Hammer Highlights April & May
Friday, May 23, 2014 in News
Langton's Hammer Highlights is a snapshot of the hottest, most interesting and quirky lots sold at auction over the past two months.
Hammer Highlights – April & May 2014
Values are per bottle and include buyer’s premium
Best Value Import
2011 J. RIEHL Gewurztraminer, Alsace - $7 sold in an unreserved auction
The Biggest Mover
1974 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz - $198 previous average price - $99, spike in price due to significant birth year.
Most Expensive Australian Wine & Oldest Wine
1951 Penfolds Bin 1 Grange Shiraz, South Australia -$46,600
Langton’s Classification Hot Performer
1986 WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra ( Imperial) $1,398 this equates to $174 per bottle – current auction average bottle price is $93
Most Expensive Import
DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE-CONTI, Romanee-Conti (magnum) - $19,805
Best Value Aussie
2011 DAVID HOOK WINES Reserve Barbera, Central Ranges - $13 a top winemaker making an interesting varietal
The Left-Field Purchase
NV Hennessy Ellipse Cognac Baccarat Crystal Decanter - $6,407
1959 Lindemans Bin 1590 Shiraz - $1,071 a great buy for a wine with immense historical relevance as previous price -$2,645
1990 MOET & CHANDON Cuvee Dom Perignon Brut, Champagne (Magnum) -$815; bids started for this champagne at $1 in an unreserved auction.