Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Announces $5.7-$8.5 Million Two-Day Auction Featuring Incredible Private Collections on June 27th and 28th in Chicago

. June 5, 2014

Largest Sale in the US in 2014 Featuring Unique Offerings from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italy, Germany and America

(Chicago, IL) – With just under 3,000 lots available, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is excited to announce the largest offering in the company’s history. The sale, which will occur on June 27th and 28th at Chicago’s TRU restaurant, is estimated to garner between $5.7M and $8.5M in total. This exceptional two-day event will feature an astounding collection of treasures from France, Italy, Germany and America, and includes more than 100 lots of Château Mouton Rothschild, 400 lots of Red Burgundy and 90 lots of Italian Reds from Bruno Giacosa.

Hart Davis HartThis sale is highlighted by the inclusion of four world-class collections. The event will feature an additional installment from The Fox Cellar, top vintages of First Growth Bordeaux from The Estate of Thomas E. Bentley, an array of impressive wines from The Nelson-Lo Collection, and the esteemed collection of German wines from Dr. Landy Bonelli.

The auction will open with 178 lots from The Fox Cellar, which will contribute to well over $20M that HDH has sold to date from this collection. The lots in this offering include an impressive selection of old Bordeaux, with multiple vintages from Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Mouton Rothschild. The offering is highlighted by 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild in half bottles, bottles and double magnums. Lots 8 and 9 will each feature 3 double-magnums for an estimated $26,000-$38,000.

The Estate of Thomas E. Bentley (lots 179-286) will consist of more than 100 lots of legendary Bordeaux vintages from Châteaux Haut-Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild and Margaux. The offering will include five full-case lots of 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (est. $26,000-$38,000). The collection also offers some unique verticals of Bordeaux dating back to the mid-1960s and mature Champagne, including a full case of 1982 Dom Pérignon Brut (est. $2,600-$3,800).

The Nelson-Lo Collection (lots 1496-2169), which will open the Saturday session, features a choice selection of wines from the world’s leading wine regions. Purchased by Stephen Nelson and Vincci Lo, two knowledgeable collectors and longtime friends of HDH, these wines have been stored in commercial facilities in the United Kingdom. Some highlights in this diverse group include a case of 1997 Musigny, Domaine Leroy (est. $12,000-$18,000), a case of 1990 Côte Rôtie, Côte Brune, Cuvée Reservée, Marius Gentaz-Dervieux (est. $10,000-$15,000) and a case of 1975 Château d’Yquem (est. $6,000-$9,000).

For German Riesling enthusiasts, The Dr. Landy Bonelli Collection (lots 2588-2646) will feature more than 50 lots of extremely rare wines from Egon Müller, Fritz Haag, Joh. Jos. Prüm and Schloss Johannisberg. The history of this cellar dates back more than 35 years and includes wine dating back to the 1930s. Some notable lots include a single bottle of 1937 Bodenheimer Silberberg Riesling TBA, Naturwein, Oberstleutnant Liebrecht (est. $2,000-$3,000) and 1959 Avelsbacher Hammerstein Riesling TBA, #203, Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Trier (est. $2,000-$3,000).
As part of the weekend, Hart Davis Hart will host a special dinner on June 27th at Spiaggia in Chicago. The dinner will feature wines from Bruno Giacosa from the 1970s, ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s. Reservations for this event and for the auction at TRU can be made by calling 312.854.0096 or emailing events@hdhwine.com.

Highlights of the June 27th & 28th Auction:
Lots 7, 192-196: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $26,000-38,000)
Lots 8, 9: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (3 dbl-mags (3L)) (est. $26,000-38,000)
Lot 2414: 2001 Romanée-Conti, DRC (3 bs) (owc) (est. $24,000-35,000)
Lot 2415: 1982 Château Pétrus (9 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 2422: 1959 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $2,0000-3,0000)
Lot 981: 2009 Romanée-Conti, DRC (2 bs) (est. $18,000-28,000)
Lot 2421: 1959 Château Lafite Rothschild (10 bs) (est. $17,000-26,000)
Lot 81: 2005 Château Cheval Blanc (1 mel (18L)) (owc) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 828: 1982 Château Pétrus (6 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 2180: 1982 Château Latour (12 bs) (owc) (est. $15,000-22,000)

Top Italian Lots
Lot 342: 1989 Barolo Riserva, Collina Rionda, Bruno Giacosa (6 bs) (est. $9,000-14,000)
Lot 343: 1989 Barolo Riserva, Falletto, Bruno Giacosa (12 bs) (est. $6,500-9,500)
Lot 341: 1989 Barbaresco Riserva, Santo Stefano, Bruno Giacosa (10 bs) (est. $6,000-9,000)
Lot 339: 1986 Barolo Riserva, Falletto, Bruno Giacosa (12 bs) (owc) (est. $5,000-7,500)
Lot 350: 1996 Barolo Riserva, Falletto, Bruno Giacosa (6 mags) (est. $4,200-6,500)

Top German Lots
Lot 2596: 1990 Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese, Goldkapsel, #34, auction, Egon Müller – Scharzhof (6 bs) (est. $3,000-4,500)
Lot 2630: 1959 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling TBA, Naturrein, Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium (3 700ml bs) (est. $3,000-4,500)
Lot 408: 1971 Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese, #48, Egon Müller – Scharzhof (5 bs) (est. $2,400-3,500)
Lot 410: 1969 Scharzhofberger, Egon Müller – Scharzhof: Riesling Spätlese, #38 (10 bs); Riesling Spätlese, #11 (2 bs) (est. $2,400-3,500)
Lot 2592: 1982 Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese, #30, auction, Egon Müller – Scharzhof (6 bs) (est. $2,400-3,500)
Lot 2590: 1979 Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese, Goldkapsel, #31, auction, Egon Müller – Scharzhof (6 bs) (est. $2,200-3,200)

Top Burgundy Lots
Lot 2414: 2001 Romanée-Conti, DRC (3 bs) (owc) (est. $24,000-35,000)
Lot 981: 2009 Romanée-Conti, DRC (2 bs) (est. $18,000-28,000)
Lot 1737: 1997 Musigny, Domaine Leroy (6 bs) (owc) (est. $12,000-18,000)
Lot 555: 2006 Romanée-St.-Vivant, Domaine Leroy (12 bs) (owc) (est. $12,000-18,000)
Lot 521: 2002 La Tâche, DRC (6 bs) (est. $9,500-14,000)
Lot 1184: 2011 La Romanée, Comte Liger-Belair (6 bs) (2 owc) (est. $9,000-14,000)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top lots in the auction will be available for viewing on www.hdhwine.com beginning Thursday, June 5th, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

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