Hart Davis Hart to Host Third Annual Bordeaux-Only Auction

. October 15, 2016

(Chicago, IL)-HDH is excited to announce its third annual Bordeaux-only auction, A Celebration of Bordeaux, to be held on November 4th and 5th. The auction is comprised of 1,975 lots across 58 vintages and is estimated to garner $4.3-6.5 Million. In addition to a vast array of selections from private cellars, the sale will feature direct consignments from five of Bordeaux’s most renowned producers. A Celebration of Bordeaux is the largest Bordeaux-only auction in the world. This unique sale highlights the winemaking, innovation, and commitment to quality that we’ve seen in Bordeaux in recent years.

Hart Davis HartFriday’s session will include the impressive array of château-direct consignments. Among the offerings are 30 lots of Château Mouton Rothschild (est. $169,600-250,400), 45 lots of Pichon-Longueville, Lalande (est. $56,850-86,0000), and 20 lots of Léoville Las Cases (est. $51,800-77,600). HDH is honored to offer these collections; the lots have truly unbeatable provenance and pristine conditions.

Alongside the best of Bordeaux’s producers, HDH is proud to offer wines from some of the finest private Bordeaux collections in the world. Eminent among these is “A Cellar of Legendary Wines with Important Provenance” (lots 1221-1366). This impeccable offering showcases some of the most legendary wines of Bordeaux, including 6 magnums of 1982 Château Lafleur (est. $40,000-60,000), 12 bottles of 1961 Château Latour (est. $32,000-48,000) and 6 bottles of 1961 Château Pétrus (est. $32,000-48,000) among other rarities. Also of note is “An Exceptional Sea Island Collection” (lots 217-348) which spans three decades featuring full cases of top vintages from all five first growths, many of which are in original wood. New installments from The Fox Cellar and The Josue V. Harari Collection are also not to be missed.

Highlights of the sale include:
• Wines from more than 130 châteaux
• 58 vintages represented dating from 1928 including historic vintages such as 1928, 1945, 1949, 1959, 1961, and 1982, among others
– 108 lots from the 1982 vintage (estimated at $411,000-611,000)
– 236 lots from the 2000 vintage (estimated at $503,000-750,000)
– 212 lots from the 2005 vintage (estimated at $390,000-583,000)
• 502 lots of First Growth Red Bordeaux (estimated at $1.8-2.7M), spanning 54 vintages
• 55 lots of Pétrus, spanning 33 vintages (estimated at $409,000-608,000)
• 112 lots with wines of double magnum size or greater

In conjunction with the sale, HDH will host our annual Comparative Bordeaux tasting on November 3rd. This year’s event will focus on the much-lauded 1989 and 1990 vintages of 20 top Châteaux including La Mission Haut-Brion, Cheval Blanc, and all five First Growths.

HDH’s Bordeaux sale has been designed to highlight the finest available wines in terms of both quality and provenance. We happily invite drinkers, connoisseurs, collectors, and investors to join us in the auction room to bid on these phenomenal wines while sampling Bordelais-inspired cuisine prepared by Anthony Martin, TRU’s award-winning chef. If you are unable to attend the sale in person, we encourage you to submit absentee bids or participate in real time by using our state-of-the-art mobile app or our auction website, auction.hdhwine.com.

Hart Davis Hart’s auctions take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, TRU, located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago. Our November auction will begin promptly at 8:30am (CT) on Friday, November 4 and 8:30am (CT) on Saturday, November 5. Attendance at Hart Davis Hart sales is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Sam Luchsinger at 312.854.0096 or by emailing info@hdhwine.com.

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.

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