Report on End-of-Year Auction & Announcing the Date of January 2022 Auction

Last Tuesday’s End-of-Year Rare and Fine Live auction wrapped up the year beautifully. Thanks to our lively wine community and long-time supporters who artfully navigated the virtual live auction and helped us achieve a 90% sell-through rate for our vendors. With over 1/3 of the total lots reaching high estimate and above, it proved to be a great sale indeed.


The highest hammer win went for 1971 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 at $1468.75, followed by its 1998 vintage at $1034 and its 1996 vintage got snapped at $799. Grange took the crown multiple times in our past auctions, making it undoubtedly one of the most valuable wines across all categories in our auctions. From the home region of Syrah, 2004 Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin reached $775.50, and both its 2001 & 2005 vintages sold for $752.  2001 Le Clos du Caillou Reserve Chateauneuf du Pape achieved $493.50. Two Kiwi favourites, also Syrah dominant wines, the 2014 Trinity Hill Homage reached $282 and 2015 Craggy Range Le Sol achieved $246.75.


As we move on to the Bordeaux blends, it’s worth mentioning that 2014 Craggy Range Sophia reached the same hammer price as Le Sol at $246.75. 2010 Stonyridge Vineyard Larose sold for $305.50, followed by 2002 Church Road Tom at $282. One of the most renowned Napa names Dominus Estate (2018 was racked as the #1 wine by Wine Spectator this year) its 2006 vintage reached $423 and its 2004 vintage at $364.25. The highest hammer win in this category went for 1994 Chateau Margaux at $940.


Other highlights include, 1966 The Glenturret Single Malt Whisky 43% sold for $822.50, 1988 Piper Heidsieck Rare Brut Millesime, 2007 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese, 1990 Domaine Leroy Meursault-Perrieres and 1992 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault-Perrieres all got snapped at $470, great buys!

All prices include Buyers Premium but exclude GST.


Our sincere thanks again to everyone who participated in this Virtual Live auction 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, the first of the year 2022, will be an online event from 12pm, Wed Jan 5 to 7pm, Sun Jan 16.


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