ACKER'S AUCTION OF FINE & RARE WINES

"March On"

2-DAY DELAWARE AUCTION
THURSDAY & FRIDAY MARCH 11TH & 12TH | 6:00PM ET
"LIVE ONLINE"

Spring is almost in the air, depending on where you’re living these days, and Acker is back with another, terrific, two-day auction in Delaware on March 11th and 12th! We’ve been pushing as hard as we can to keep delivering the finest and rarest wines to you, and we are on track to sell US$40 million in just the first quarter of the year! This sale, like every other, is brimming with nothing but the best, but four collections fit our featured forecast! We’re ready to warm things up on the auction block on night one in Lots 177-304, with some glorious, California wine sunshine from the likes of Colgin, Dunn, Screaming Eagle, and more! We’ve seen the Golden Phoenix grace these pages time and time again over the last few months, but he is reincarnated once more, like a thunderbolt from the hands of Zeus in Lots 305-406! Top Bordeaux is here in quantity and quality with prestigious parcels and more from Cheval Blanc, La Mission, Lafleur, Haut Brion, and Latour, before Domaine Leflaive, Krug, and Vega Sicilia wash it all down. Lots 751-802 offer up a unique opportunity as we finely focus on the two champions of Champagne’s Blanc de Blancs style: Salon and Delamotte, which come to us courtesy of a passionate, Champagne lover, who is the original owner of these wines and has kept them all professionally stored in London since purchase, making this selection as close to buying directly from the Champagne house! We must shine the spotlight on Lot 802, a super-lot of majestic proportions, boasting a luxurious lunch or dinner for six at the House of Salon, along with magnum cases of recently disgorged 1970 and 1983 Delamotte Collection, in addition to magnum cases of 2002, 2004, and 2006 Salon. We close out the sale with the last, but certainly not the least, consignor of the auction, as we bring you the Precise Collection of a Prominent Surgeon in Lots 806-1225! A great team player, he is always helping others along the way and will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this sale to charity, including a major charity that he founded, which provides free sports medicine care to inner city youth. We take a bounce on Bordeaux, led by cases of Cheval, Montrose, and more before vintage pairings from Lafite, Las Cases, and Margaux keep us going. DRC dominates the court before Lady Leroy looms large with beautiful bottles of Boudots and more. We pause for one bottle of 1978 Henri Jayer Echezeaux, before more of this ridiculous roster keep the game afloat, as Meo-Camuzet Cros Parantoux, and more keep spirits high. The Rhone then romps with the biggest names, as Guigal La Las, 1978 Chave and La Chapelle champion Syrah, before Krug magnums refresh us for iconic Italians like 2000 Monfortino and a more than 80 lots of California greatness from all the stars. We cannot wait to summon spring and see all these fabulous wines find roots in new homes at this stunning sale in Delaware on Thursday, March 11th and Friday, March 12th. You can enjoy enhanced searching and bidding at bidlive.ackerwines.com or via the Acker App.

Glorious California Wine Sunshine

Lots 177-304
We’re ready to warm things up on the auction block on night one in Lots 177-304, with some glorious, California wine sunshine! This longstanding New York collector, and decades-old friend of the house, brings us wines from a reinvigorated region: California is all the rage these days! Primarily purchased directly from winery mailing lists, the list of hits is hot and heavy, from Abreu, to Colgin, to Dunn in special five-liter bottles, to magnums and magic from Harlan, and stunning selections of Screaming Eagle and its Second Flight in OWCs. There are rare Sine Qua Non in large formats, followed by more Cabernet with credentials from the likes of Araujo, Bond, Caymus, Montelena, and more. For those looking to re-up on California’s golden treasures, look no further!

Thunderous Bordeaux from The Golden Phoenix

We’ve seen the Golden Phoenix grace these pages time and time again over the last few months, but he is reincarnated once more, like a thunderbolt from the hands of Zeus! Lots 305-406!!! After achieving numerous world records in New York, Delaware and Hong Kong, he continues his timeless cycle of rebirth, focusing this time around on thunderous Bordeaux with a flourish of Burgundy and more. Top Bordeaux is here in quantity and quality with parcels of 2000 Cheval Blanc, 1990 La Mission, and 2001 Lafleur, as well as cases of 1989 and 1990 Haut Brion, 1982 l’Evangile, and a super-rare OWC of 1982 Lafleur. There are further outstanding cases such as 1982 Latour in bottle and magnum, in addition to 1995 and 2000 Haut Brion each in four formats. Large formats abound, led by an Imperial march of 2005 Margaux, 2000 Petrus, as well as a Jeroboam of 1961 Lafite! We wash everything down with several cases of Domaine Leflaive, 1995 Krug Clos du Mesnil, and parcels of Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial. All of the Golden Phoenix collection has come from professional storage, where most of these wines have been lying since being purchased on release. The Phoenix has risen yet again, and it is an honor and a pleasure to welcome back the collection of the Golden Phoenix! This is as significant a wine cellar as any you will find in the world today!!!

A superlative selection of salon & delamotte champagne

Lots 751-802 offer up a unique opportunity as we finely focus on the two champions of Champagne’s Blanc de Blancs style: Salon and Delamotte, which come to us courtesy of a passionate, Champagne lover. His close relationship to the house allowed him to acquire significant, reserve allocations, particularly rare magnums and recently disgorged vintages. Our consignor is the original owner of these wines and has kept them all professionally stored in London since purchase, making this selection practically buying directly from the Champagne house! We commence the festivities with multiple cases of 2007 Delamotte. There are several historic vintages from this esteemed Le Mesnil house, as 1970, 1983, and 1985 in OWC set the scene for more parcels of recently disgorged 1999 and 2000 Delamotte Collection in bottle and magnum! Salon shines with five cases of 1997, before the celebrated vintages of 2002, 2004, and 2006 in bottle and magnum shine through. This tribute to recent, Salon history is sure to keep your cellar shimmering for years to come! We must shine the spotlight on Lot 802, a super-lot of majestic proportions, boasting a luxurious lunch or dinner for six at the House of Salon, along with magnum cases of the recently disgorged 1970 and 1983 Delamotte Collection, in addition to magnum cases of 2002, 2004, and 2006 Salon. Your visit will be hosted by the gracious staff of Champagne Salon Delamotte, where you and your companions will enjoy a unique peek into the cellars of these exquisite properties that boast some of the best terroirs in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Taking things to the next level, the meal will be accompanied by a vertical tasting of specially curated bottles of Salon and Delamotte. This amazing experience is a dream come true for any Champagne lover! There’s nothing quite like Salon and Delamotte, and this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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