20 Feb Report on February Live Auction and Announcing The Date of March Auction
February is a traditionally strong auction month and this year was no different. Our February Live auction (the first for the new decade) was extremely successful with 90% of our Lots selling – making both our vendors and bidders very happy indeed.
⬆️Feb Live Auction venue & wines opened for tasting at the auction
France really pushed the boat out with 2004 Dom Perignon, $540.50 and then the fun really began with the huge amount of 100-point wines from all classic regions. Highlights (and there were many) include a bottle of 1990 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape selling for $2115. Followed by 2005 Chateau Margaux which achieved $1527.50, and 2006 Chateau Haut Brion selling for $1233.75.
Italy puts its best foot forward with three vintages of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto (1998, 1999 and 2000) leading the game at $1010.50 each, Tignanello, Sassicaia, Ornellaia from Tuscany and Gaja and Bricco Rocche from Piedmont all selling well. The rest of Europe featured 1996 Vega Sicilia Unico, $528.75 from Spain and 2016 Egon Muller Sharzhofberger Kabinett, $235 from Germany.
The New Zealand section had the always sought after Te Mata with both 1998 Coleraine, $270.25 and 1998 Awatea reaching a staggering $199.75. 2008 Stonyridge Larose, $241.50 and 2006 Destiny Bay Mystae, $352.50 from Waiheke joined by the now non-producing St Nesbit, $70.50 from Karaka. Central Otago Pinots are high on everyone’s list, 2008 Felton Road Block 3 sold for $117.50. Bell Hill Pinot Noir from both 2006 and 2015 received some very serious bidding showing how sought after this very elusive wine can be. Some serious whites also achieved great results, the top win was 2010 Church Road “Tom” Chardonnay which achieved $199.75.
Australia offered a marvelous line-up, 1998 Henschke Hill of Grace in original wooden gift box achieved $822.50, followed by 2010 Penfolds Grange Bin 95, $611. We were able to offer many vintages of both these wines and all achieved great returns.
We were thrilled to see familiar faces and new faces in the sale room, and of course, our large contingent of online bidders kept the sale lively. Overall we had a great deal of very happy vendors and buyers which makes for a very chuffed Wine Auction Room.
Our next auction will be an online auction between the 4th and 8th of March. See you all in two weeks!
*All prices are per bottle and include Buyers Premium of 17.5% but not GST.