LANGTONS and DANNY YOUNIS undertake their greatest auction in history with Australia’s largest-ever collection of Rousseau already under the hammer

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Australia’s leading luxury fine wine destination, has begun to host the upcoming online auction series, “The Danny Younis Collection.” This once-in-lifetime opportunity will provide local and global bidders access to Australia’s most remarkable collection of highly desired, rare fine wines from across the world. 

This a rare opportunity to exclusively expand your wine palette to the world’s most sought-over fine wines. The auction will be available exclusively online at langtons.com.au/auctions, unlocking accessibility to global wine enthusiasts and collectors. An unparalleled assortment of Burgundy, Bordeaux & Sauternes, Rousseau, DRC, Vintage Madeira, Champagne, and more will be available throughout the eight-auction series. With a particular emphasis on Burgundy, Danny’s collection endeavours unsurpassable selections of reputable producers, involving Rolodex, Armand Rousseau, Domaine de la Romaneée-Conti, Dujac, Mugnier, Raveneau, Roumier, and lastly, Comte Georges de Vogüé. 

LANGTONS Auctions & Secondary Market team, led by Michael Anderson, has gone above and beyond to deliver the biggest auction in LANGTONS history, depicting the culmination of Danny Younis’s lifelong mission of collating the world’s most outstanding fine wines. 

“Collections this high-end don’t simply happen. They come about from a level of knowledge and understanding of the industry and its stars (both rising and established). The collection is a who’s who of top styles and cuvées from the world’s rarest producers. 

“If you are a fine wine fanatic, as Danny clearly is, you will appreciate the gravity of what is being presented here. No wine lover should miss this opportunity as it may never present itself again.” 

- Michael Anderson, LANGTONS Head of Auctions

“Bordeaux will always remain my No. 1 love. At one stage I had over a thousand bottles of Rousseau. I've been emotionally attached to all of my wines and can indeed remember where each and every one of them was bought from. Provence is everything. If you're a Burgundy collector, the wines of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti are really your holy grail. The reality is I'm never going to drink the amount of wines that I currently have and believe now is the time.” 

- Danny Younis, Fine Wine Collector 

Over 5000 wines ardently collected by Mr Younis will go under the hammer over eight successive auctions spanning nine weeks. It has an astonishing portfolio of Grand Cru Burgundy, Classified Bordeaux and Australian wines, prestige Champagnes, and a discerning selection of highly sought-after rarities. The timeline is as follows: 

Australia and New Zealand (1,000 bottles) ending on 12th Sept 

Champagne (397 bottles) ending on 12th Sept 

Bordeaux & Sauternes (600 bottles) ending on 19th Sept 

Burgundy (Red 1,300 bottles, White 362 bottles) ending on 19th Sept 

International Treasures (500 bottles) 12th Sept - 26th Sept 

DRC (240 bottles) 12th Sept - 26th Sept 

Auctions have already taken place including the largest Rousseau action ever held in Australia. Rousseau landed well over $1m under hammer, clearing over 85% of all wines in auction with a record number of bidders.

Sale highlights include DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU GRAND CRU, CHAMBERTIN 2009 (Magnum) Selling for $14,424 ($4,424 over reserve), DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU, CHAMBERTIN-CLOS DE BEZE 2016 selling for $4,878 ($1,678 over reserve) and DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DES RUCHOTTES MONOPOLE, RUCHOTTES-CHAMBERTIN 2005 selling for $1,558. 

In the category of Italian wines there was also record number of bidders with a clearance rate of over 75 percent. 

The most sought after lots were Conterno's Monfortino Barolo (of which 90%+ of Monfortino sold), Giacosa Barolo, Masseto (all of which sold for double reserve price), Quintarelli and Sassicaia. 

The benchmark has been set unbelievably high, with each meticulously curated fine wine bottle being stored in pristine conditions and flawlessly wrapped to preserve standards and ensure future owners consistently receive near-perfect collectibles. 

The Danny Younis Collection Details: 

Auction Format: Single Vendor Collection 

Where: Online via langtons.com.au/auctions 

Auction Timeline: The auction will be broken up into 8 auctions, as detailed below 

  • Rousseau (650 bottles) 22nd August - 3rd Sept 
  • Italy (500 bottles) 22nd August - 3rd Sept 
  • Australia and New Zealand (1,000 bottles) 29th August - 12th Sept 
  • Champagne (397 bottles) 29th August - 12th Sept 
  • Bordeaux & Sauternes (600 bottles) 5th Sept - 19th Sept 
  • Burgundy (Red 1,300 bottles, White 362 bottles) 5th Sept - 19th Sept 
  • International Treasures (500 bottles) 12th Sept - 26th Sept 
  • DRC (240 bottles) 12th Sept - 26th Sept


Since 1988, LANGTONS has been home to extraordinary fine wine. Beginning as a specialist wine auction house, LANGTONS has since established itself as Australia’s premier luxury fine wine destination. Representing the most engaged and affluent wine collectors in Australia, LANGTONS unites those with a passion for fine wine and impeccable taste to enjoy the pleasures of the finest luxury brands, unrivalled experiences, moments and services; enhanced by the expertise of the LANGTONS team. To shop at LANGTONS is to enjoy an experience like no other. LANGTONS is a unique business model of online retail, auctions, events and client services.