17 Oct Report on October LIVE Auction & Announcing the Date of Next Online Auction
Thanks to all of our bidders and wine friends who came to the salesroom and those who participated online in our Spring Rare & Fine Wine Live auction last Tuesday on Oct 4. The Fine Wine market is in the rudest of good health, helped by a number of great vintages from our fair shores and also those internationally. Now is the time to enjoy these wines with friends and family, or to fill your cellar so you can relish these sometimes-rare, certainly blue-chip wines in the future.
2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild took the highest hammer win at $1292.50. 2002 Chateau Mouton Rothschild sold for $916.50, followed by the rare bottle of 1921 Chateau Beychevelle 4eme Cru Classe (yes, cellared for over 100 years) and 1997 Chateau Haut Brion at $658, while 1978 Chateau Haut Brion sold for $587.50 and 2005 Les Forts de Latour achieved $540.50.
Burgundy once again went neck and neck with Bordeaux. Both 1999 Domaine Jean Grivot Echezeaux Grand Cru and 2015 Domaine Dujac Echezeaux Grand Cru reached $987, while 1995 Domaine Jean Grivot Echezeaux Grand Cru sold for $587.50 and 1998 Domaine Jean Grivot Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru got snapped at $376.
The highlight of the auction was undoubtedly the Pinots from home. 3 bottles lot of 2019 Kusuda Pinot Noir reached an amazing $1833, its $611/bottle price marking it the highest hammer win of NZ Pinot from all of our past auctions. 2016 Bell Hill Pinot Noir followed at $434.75. These two lots also attracted the most views and heated biding in this auction.
2008 Krug Vintage Brut led the champagne region at $822.50. Both 2002 & 2003 Dom Perignon P2 Plenitude Brut sold for $705 while 1990 Dom Perignon Brut reached $540.50, followed by 2004 Laurent Perrier Cuvee Alexandra Rose at $528.75,
One a sweeter note, 1963 Dow’s Vintage Port achieved $634.50, and both1999 Chateau d’Yquem and 1960 Taylor’s Vintage Port sold for the same price at $587.50. Other highlights include 2005 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape La Plume du Peintre Pur Grenache de la Crau got snapped at $869.50, while 1983 Paul Jaboulet Aine La Chapelle sold for $305.50. Perfect for celebratory occasions, 2002 Penfolds Bin 707 magnum sold for $611 and 2016 Trinity Hill Homage 5Litre achieved $846.
All prices include Buyers Premium excludes GST.
Thanks again to our loyal supporters and wine community who made this live auction another success. 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 www.wineretailroom.co.nz. Apart from our carefully curated wine selection, we also offer niche whisky, premium glassware and crystal. Our boutique selection offers items to suit all tastes, pockets and occasions.
Our next auction will be an online event from midday Wednesday, October 26 to 7pm Sunday, November 6. The full catalogue will be published soon, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and keep yourself in the loop.