Hart Davis Hart to Auction a Magnificent Selection of Mature Bordeaux, Rare Burgundy and Classic California Wines on January 30th at Tru Restaurant

Auction Featuring Deep Offerings of Domaine de La Romanée-Conti

(January 7, 2010 – Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the internationally renowned wine auction house and retailer, will hold an auction of Finest and Rarest wines on January 30th at award-winning restaurant Tru, located at 676 North St. Clair Street in Chicago. The auction, which includes over 1000 lots, is estimated to fetch $2-3 million and will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

hart-davis-hart-wine.jpgThe sale will feature an impressive 79 lots of Burgundy from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti including a pristine case of 1990 La Tâche that was strapped prior to inspection by HDH, as well as 12 lots of DRC Montrachet, regarded by many to be the finest of all white wines.

Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at Tru during the auction ($75) should be made by contacting Maria Elgass at 312.573.5597; [email protected]

The eight auctions held by Hart Davis Hart in 2009 at Tru restaurant in Chicago brought $24,008,542. The firm achieved by far the highest sell-through rate in the industry at 99.85%. HDH held three single-owner auctions in 2009 totaling $9,134,939, all of which were 100% sold.

Highlights from the January 30th Auction Include:

Lot 492: 1990 La Tâche Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs owc) (Est. $28000-42000)

Lot 19: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs owc) (Est. $24000-35000)

Lot 456: 1982 Château Pétrus (6 mags owc) (Est. $24000-35000)

Lot 463: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (6 mags) (Est. $24000-35000)

Lot 290: 1993 Romanée-Conti (7 bs) (Est. $22000-32000)

Lot 23: 1982 Château Pétrus (9 bs) (Est. $18000-28000)

Lot 289: 1991 Romanée-Conti (5 bs) (Est. $18000-28000)

Lot 705: 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs owc) (Est. $17000-26000)

Lot 706: Mixed Case, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: 1999 La Tâche (3 bs); 1999 Romanée-Conti (1 b); 1999 Richebourg (2 bs); 1999 Grands-Echézeaux (2 bs); 1999 Romanée-St.-Vivant (Est. $17000-26000)

Lot 816: 2000 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs owc) (Est. $14000-20000)

2010 Auction Calendar
March 20
May 8
June 26
September 11
October 30
December 11

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.

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.

Hart Davis Hart core services:
• Traditional Live Auctions
• Private Retail Services
• Online Sales
• Consultation

For more information on Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. or to arrange
a media visit, please contact Marc Smoler at 312.482.9766, [email protected] or visit hdhwine.com

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