Report on Last Live Auction & Next Online Auction Starting Tomorrow

It’s always great to see the faces of our wine community supporters, old or new, in the saleroom at our auctions. Thanks to them and all the other online bidders our Autumn Live Online Auction which concluded a week ago was another success. Highlighted with a couple of record Hammer Prices for two of New Zealand’s most loved wines – Kumeu River Mate’s Chardonnay which went for $188 per bottle and 2013 Te Mata’s Bullnose which went for $199.75 per bottle.


The highest single bottle hammer win went for 2000 Chateau Latour at $1527.50, followed by 1996 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 magnum at $1292.50. Arguably the best dessert wine in the world from the “vintage of the century”, 2001 Chateau d’Yquem took third place at $1233.75. It’s worth mentioning the 1990 Chateau d’Yquem reached $822.50 and its 1983 vintage sold for $705.


Bordeaux once again delivered a solid sale, 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild sold for $1233.75, and 1990 Chateau Haut Brion closely followed at $1175. 2004 Chateau Palmer sold for $446.50 and 2016 Chateau Palmer Alter Ego (6 bottles) OWC scored $2115.


The Burgundy rally continues, 1996 Domaine Jean Grivot Echezeaux Grand Cru reached $987, 2010 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Les Clos Grand Cru sold for $775.50, 2002 Domaine Blain-Gagnard Le Montrachet Grand Cru sold for $763.75 and 2015 Domaine Dujac Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru sold for $705 whereas 2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin sold for $634.50.


Australia was the star country of origin this month. 1998 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (6 bottles) OWC reached the highest lot win at $4794, 1996 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 sold for $799, both 1997 & 2003 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 sold for $634.50, and 1990 Penfolds Bin 920 sold for $528.75. 2015 Henschke Hill of Grace reached $940, 2016 The Eye of Ra by Ben Glaetzer sold for $587.50 and 2010 Jim Barry Armagh sold for 352.50.


From home, Stonyridge led the show with its 6-bottle OWC selling for $1269, also 6 bottle OWC, its 2008 vintage sold for $1128 and its 2009 vintage sold for $1057.50. 2013 Te Mata Estate Coleraine (6 bottles) OWC sold for $846.


Move onto Italy, 2005 Paolo Scavino Bric del Fiasc Barolo 2005 Paolo Scavino Carobric Barolo, both in magnum, sold for $376 and 2008 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia also sold at the same price at $376.


Other highlights worth mentioning are, 2012 E.Guigal ex Voto Ermitage sold for $470. 2006 Puriri Hills Reserve Methuselah (6 litres) sold for $528.75 while 2013 Puriri Hills Pope reached $176.25.  2014 Felton Road Block 3 scored $ 340.75 Pinot Noir sold for 2004 Weingut Gunderloch Nackenheim Rothenberg Riesling Beerenauslese Demi (375ml) sold for $293.75; On a lighter and bubbly note, 2011 Taittinger Comte de Champagne Blanc de Blanc sold for $352.50 while 2012 vintage Dom Perignon (6 bottles) scored $1903.50.


All prices include Buyers Premium but exclude GST.


For those who just want to grab a few bottles of something nice on the go, don’t forget to check out the latest arrival to our everyday retail selection at Apart from our carefully curated wine selection, we also offer niche whisky, premium glassware and harder-to-find wines.  Our boutique selection offers items to suit all tastes, pockets and occasions.


Our next auction will be an online event from midday Wednesday, April 19th to 7pm Sunday, April 30th. The auction catalogue has already been published, be the first to access the full catalogue today via