Report on Autumn Live Auction & Announcing Single Vendor Auction Starting April 17

What an auction we had last week! Thanks everyone who came to the salesroom and/or participated online to make our auction another success. 


We had a strong lineup of First Growth Bordeaux in this auction and quite few big lots with 12-bottle lot of 2003 Chateau Rothschild selling for $14100, followed by 12-bottle lot of 1995 Chateau Mouton Rothschild at $9165. 2008 Chateau Mouton Rothschild reached $963.5, while 2005 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion sold for $893, both 1994 Chateau Latour and 2005 Chateau Angelus sold for $846. 2003 Chateau Pavie scored $564, 2005 Chateau L’Evangile reached $470 while 2009 Chateau Pontet-Canet sold for $423; 2009 Chateau Lynch Bages sold for $305.5, from the same vintage, 2009 Chateau Haut-Bailly closely followed at $293.75.

Few other highlights of Bordeaux blends from home, 2013 Destiny Bay Magna Praemia scored $376 while its vintage 2010 Mystae sold for $258.5; both 1986 The Antipodean magnum and 2013 Church Road Tom sold for $235, while 2009 Church Road Tom sold for $188. 2010 Stonyridge Vineyard Larose sold for $211.5, and 2010 Puriri Hills Pope followed at $176.25.

Legendary “Lala’s” led the charge for Rhone, with 2003 E. Guigal La Mouline scoring $1010.5 followed by 2003 E. Guigal La Landonne at $987 and 2003 E. Guigal La Turque sold for $893. Syrah/Shiraz from the globe did equally well, 2008 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 reached $822.5, 2002 Clarendon Hills Astralis scored $470 and 1998 Jim Barry Armagh sold for $352.5; both 2008 and 2009 Craggy Range Le Sol reached $164.5, 2018 Te Mata Estate Bullnose Syrah sold for $94.

Burgundy and Pinots have been delivering very solid performance in past two years. 2001 Domaine Jean GrivotVosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts 1er Cru sold for $446.5, 2007 Domaine Anne Gros Echezeaux Les Loachausses Grand Cru sold for $411.25, 2005 Domaine Robert Chevillon NuitsSt Georges Les St Georges 1er Cr sold for $376 while 2020 Domaine Dujac Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er Cru reached $352.5.

Italy’s been showing the fastest growth among Country of Origins in past three years, making it one of the best regions to buy in for better return on investment. 2005 Masseto Tenuta dell’Ornellaia took the highest hammer win in this region at $1175, 2008 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia sold for $481.75 while 2006 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello sold for$293.75.

Some other highlights worth mentioning are, 1989 Chateau d’Yquem sold for $893; 1995 Dom Perignon Vintage Brut sold for $481.75 while 1983 Bollinger La Grande Annee Vintage Brut scored $376; 2021 Egon Muller ScharzhofbergerRiesling Spatlese sold for $411.25, and 2017 Felton Road Block 6 Chardonnay scored $152.75.

All prices include Buyers Premium but exclude GST.

Our sincere thanks again to everyone who participated in this Live auction either in saleroom physically or 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 a special Single Vendor Online Auction from April 17. Collected by an environmental scientist with a profound passion for wine, this auction is a tribute to his unwavering commitment to excellence, both in the world of wine and in the preservation of our precious natural heritage. Don’t miss this wonderful collection of New Zealand and Australian table wines available online from 12pm April 17 to 7pm April 21, subscribe to our newsletter to keep yourself in the loop.