Fine & Rare Wines

Tuesday 23 October 6pm

Auction Information

Our penultimate live auction of 2018 brings us bounding into spring with great value buying across the range.

The live auction will run from the earlier time of 6:00pm on Tuesday evening commencing with a fine selection of back vintages of the NZ classics Church Road Tom, Stonyridge Larose, Craggy Range Le Sol & Te Mata Coleraine.

We also have a large range of incredibly affordable New Zealand & Australian pre-aged quaffing whites and reds, many with no reserves. The Australian reds in this auction represent part of a large single-owner collection from an Australian hotel’s temperature-controlled cellar, more recently stored in a cellar in Remuera.

A small but exquisite Champagne collection features the prestige bottlings of several of the great Champagne houses: 1975 Veuve Clicquot Grande Dame (cover image), 1979 Pol Roger Winston Churchill (2 lots), the very rare 1983 Roederer Cristal Rose, 1988 Krug and 1998 & 1999 Dom Perignon.

Burgundy is well represented by my personal selection of a fellow Wine Diploma student and keen collector’s single-owner cellar that have been extremely well kept in professional storage facilities. This collection includes Armand Rousseau wines with estimates below $1,000/bottle… a rarity these days.

Grand and Premier Cru Chablis from Dauvissat make their first appearance at auction in 2018.  Along with François Raveneau, Dauvissat is unquestionably Chablis’ greatest producer, owning some of the oldest and best vineyards.

The real star of the evening has to be Bordeaux with 40% of the lots in the auction from it’s hollowed Chateaux.  This has resulted in the widest selection of 95-100 Point Parker wines and every first growth will be under the hammer.  Included are four 100-point Robert Parker wines: 1986 Ch Lafite Rothschild, 2005 Ch Haut Brion, 2009 Ch Haut Brion and 2005 Ch Angelus. In addition we have 1996 & 2001 Ch Petrus, 1986 & 2005 Ch Cheval Blanc, 1995 & 2001 Ch Latour. These bottles are immaculate and from a very good home.

The affordability of some of the Bordeaux is unheard of; with estimates on some lots below $20, these wines were from a restaurant in Napier, ‘Pickwicks’, that was closed in 1987. In 1985 they won Best Wine List in the region at the Listener Montana Best Restaurant Awards.

You are invited to attend at our new home or alternatively you can follow & bid on the live stream online.  In advance of the auction you may enter your absentee bids online. Please do spread the word, bring friends and, as always, feel free to contact me for my recommendations ahead of auction night. On behalf of all the Webb’s team, we look forward to seeing you for a fantastic auction event.

We are always interested in any wine you may wish to sell at auction. Contact our friendly team to discuss and for a complimentary appraisal.


Marcus Atkinson
Fine & Rare Wines Specialist

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