Hart Davis Hart’s A Celebration of Bordeaux Auction Brings in over $5.3 Million with 100% of Lots Sold

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. saw record results at its annual Celebration of Bordeaux auction this weekend with a total of over $5.3 million in sales against a pre-sale estimate of $3.7-5.5 million. Hundreds of bidders from around the globe participated and their aggressive bids drove more than 93% of the 1,461 lots to sell above their midpoint estimates. Bidders clamored over the remarkable treasures in this sale which broke several records including 6 magnums of 2006 Château Pétrus which sold for $28,680 (lot 279, est. $16,000-24,000); 6 bottles of 1986 Château Léoville Las Cases which brought in $4,182 (lot 571, est. $1,600-2,400); and a single double-magnum of 1982 Château Trotanoy which garnered $4,541 (lot 1214, est. $1,900-2,800). These robust results brought Hart Davis Hart’s live auction sales total to an incredible $56.5 million so far in 2018, solidifying their position as the largest wine auction house in the U.S.

The two-day auction featured an astounding array of Bordeaux from more than 115 châteaux spanning 94 vintages. Friday saw the Josue V. Harari Collection (lots 233-282) bring in over $370,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $247,000-377,000. Highlights included two 6-bottle lots of 2000 Château Lafleur which each brought in $8,962 (lots 238-239, est. $5,000-7,500); an imperial of 2006 Château Pétrus which sold for $19,120 (lot 281, est. $12,000-18,000); and an imperial of 2005 Château Montrose which garnered $2,031 (lot 275, est. $1,000-1,500).

On Saturday, HDH offered a selection from The Fox Cellar (lots 775-1,043) which brought in over $555,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $362,000-542,000. Highlights from the collection included two 3-magnum lots of 2010 Château Pétrus which both sold for for $21,510 (lots 781-782, est. $13,000-19,000); two 12-bottle lots of 2015 Vieux Château Certan which both garnered $3,824 (lots 1039-1040, est. $1,500-2,200); and 12 bottles of 2015 Château Palmer which brought in $4,541 (lot 1012, est. $2,400-3,500).

Additionally, 60 lots of Château Pétrus came across the auction block over the weekend, bringing in a total of $918,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $641,000-968,000. Highlights included 12 bottles of 1989 Château Pétrus which sold for $50,190 (lot 44, est. $32,000-48,000); 12 bottles of 1981 Château Pétrus which brought in $20,315 (lot 157, est. $12,000-18,000); and 6 bottles of 2012 Château Pétrus which garnered $13,145 (lot 128, est. $7,500-11,000).

Other impressive highlights included:
109 lots of Château Lafite Rothschild sold for $730,802 (est. $530,349-790,699)
100 lots of Château Mouton Rothschild sold for $586,924 (est. $398,680-597,470)
85 lots of Château Margaux sold for $426,674 (est. $299,200-449,450)
87 lots of Château Latour sold for $378,456 (est. $266,050-398,350)
120 lots from the 1982 vintage sold for $674,374 (est. $483,620-722,200)
99 lots from the 2000 vintage sold for $621,878 (est. $430,210-648,130)
103 lots from the 1989 vintage sold for $502,939 (est. $359,380-538,270)
As the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. for the past six years, HDH has a proven track record of excellence and continues to exceed its competition in terms of market share and sell-through rate. HDH’s next sale will take place on December 14th & 15th and will feature the finest and rarest wines from around the globe. Bidders can participate by joining us in the auction room in Chicago or by utilizing HDH’s groundbreaking online bidding platform and mobile app.

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