Report on Feb Auction & Announcing the Date of Next Online Auction

Last Tuesday’s February Rare and Fine Live auction, undertaken in the halo of the red light of the Covid Protection Framework, achieved our biggest single auction sale yet with a 95% sell-through rate with thanks to our lively wine community.

It was a chance for lovers of rare bottles to get their hands on some of the highly coveted vintages and legendary names.

Burgundy was undoubtedly the star region that led the show. The highest bid went to the 1999 Domaine Leroy Romanee St Vivant Grand Cru at $10,222 and 2002 Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache Grand Cru reached $8,225. Both 2005 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanee La Colombiere and 2008 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Cras 1er Cru sold for $1,234.

Bordeaux closely followed with 1990 Le Pin selling for $7,638, as the lot came with 2 bottles scoring the highest lot value of this auction at $15,276. There was also a large lot with 12 bottles of 1994 Chateau Latour, which sold for $11,844. From the most sought-after legendary vintage, 1982 Petrus got snapped up at $5992. 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild achieved $2,232 and 2005 Chateau Latour sold for $2,056, great buys!

Also of note were two amazing lots covering 21 vintages of Penfolds Grange including Year of the Tiger 1998 and 2010. Penfolds Grange vintage 2005 – 2014 (10 bottles) reached $6,462 while vintage 1995 – 2004 (10 bottles) sold for $6,580. The single bottle of 1996 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 achieved $1,058.

One of the best performing country of origins in auctions over the previous two years, Italy excelled again with 2004 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto selling for $1,293 followed by its 2002 and 2003 vintages at $1,175 each, while 2005 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia sold for $540. 2004 Marchesi Antinori Solaia OWC magnum reached $1,586, also an OWC magnum, the 2006 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello sold for $846.

Other highlights including 2004 Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin Chateaune reached $728 while 2005 vintage sold for $705, 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc sold for $388, 2013 Te Mata Coleraine’s 6 bottles OWC reached a delightful lot value of $2,115.

All prices include Buyers Premium excludes GST.

Our sincere thanks again to everyone who came into the sale room last Tuesday, 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 12pm, Wed Feb 23 to 7pm, Sun March 6.