Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. to Hold Two-Day Auction at TRU Restaurant in Chicago on September 19 & 20

. August 26, 2014

Featuring an Astounding Range of Finest Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhône Wines, a Library of Harlan and Rare Whiskies All from Scrupulous Collectors

(Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the largest U.S. wine auction house and renowned retailer, will open its fall season with an exciting auction of finest and rarest wines on September 19th and 20th at Chicago’s award-winning TRU Restaurant. This stellar two-day sale includes 2452 lots, and is estimated to fetch $4.3 – $6.5 million.

Hart Davis HartMany of this auction’s offerings come from collectors who have longstanding relationships with HDH, and our staff can attest to the caliber and excellent condition of their cellars. This sale will feature a particularly impressive range of red and white Burgundy from noteworthy collectors with impeccable taste and knowledge of the Côte d’Or. Burgundy aficionados will delight in the offer of over 85 lots of DRC (including 8 assortments), more than 70 lots each of Leroy and Rousseau, and many more from Vogüé, Mugnier, Dugat, Leflaive and other top Burgundian winemakers. In total, over 800 lots of red Burgundy and almost 300 of white are estimated to bring in $2.2 – $3.4 million.

Collectors interested in other Old World gems will find an abundance of wines from Bordeaux, the Rhône Valley, Alsace, and Champagne as well as from Italy and Spain. Highlights include three magnums of 1990 Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape (est. $5,500-$8,500), 10 bottles of 1982 Pétrus (est. $28,000-$42,000), an imperial of 2004 Ornellaia (est. $4,800-$7,500), and two cases of 1990 Hermitage, La Chapelle from Jaboulet Aîné (each est. $4,200-$6,500).The sale will also present a second installment of extraordinary German wines from the Dr. Landy Bonelli Collection. The wines of Schloss Johannisberger, Egon Müller, Prüm and Kloster Eberbach all appear in this astounding collection, many of which were purchased directly from the Trier & Kloster Eberbach auctions.

California collectors will happily find plenty of New World wines in the September sale. In addition to an array from such sought-after producers as Screaming Eagle, Bryant, Hundred Acre, and Sine Qua Non, the sale also features a beautiful library of Harlan spanning 15 vintages in both bottle and magnum formats. Spirit collectors will be equally thrilled by the sale’s extensive offering of whiskies from around the globe. Rarest offerings include a bottle of The Macallan 50 Year Old Scotch Whisky (est. $12,000-$18,000) and two bottles (of only 1200 produced) of Van Winkle 23yr Family Selection, Unfiltered Bourbon in Glencairn Crystal decanters (each est. $3,200-$4,800).

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago for what promises to be a noteworthy auction. The auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, TRU, beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. (CT) on Friday, September 19 & Saturday, September 20, 2014. TRU is located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago, just one block East of Michigan Avenue. Attendance at the sale is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Hart Davis Hart at 312.854.0096 or emailing info@hdhwine.com.

Highlights of the September 19th & 20th Auction:
1999 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs) (est. $30,000-45,000)
1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $26,000-38,000)
1982 Château Pétrus (10 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000)
2010 Château Le Pin (6 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000)
1996 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau (12 bs) (est. $14,000-20,000)
1999 Musigny, Vieilles Vignes, Comte Georges de Vogüé (12 bs) (est. $7,500-11,000)
1990 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château Rayas (3 mags) (est. $5,500-8,500)
2004 Masseto, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (1 imp (6L)) (est. $4,800-7,500)
1990 Hermitage, La Chapelle, Paul Jaboulet Aîné (12 bs) (est. $4,200-6,500)
1989 Riesling, Clos Ste. Hune, VT, Hors Choix, Trimbach (12 bs) (est. $3,500-5,500)
1959 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling TBA, auction, Joh. Jos. Prüm (1 700ml b) (est. $3,200-4,800)

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, August 28th, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

Upcoming Auction Calendar
November 1, 2014
December 6, 2014
February 7, 2015

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 provide unrivaled expertise and personalized service to collectors and the wine trade, and offer a broad range of options for buying and selling wine.

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. They have been the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. since 2012. 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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