Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. to Hold Auction of Remarkable Private Collections at Tru Restaurant in Chicago May 16th

| April 14, 2009

Sale Features First Growth Bordeaux, DRC, Screaming Eagle Vega Sicilia Unico

Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. will host an exceptional wine auction on Saturday, December 6th at 9:00 a.m at Tru restaurant.

hart-davis-hart-wine.jpgThe sale will offer 938 lots of the world’s finest and rarest wines, including an exciting selection of Bordeaux from the heralded 1982, 1990 and 2000 vintages. Consignments feature such wines as Château Pétrus, Screaming Eagle, Château Haut-Brion, and Château Lafite Rothschild as well as a large selection of Burgundy from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Ponsot and Comte Georges de Vogüé.

The sale is estimated at $1.4 to $2.1 million. “One of the greatest features of the upcoming auction is the diversity of offerings,” notes Michael Davis. “In addition to a treasure trove of top Bordeaux, other exciting lots include a full case of the legendary Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard 1974 and a Methuselah of La Tache 1990 that was acquired by the current owner in 1993 and cellared perfectly since. There’s clearly something for collectors of every category.”

Highlights from the May 16th Auction with estimated prices Include:

1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) $14000-20000

1990 Echézeaux, Henri Jayer for Georges Jayer (12 bs) $6500-9500

1989 Château Pétrus (12 bs) $16000-24000

1990 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
(1 Methuselah (6L)) $16000-24000

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical,
1992, 1993, 1994 (3 bs) $6000-9000

The live auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant Tru, beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. (CST) on May 16th. Tru is located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago. Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at Tru during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Maria Elgass at 312.573.5597

Bidding Information
Auction catalogs are available through the website or by calling Hart Davis Hart (hdhwine.com ; 312.482.9996.) The expanded website allows bidders to view and search the auction catalog and place absentee bids online.

Hart Davis Hart’s state-of-the-art technology allows bidders worldwide to participate in the Chicago-based live auctions via the Internet. Bidders can follow the auction in the salesroom, hear the live auction, and bid against the room, all in real-time. More details about the technology can be found at www.hdhwine.com .

Bidders are encouraged to attend the auction in person, but Hart Davis Hart welcomes bids by phone, fax, through the website, and via the live-bid technology. For more information, contact Hart Davis Hart at 312.482.9996 or go to hdhwine.com .

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About Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.
Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is both a dynamic retailer and an internationally prominent wine auction house, occupying a unique position in the rare wine market. We offer collectors and restaurateurs a broad range of options for buying and selling wines, providing unrivaled expertise and personalized service.

Founded in October 2004, Hart Davis Hart represents the alliance of three highly-respected industry leaders: John Hart, Michael Davis, and Paul Hart, with a combined experience of nearly 90 years in the rare wine business. John Hart, a renowned expert, has been a leader in the rare wine retail business for over three decades. With extensive careers at Christie’s, Davis & Company, and Sotheby’s, Michael Davis and Paul Hart are the most experienced wine auctioneers in America.

Hart Davis Hart has emerged as one of the most innovative and trusted sources for rare wines in America, with over 150 years of combined experience in the specialized field of fine and rare wines. No other firm can approach their level of expertise, network of relationships, or dedication to service.

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