Report on August LIVE Auction & Announcing the Date of Next Online Auction

Our Winter Fine Wine Live auction on August 2 followed by its 36-hour Buy Now auction was another success, thanks to our consignors, bidders, and lovely wine community for your continuous trust and support.


For the second time, Champagne section led the show with probably the best assortment that we have put forward in one of our auctions. 1995 Salon Cuvee S Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs took the highest hammer win at $1645. 1980 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises Blanc de Noirs took the region’s second place at $1175. 2008 Krug Vintage Brut sold for $987, followed by 1998 Dom Perignon P2 Plenitude Brut at $822.50 while 1999 Louis Roederer Cristal Millesime Brut gift box scored $634.50 and 1990 Veuve Clicquot Cave Privee Collection Brut sold for $458.25. We’ve secured more premium Champagne consignments for next two auctions, so effervescent lovers, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for updates and check the catalogue once it’s published.


Burgundy is in vogue. Amid insatiable demand, prices in this prestigious fine wine region are soaring to new heights. The Liv-ex Burgundy 150 index jumped 31.01% in 2021, significantly outpacing the wider rally in the fine wine market (Liv-ex 1000 +19.08%). In this past auction, 2006 Domaine Dujac Bonnes Mares achieved $1586.25, closely followed by 2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Clos de la Roche at $1527.50.


Bordeaux always delivers, with 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild selling for $1292.50, both 2005 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion and 2003 Chateau Angelus achieved $963.50, followed by 2003 Chateau Haut Brion at $893 and 2002 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild at $822.50.


From Italy, 2006 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto scored $1410 and its 2005 & 2003 vintages sold for $1057.50 & $940 respectively.


Closer to home, Penfolds took the crown with no surprise. 2004 Penfolds Block 42 reached $940, while 2004 Penfolds Bin 60A sold for $881.25 and 2005 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 scored $728.50.


Other highlights include 1998 Te Mata Estate Coleraine achieved $305.50, while 2010 Stonyridge Vineyard Larose sold for $258.50 with its 2015 vintage at $223.25, and 2014 Te Motu sold for $152.75; 2006 Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir reached $235 closely followed by 2007 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir at $223.25 and 2009 Dry River Pinot Noir at $164.50.


All prices include Buyers Premium excludes GST.


Our sincere thanks again to everyone who came into the saleroom, 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.


Our next auction will be an online event from midday Wednesday, August 24 to 7pm Sunday, September 4. The full catalogue will be published soon, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and keep yourself in the loop.


We are currently curating for future auctions, if you are thinking about selling, give us a call or drop an email today. There is no obligation when you talk with us about selling, so contact us for a cellar appraisal and we can go through the process with you.