NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Acker Merrall has again quickly asserted itself as the #1 Wine Auction House in the World in 2017, continuing a decade-long trend. February 11th's auction achieved an estimated $3.75M of sales amongst a packed room at Marea in New York City, bringing Acker's Worldwide total to over $10 million during the first six weeks of 2017. While two live auctions are scheduled for March in New York and Hong Kong, all eyes will be on New York on April 6th and 8th when the Legendary Collection of Wolfgang Grunewald will be offered for sale.
Rousseau and Sine Qua Non starred in this past weekend's sale. Demand for case lots from 2005 and 2006 Rousseau took four of the Top 10 positions, all selling far above their high estimates. A rare six magnum original case of 2005 Rousseau Chambertin was the day's Top Lot selling for $43,225 followed by two twelve bottle cases of 2005 Rousseau Chambertin which were bought for $37,050 each. Also selling significantly over its high estimates was a case lot of magnums of 2006 Rousseau Chambertin at $19,760, as did two twelve bottle case lots of 2005 Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques at $11,115, and a jeroboam of 2006 Rousseau Chambertin at $7,410. Iconic Sine Qua Non (SQN) lots were also one of the auction's stars as collectors sought rare bottles of SQN in perfect condition. The first vintage of 1992 SQN Red Black & Blue was bought for $3,705, a bottle of 2002 SQN Syrah Heels Over Head sold for $2,964, a bottle of 1995 SQN The Bride achieved $2,470, a single bottle of 1996 SQN Pinot Noir Left Field went for $2,470, and three bottles of 2002 SQN Heart Chorea Syrah fetched $4,323. Sine Qua Non remains a star for collectors around the world as Saturday in NYC proved once again.
"2017 has come out with its guns blazing! This was a big sale with a lot of diversity, and there was demand in every nook and crannie, as to which the highlights will attest," said Acker Merrall & Condit Companies' Chairman John Kapon. "Both New York and Hong Kong have started the year with incredible auctions, but none will be more incredible than the Legendary Collection of Wolfgang Grunewald on April 6th and 8th in New York City. But first things first, we have two auctions in March that will continue to provide collectors with the world's finest selection of fine and rare wines on a monthly basis!"
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