaine Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Les 1er Cru sold for $423 closed followed by 1996 Domaine Mongeard Mugneret Echezeaux Grand Cru at $411.25 and 2003 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay Clos des Chênes 1er Cru sold for $258.50. From home, 2017 Felton Road Block 5 scored $246.75 while its 2013 and 2015 vintage sold for $223.25 and $211.50 respectively. Both 2015 and 2016 Gibbston Valley Reserve Pinot Noir reached $164.50 while both 2016 Prophets Rock Cuvee aux Antipodes Pinot Noir and 2018 Dry River Pinot Noir sold for $141 and closely followed by 2012 Valli Out Of Shadow Pinot Noir at $129.25.

From Syrah to Shiraz, 2009 E. Guigal La Mouline sold for $916.50, followed by 2007 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape sold for $869.50, while 2010 E. Guigal La Landonne sold for $822.50 and 1990 Paul Jaboulet Aine La Chapelle Hermitage sold for $752. 1997 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 sold for $587.50, and its 1985 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 vintage reached $481.75 while 2005 Jim Barry Armagh sold for $352.50.

On a sweeter note, both 2001 Chateau d’Yquem and 2003 Quinta do Noval Porto Vintage scored $1292.50.

All prices include Buyers Premium but exclude GST.

Thanks again to all our bidders, consignors, and friends from the lovely wine community for your continuous support.

Breaking News! There’s a special additional auction starting next Wednesday. We don’t often interrupt our usual auction schedule unless for good reason and this “Tale of Two Collectors” is a great reason to do exactly that! A true labour of love by two generations of the same family, this collection has been consigned from a purpose-built temperature-controlled cellar.  Plumped with wines to suit all tastes and purses, you’ll find gems from both the primary and secondary markets.

Available for a limited time August 09 – 13 online only before we head back into our usual auction schedule. Bid early to not miss out on your wines of choice.