Acker Newsflash Press Release
Oct 2016 NYC Press Release
 
New York City, New York – December 16th, 2016 – This past Wednesday night, Acker Merrall wrapped up a busy Fall season with a brisk US$2 million in sales, bringing its worldwide totals to nearly US$60M in 2016 in wine auction sales. Acker held live auctions in both New York and Hong Kong every month this past Fall, as well as monthly online auctions in New York, and one quarterly one in Hong Kong, providing clients worldwide with the best selection of fine and rare wine in the world on a monthly basis. Almost 1500 new world records were set in 2016, of which nearly 900 were Burgundy. The firm continued its near-decade long run as #1 in the Hong Kong market, and will kick off the entire global market’s 2017 in that very same city on January 14th with over 1000 lots offered, estimated at $US5M in sales, featuring direct consignments from the cellars of seven of Burgundy’s greatest producers. 
 
Despite feasting on a Hong Kong auction four days prior, Asian buyers stayed thirsty and accounted for 33% of New York’s dollars on Wednesday. Hong Kong auctions also accounted for an impressive 16 of the year’s 20 Top Lots, showing Asia’s strength when it comes to the world’s most expensive wines. Cabernet continued to be king at Acker this December, with Bordeaux accounting for 28% of sales, and California Cabernet a significant 25%.  However, for the entire year, Burgundy remained atop the charts with a 40% market share, with Bordeaux gaining at 30%. “It was another vintage year for all of us here at Acker Merrall,” said Acker Merrall and Condit Companies Chairman John Kapon. “This is the time of the year to give thanks, so I would like to thank all of our clients all over the world for their faith, trust and continued support. I raise my glass to all of you.”
 
Highlights from the December 2016 NYC Auction
 
Lot # Qty Format Vintage Wine Price in USD
1 6 Bottles 2010 DRC La Tache $14,820
92 8 Bottles 2002 Sine Qua Non Syrah Heart Chorea $13,585
109 3 Bottles 1997 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon $11,733
128 12 Bottles 2007 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard $4,940
150 1 Bottle 2003 DRC Romanee Conti $11,733
188 6 Bottles 2008 DRC La Tache $14,820
200 12 Bottles 2009 J.F. Mugnier Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses $14,820
214 5 Bottles 1998 Masseto $4,323
223 6 Bottles 2000 Chateau Margaux $6,793
287 34 Bottles 1955-2007 Louis Roederer Cristal Vertical Superlot $14,820
325 1 Bottle 1962 Vogue Bonnes Mares $3,705
352 3 Bottles 1978 DRC Montrachet $20,995
389 6 Magnums 1997 Harlan Estate Red $13,585
419 8 Bottles 1999 Rousseau Chambertin $13,585
463 6 Bottles 1993 Chateau Petrus $9,263
467 10 Bottles 1958 C. Mascarello Barolo Cannubi Riserva $8,028
483 1 Magnum 1960 Vega Sicilia Unico $3,705
 
Acker’s Top 15 Lots of 2016
 
Auction Date Lot # Qty Bottle Vintage Wine Name USD Lot Hammer HKD Lot Hammer
24-Sep-16 137 12 bottle 1996 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $108,361 $839,800
05-Nov-16 407 47 bottles 1997-2013 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Vertical Superlot $101,987 $790,400
04-Jun-16 621 56 magnums 1947-2011 Chateau Latour magnum Vertical Superlot $95,613 $741,000
14-Oct-16 427 74 bottles 2005 2005 Burgundy Vertical Superlot $92,625 $717,800
24-Sep-16 526 62 bottles 1943-2005 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Vertical Superlot  $89,239 $691,600
04-Jun-16 620 42 magnums 1972-2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild magnum Vertical Superlot  $89,239 $691,600
24-Sep-16 528A 61 bottles 1945-2005 Chateau Latour Vertical Superlot $76,490 $592,800
24-Sep-16 457 6 bottle 2001 DRC Romanee Conti  $70,100 $543,400
06-Feb-16 163 6 bottle 2012 DRC Romanee Conti $61,750 $478,600
05-Nov-16 417 6 magnum 1996 DRC Assortment $60,555 $469,300
10-Dec-16 308 6 magnum 2003 DRC Assortment $57,368 $444,600
24-Sep-16 527 51 bottles 1955-2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Vertical Superlot $57,368 $444,600
04-Jun-16 598 6 bottle 1999 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $57,368 $444,600
05-Nov-16 311 12 bottle 2005 DRC La Tache $54,181 $419,900
24-Sep-16 529 59 bottles 1945-2005 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Vertical Superlot $54,181 $419,900
 
Acker Merrall’s first auction of 2017 will take place in Hong Kong on January 14th, including exclusive direct consignments from seven of Burgundy’s greatest winemakers: Roulot, Fourrier, Hudelot-Noellat, Lamarche, Hubert Lignier, Duroche and Clos de la Chapelle. For more information please visit www.ackerwines.com.