Hart Davis Hart to Host Fourth Annual Bordeaux-Only Auction

. October 12, 2017

Featuring a Full Barrel of 2016 Château Montrose Along with Gems from Top Bordeaux Estates

(Chicago, IL)-Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is excited to announce its fourth annual Bordeaux-only auction, A Celebration of Bordeaux, to be held on November 3rd and 4th. The auction is comprised of 1,480 lots across 47 vintages and is estimated to garner $3.7-5.6 Million. In addition to a vast array of selections from private cellars, the sale will feature consignments direct from Léoville Las Cases and Montrose. HDH’s Celebration of Bordeaux is the largest Bordeaux-only auction in the world. Each year, this unique sale showcases the winemaking, innovation, and commitment to quality that we’ve seen in Bordeaux in recent years.

The November auction will include selections from some of the finest private Bordeaux collections in the world. Eminent among these is an offering of wines from the cellar of Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher, Huston Street (lots 214-500). ThisThis impeccable offering showcases several legendary wines of Bordeaux, including full cases of 2010 Château Latour (est. $9,000-14,000), 1990 Château Margaux (est. $8,000-12,000) and 2009 Château Lafite Rothschild (est. $6,000-9,000) among other rarities. Also of note is “Classic Bordeaux from a Chicago Cellar” (lots 741-873) as well as “Magnificent Bordeaux from an East Coast Collector,” both of which span multiple decades and feature full cases and large format bottlings of first growths from classic vintages. A new installment from the legendary Fox Cellar (lots 1-83) is also not to be missed.

Alongside these fine consignments, HDH is proud to offer two Châteaux-direct offerings. Bidders will have the unique opportunity to buy a full barrel, equivalent of 25 cases of wine, of the exquisite 2016 Château Montrose, which will be bottled in the winner’s desired combination of formats, from half-bottle (375ml) to Primat (27L). Château Montrose CEO Hervé Berland will also “deliver” the wine by coming to the home of the winning bidder to host a special tasting of Château Montrose. Many other pristine lots from Montrose’s cellar will also be available (lots 953-974). A consignment from Château Léoville Las Cases (lots 191-202) will include a very rare, limited edition case of single varietal bottlings from the 1986 vintage. Only 80 of these cases will be released worldwide, making this a coveted chance to obtain one of the greatest Léoville Las Cases ever made, in its component parts.

Highlights of the sale include:
• Wines from more than 100 châteaux
• 47 vintages represented dating from 1926 including historic vintages such as 1926, 1959, 1961, 1970, 1982 and 1989
– 73 lots from the 1982 vintage (estimated at $283,730-422,180)
– 223 lots from the 2000 vintage (estimated at $813,310-1.2 Million)
– 174 lots from the 2005 vintage (estimated at $368,090-549,250)
• 392 lots of First Growth Red Bordeaux (estimated at $1.7-2.6 Million)
• 40 lots of Pétrus (estimated at $401,000-594,500)
• 178 lots with wines of double magnum size or greater

Several special events will be held in conjunction with the auction. First Léoville Las Cases’s Managing Director, Pierre Graffeuille, will join HDH on Tuesday, October 17th at Les Nomades for a special dinner showcasing several of the best vintages from this esteemed Château. On Thursday, November 2nd HDH will hold its Annual Bordeaux Tasting at the Peninsula, featuring more than thirty wines to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the great 1982 vintage. Finally, on Friday, November 3rd, Château Montrose CEO, Hervé Berland, will be hosting an intimate dinner featuring an incredible lineup of Montrose at HDH’s new live-auction home, Spiaggia.

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 award winning kitchen of Spiaggia. 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, Spiaggia, located at 980 N. Michigan Ave, 2nd floor, in Chicago. Our November auction will begin promptly at 9:30am (CT) on Friday, November 3 and 9:30am (CT) on Saturday, November 4. Attendance at Hart Davis Hart sales is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at Spiaggia during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Sam Luchsinger at 312.854.0096 or by emailing info@hdhwine.com.

For more information on Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. or to arrange a media visit, please contact Chelsea Ball at 312.667.1161, cball@hdhwine.com or visit hdhwine.com

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