Trinity Collection triumphs with $ 9.9 million in sales and 99% in sales

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Incredible prices led by the rarest champagnes and the DRC Top Lots in Acker’s Trinity Collection Auction:

Lot 669: 3 Jeroboams from 1990 DRC La Tache in OWC

Lot 258, 259: 6 bottles each 1996 & 1999 H. Jayer Vosne Romanée Cros Parantoux28 Salon for sure

DELAWARE – June 15, 2021 – Acker’s two-day, three-cellar auction, “The Trinity Collection,” saw some of the most lively and energetic auctions of the year in what has already been an exceptionally lively season, as collectors craze madly demanded after complaint unparalleled offers from Burgundy, Champagne and beyond. Led by an incredible selection of rarely seen vintage champagnes, as well as significant offers from Dujac, Rousseau and Domaine de la Romanée Conti, the auction reached $ 9.9 million in sales, with 99% of lots sold and 270 new world records. .

Burgundy topped the top ten lots in the auction, with three original 1990 DRC La Tache wood Jeroboams taking the top prize and selling for $ 199,200, a new world record. A deluge of Romanee Conti, Romanee Conti held the second to fifth position, while three 2009 DRC Romanee Conti magnums in OWC took second prize, making $ 174,300, also a new world record; six bottles each from 2009 and 2010 in tied band OWCs in the third slot, grossing $ 124,500 apiece, and six bottles each from 2006 and 2014 in banded OWCs shared fifth place, bringing in $ 112,050 each. The sixth slot machine saw a new name, as six Armand Rousseau Chambertin 1999 magnums in OCB sold for $ 105,825, a new world record. Seventh place was shared by two formidable lots, as six magnums of 2010 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanée in OWC and six bottles of Henri Jayer Vosne Romanée Cros Parantoux 1999 (originally purchased from the personal collection of Martine Saunier), have achieved respectively $ 99,600, with the Romanee setting a new world record. To complete the Top Ten in a robust way, a three-fold tie, including six bottles of 1996 H. Jayer Vosne Romanée Cros Parantoux (also previously from the personal collection of Martine Saunier), six magnums of 1982 Château Lafleur, the only Bordeaux to burst into that acclaimed list, and a 1971 DRC La Tache Jeroboam, all of which sold for $ 93,375 apiece.

One of the highlights of the sale was the offering of one of the most important collections of mature Champagne in the world, presented in the catalog with introductions by the world’s leading expert in the field, Richard Juhlin. Salon stood out in haute couture, where one bottle of Vintage Salon Le Mesnil 1928 Champagne fetched $ 27,390 and three bottles of 1966 Salon Vintage Le Mesnil Champagne also fetched $ 27,390. The 1996 Show also jumped to $ 19,920; all these prices for Salon have reached new world records. From Krug, both historical and newer versions aroused great interest, as new world records were set by a 1955 Krug Vintage Champagne Private Cuvée, Extra Sec magnum which sold for $ 9,960, a magnum of 1959 Krug Collection Vintage Champagne at OWC which grossed $ 17,430, and a 1985 Krug Vintage Champagne Clos du Mesnil magnum at OWC which grossed $ 14,940. Rare vintages of Louis Roederer Cristal have exceeded estimates, as three bottles from 1947 sold for $ 27,390 and 1 magnum from 1966 for $ 8,093, both world records. Other exceptional lots in this collection included six magnums of 1975 Pol Roger Vintage Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill at $ 19,920, twelve bottles of 1976 Taittinger Vintage Champagne Comtes de Champagne in OCB at $ 16,185, a record two bottles of 1976 Dom Perignon Vintage Champagne P3 in OGB at $ 9,960, and a bottle of 1921 Moet & Chandon Vintage Champagne Grand Vintage Collection which set a new world record at $ 14,940.

The new world records were numerous, led by 24 for Dujac, with an impressive 17 for the DRC and 16 for Rousseau. Krug led the way for all champagnes with 20 new world records, followed by Moet and Dom Perignon with 17. Louis Roederer and Pol Roger each hit 14 new world records, and Salon also hit double digits with 10.

“No auction this season has been more exciting than the Trinity collection,” said Acker President John Kapon. “We hailed this as ‘The Auction of the Year’, and buyers responded yes! There was an auction fervor in this sale that was unmatched in this fabulously furious year. There were so many highlights that it’s almost impossible to do them justice in one graphic. While this is definitely the highlight of this splendid auction season, we still have a few sales to make! We just launched a fantastic one-day sale in Delaware on June 23, and we will have another auction coming up in Hong Kong on July 10, which will set us up for what will certainly be a fantastic fall season. ! “

The auction season continues for Acker with another “live online” auction in Delaware on June 23 and returns to Hong Kong on July 10. Acker is currently accepting wines for its fall “live online” auctions, with the weekly online auctions closing each week. For more information, send an email [email protected].

About Acker

Founded in 1820, Acker is America’s oldest wine store and the world’s largest fine and rare wine auction house. Since third generation wine merchant John Kapon, President of Acker, started the auction business in 1998, the house has gained worldwide recognition. Acker offers a wide range of services including cellar consultations, an extensive retail inventory of fine and rare wines for immediate sale, first-class wine education equipment, and fine and rare wine auctions.

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