The Birthday Auction

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19th, 2021 - 9:00aM eT
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20th, 2021 - 9:00AM eT

Acker is excited to present this behemoth of an auction, a 2200 lot opus featuring some of the best collections we know! The biggest auction of the year will take place on Friday, November 19th and Saturday, November 20th Live Online in Delaware. Every year we produce a special auction in November in honor of Chairman John Kapon’s birthday, but this year we’re pulling out all the stops for his big 5-0 celebration, featuring the Amazing Collection of Wilf Jaeger, The Phantom of the Auction, The French Connection, Mr. Burgundy, and direct consignments from Domaines Fourrier and Roulot featuring barrels of 2020 Clos St. Jacques and Clos des Boucheres!!! The sale is an estimated $15 Million spread over two full days with nothing but lots upon lots of spectacular fine & rare wines! Please join us Live Online, on November 19th and 20th, for the biggest sale of the year and a celebration of John’s 50th birthday.

Beautiful Burgundy Featuring Big-Time DRC

We begin with three dozen lots featuring DRC, Rousseau and other great Burgundy from one of Asia’s most highly successful businessmen in the past quarter century. He created one of the most influential companies in the modern era! He has also been a discerning yet understated collector of many of life’s pleasures including, most importantly, wine! His impressive wine collection is filled with only the best of the best, mostly from Bordeaux and Burgundy, but he simply has too much wine! We have convinced him to share his collection with us once again! His storage reflects his exacting standards; every bottle has been stored in ideal environments.

Six lots of Rousseau open, highlighted by a trio of 1990 Chambertin, before Domaine de la Romanee Conti takes the helm with three bottles of 1999 Grands Echezeaux. Five lots of La Tache flourish, underscored by three bottles of 1990 and six bottles of 1999 while Richebourg regals with six selections back to 1996! The glorious centerpiece is three bottles each of Romanee Conti, Romanee Conti from the outstanding 1999 and 2010 vintages. We continue elegantly with 2002 Leroy Richebourg, 2005 Coche- Dury Corton Charlemagne, and 2015 Lafon Montrachet before winding up with 2010 Guigal La Las, 2002 Cristal Rose, and three lots of Gaja.  We are incredibly honored once again to offer a delectable selection from one of our most important and respected clients.

A Prominent Parade of 2005 Bordeaux

We are delighted to welcome back this collector for an encore performance as he opens our auction with 100 lots of Bordeaux cases and parcels from the last quarter century focusing on the outstanding 2005 vintage.  It's hard to believe the profound 2005 vintage is almost sixteen years young already! This vintage has it all; move over 2000!!! The benchmark 2005 vintage is indeed large and in charge with parcels of Duhart Milon, Haut Bailly, Haut Brion, La Gomerie, Le Gay, Leoville Las Cases, Margaux, Mouton, Pape Clement and Pontet Canet as well as cases of Calon Segur, Canon, Cheval Blanc, Ducru Beaucaillou, Figeac, Hosanna, Lafite, Latour, Lynch Bages, Troplong Mondot, and Clos Fourtet!

We spread the vintage love around with cases of 1982 Cheval Blanc, 2009 Haut Brion, 2003 Lafite, 1982 Latour (in bottle and magnum!), 1996 Margaux double magnums, 1993, 1994 and 1996 Petrus as well as punchy parcels of 1996 Leoville Barton, 1996 Montrose, 1986 and 1996 MoutonThis is an incredible opening act of Blue-Chip Bordeaux to drink now as well as age effortlessly for decades! Bravo!!!

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