Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hong Kong visit with Acker Merrall

I spent last week in Hong Kong drinking and eating with clients, collectors and some of my French colleagues, Bernard Magrez’s team, Romain Comte et Louis Michel Liger- Belair from Burgundy, but also Peter Sisseck from Pingus (and new owner in Saint Emilion)
Impressive organization: customers where pampered and the number of fine bottles opened was simply astounding. Thank you Gil, John and Sébastien.

Acker Merrall & Condit’s Wine Auction in Hong Kong

….”Three very special consignments, each coming directly from the respective properties and obviously of immaculate provenance, drew high level of interest of collectors. They represented some of the world’s most collectible wine regions: Château Valandraud from Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, Dominio de Pingus from Ribera del Duero in Spain and the biggest collection of Domaine Liger-Belair ever to come to auction. Of note, there was one lot encompassing eight jeroboams produced by Louis-Michel Liger-Belair spanning 2002-2009 that were never before commercially released, which realized HK$536,800/ US$68,821, setting a world auction record for any single lot of Domaine Comte Liger-Belair”…..

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