Hammer Highlights April & May

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

Big Surprise

1959 Lindemans Bin 1590 Shiraz - $1,071 a great buy for a wine with immense historical relevance as previous price -$2,645

Hotly Contested

1990 MOET & CHANDON Cuvee Dom Perignon Brut, Champagne (Magnum) -$815; bids started for this champagne at $1 in an unreserved auction.

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