Hart Davis Hart Wine Co to Auction the Collections of David S. Utterberg, Johnson Ho, and Josue V. Harari

. January 24, 2019

An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines Including Wines From: The David S. Utterberg Collection
Johnson Ho and The Pantheon Wine Shoppe Collection The Josue V. Harari Collection The Wine Trust Collection

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is thrilled to announce its first live auction of 2018, a remarkable two-day Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines to be held on February 15th & 16th. This sale will set the stage for 2019, with over 2,300 lots on offer and is expected to garner $5.1-7.7 million.

The February auction is studded with exquisite First Growth Bordeaux, irreplaceable Burgundy, noteworthy Italian and far more. The Friday session features The Josue V. Harari Collection (lots 551-581) and The Wine Trust Collection (lots 929-951). The Harari Collection offers an array of large format Bordeaux including magnums, double-magnums and imperials of 2006 Pétrus. The Wine Trust Collection features a selection of top 2008 Burgundy from Maison Olivier Bernstein.

The Saturday session is headlined by two outstanding consignments: The David S. Utterberg Collection (lots 1558-1688) and Johnson Ho & The Pantheon Wine Shoppe Collection (lots 1159-1507).

The David S. Utterberg Collection offers impeccable rare Burgundy, Bordeaux, Italian, Rhône, and more. A true wine lover’s collection, Mr. Utterberg acquired only wines he loved, with the intention of drinking them one day. All wines were purchased from top retailers and select Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctions in the ‘80s and ‘90s, with many original purchase receipts. These wines, which boast perfect provenance and meticulous records, have not moved for over two decades. Highlights include 12 bottles of 1982 Barolo Riserva, Collina Rionda, Bruno Giacosa (lot 1683, est. $35,000-55,000); 12 bottles of 1985 Clos de la Roche, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Ponsot (lot 1615, est. $55,000-85,000); 5 bottles of 1985 Côte Rôtie, Côte Brune, Cuvée Reservée, Marius Gentaz-Dervieux (lot 1647, est. $11,000-17,000); 12 bottles of 1989 Château Haut-Brion (lot 1586, est. $16,000-24,000); and 12 bottles of 1990 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (lot 1603, est. $55,000-85,000). This is a truly incredible collection – don’t miss out!

Johnson Ho & The Pantheon Wine Shoppe Collection represents the best of Mr. Ho’s extensive and broad inventory. For over four decades, Mr. Ho has worked in the fine wine industry, procuring some of the finest bottles available. Highlights include four full cases of 2005 Château Mouton Rothschild (lots 1172-1175, est. $5,000-7,500); 1 bottle of 2005 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (lot 1356, est. $14,000-20,000); 6 bottles of 2010 Château Pétrus (lot 1211, est. $14,000-20,000); and 4 magnums of 2011 Masseto, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (lot 1451, est. $2,800-4,200). All wines have perfect provenance and have been stored in ideal temperature and humidity condition. HDH is delighted to have been selected to represent this special collection.

Additional highlights include:
94 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (est. $630,000-948,000)
48 lots of Domaine Leroy (est. $167,000-249,000)
71 lots of Georges Roumier (est. $167,000-249,000)
28 lots of Château Pétrus (est. $340,000-518,000)
35 lots of Château Haut-Brion (est. $167,000-252,000)
8 lots of Bruno Giacosa (est. $67,000-102,000)
25 lots of Screaming Eagle (est. $121,000-182,000)
37 lots of Opus One (est. $54,000-80,000)

As always, Hart Davis Hart is committed to offering well-stored, carefully inspected wines. Don’t miss the opportunity to join Hart Davis Hart for this spectacular two-day sale. HDH happily invites connoisseurs, collectors, and investors to join them in the auction room to bid on these phenomenal wines. If you are unable to attend the sale in person, HDH encourages you to submit absentee bids or participate in real time by using their state-of-the-art mobile app or auction website, auction.hdhwine.com.
Highlights of February Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines
Lots 52, 871, 1586, 1880: 1989 Château Haut-Brion (12 bs) (est. $16,000-24,000)
Lot 105: 1974 Heitz Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Martha’s Vineyard (6 bs) (est. $7,000-10,000)
Lot 299: 1996 Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Armand Rousseau (6 bs) (est. $12,000-18,000)
Lot 411: 2008 Bonnes-Mares, Domaine d’Auvenay (Leroy) (10 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 412: 2008 Mazis-Chambertin, Domaine d’Auvenay (Leroy) (10 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 468: 2013 Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $13,000-19,000)
Lots 576, 577: 2006 Château Pétrus (1 imp (6L)) (est. $13,000-19,000)
Lot 614: 1997 Harlan Estate Red Wine (5 bs) (est. $3,800-5,500)
Lot 629: 2000 Château Lafite Rothschild (3 dbl-mags (3L)) (est. $12,000-18,000)
Lots 641, 1782: 1982 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (est. $35,000-55,000)
Lots 1172-1175: 2005 Château Mouton Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $5,000-7,500)
Lot 1211: 2010 Château Pétrus (6 bs) (est. $14,000-20,000)
Lot 1356: 2005 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 b) (est. $14,000-20,000)
Lot 1451: 2011 Masseto, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (4 mags) (est. $2,800-4,200)
Lot 1519: 2011 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 mag) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 1603: 1990 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs) (est. $55,000-85,000)
Lot 1615: 1985 Clos de la Roche, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Ponsot (12 bs) (est. $55,000-85,000)
Lot 1616: 1985 Echézeaux, Henri Jayer (6 bs) (est. $30,000-45,000)
Lot 1647: 1985 Côte Rôtie, Côte Brune, Cuvée Reservée, Marius Gentaz-Dervieux (5 bs) (est. $11,000-17,000)
Lot 1683: 1982 Barolo Riserva, Collina Rionda, Bruno Giacosa (12 bs) (est. $35,000-55,000)
Lot 1685: 1985 Barbaresco Riserva, Santo Stefano, Bruno Giacosa (12 bs) (est. $16,000-24,000)
Lot 1690: 1962 La Romanée, Maison Leroy (12 bs) (est. $30,000-45,000)
Lot 1703: 1990 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château Rayas (12 bs) (est. $12,000-18,000)
Lot 1908: 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (2 bs) (est. $10,000-15,000)
Upcoming Live Auctions:
February 15 & 16, 2019
April 13, 2019
May 18, 2019

Upcoming Mobile-Only Auctions:
March 15, 2019
July 19, 2019
August 16, 2019

Bidding Information
Absentee and live bidding can be executed online at auction.hdhwine.com or the HDH mobile app. We also accept absentee bids via email at bids@hdhwine.com. Live phone bidding can be arranged by contacting HDH in advance of the sale. For questions, please visit our Support Portal or contact our bidding department at 312.445.0100.

For more information on Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. or to arrange a media visit, please contact Sophia Springer at 312.324.0951, sspringer@hdhwine.com or visit hdhwine.com

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