Hart Davis Hart May Auction Offers Magnificent Collections of Mature First Growth Bordeaux and Rare Burgundy Over Two Days

. April 12, 2011 . 0 Comments

Includes over one hundred full cases of First Growth Bordeaux from the great modern vintages, nearly all in original wood, and a vast offering of Château Pétrus

(Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. today announced the highlights of their upcoming auction of Finest and Rarest Wines, which will take place on May 6th and 7th at award-winning restaurant Tru, located at 676 North St. Clair Street in Chicago. The impressive two-day sale will feature several private cellars from the Eastern Seaboard and multiple collections from the Midwest and West Coast, including a magnificent collection of First Growth Bordeaux, large-format bottlings and an exciting range of wines from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Full-case Bordeaux from top vintages 1982, 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2005 are featured throughout the sale. There will be 81 lots of DRC on the block, including the 1997, 1998 and 2001-2005 vintages from the famous Romanée-Conti vineyard. Collectors of California wine will have a bounty to choose from, including a complete library of Screaming Eagle from the debut 1992 vintage through 2007. The pre-sale auction estimate is $4.4-$6.6 million and the sale will begin promptly at 9:00am on both days.

Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. Pre-registration for the auction and reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) can be made by contacting Gwen Brooks at 312.854.0096 or via email at gbrooks@hdhwine.com.

In conjunction with the auction, Hart Davis Hart will host a unique walk-around tasting of the exceptional wines of Château de Beaucastel, to be held on Thursday, May 5th, at The Bristol (2152 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL). Among the wines offered will be ten different Châteauneuf-du-Pape selections, including two vintages of the legendary Hommage à Jacques Perrin. The tasting will feature the locally-sourced and seasonal cuisine of Chef Chris Pandel and will begin at 7:00pm. The cost is $195 per person.

Highlights of the May 6th & 7th Auction Include:
1982 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (owc) (est. $42000-65000)
2000 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (2 owc) (est. $35000-55000)
2005 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (2 owc) (est. $30000-45000)
1990 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (owc) (est. $28000-42000)
1990 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (est. $28000-42000)
2005 Romanée-Conti Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $28000-42000)
2000 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $24000-35000)
1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (7 bs) (est. $22000-32000)
2000 Château Lafite Rothschild (10 bs) (est. $20000-30000)
1986 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $18000-28000)
2001 Château Le Pin (12 bs) (est. $15000-22000)
2002 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (12 bs) (4 owc) (est. $14000-20000)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top 30 lots in the auction will be available for viewing on www.hdhwine.com beginning Thursday, April 14th, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

Upcoming Auction Calendar
May 6 & 7, 2011
June 25, 2011
September 17, 2011
October 29. 2011

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 online bidding 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, msmoler@hdhwine.com or visit hdhwine.com.

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