Hart Davis Hart to Auction Iconic Collection of Burgundy and Bordeaux: The Important Cellar of a Philanthropist

. March 21, 2019

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. will hold an exceptional Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines on April 12 and April 13 featuring The Important Cellar of a Philanthropist. The sale will be held at Spiaggia in Chicago and will begin at 9:30am both Friday and Saturday. It is valued at an estimated $6.03-9.02 million and features 1629 lots of incredible diversity and provenance. Bidders can participate by joining HDH in the auction room, or by utilizing their mobile app or auction website.

HDH’s April auction is studded with an incredible group of consignments. The auction house is honored to represent an outstanding group of mature wines from a cellar that maintains exceptional conditions (lots 330-460). The collector of this group is a long-time friend of HDH and pillar of the wine community. The collection offers mature Bordeaux and Burgundy from top vintages and producers. Highlights from the group include 1 bottle of 1947 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (lot 373, est. $6,000-9,000); 3 bottles of 1999 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (lot 391, est. $45,000-65,000); a full case of 1982 Château Pétrus (lot 348, est. $35,000-55,000); and a jeroboam (3L) of 1947 Pommery, Brut (lot 456, est. $6,000-9,000).

Additionally, the company will auction a selection of mature Port and Madeira. Highlights include 3 bottles of 1836 Bastardo Madeira, Lomelino (lot 270, est. $4,800-7,500); two single-bottle lots of 1850 Verdelho Madeira, Companhia Vinicola da Madeira (lots 277-278, est. $1,400-2,000); and 1 bottle of 1912 Fonseca Vintage Port (lot 254, est. $1,600-2,400). California lovers should make note of 6 bottles of 1974 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, Martha’s Vineyard (lot 110, est. $7,500-11,000); 3 bottles of 1994 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (lot 537, est. $6,000-9,000); and 3 bottles of 1997 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (lot 540, est. $9,500-14,000).

The centerpiece of HDH’s April auction is The Important Cellar of a Philanthropist (lots 953-1626) which will be offered on Saturday. This collection represents a special opportunity for collectors and is one of the most exquisite collections offered by HDH. The cellar was amassed over a period of more than four decades by the consignor and the wines have ideal provenance and were all stored and sourced carefully. Iconic Burgundy is at the core of the group with a staggering selection of DRC along with an abundance of other esteemed producers such as Dujac, Jayer, Rousseau and more. Highlights include 12 bottles of 1993 Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Armand Rousseau (lot 1462, est. $40,000-60,000); three 6-bottle lots of 1996 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (lots 1053-1055, est. $75,000-110,000); a full case of 1996 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Réserve Henri Jayer, Henri Jayer (lot 1329, est. $60,000-90,000); and 10 bottles of 2005 Musigny, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier (lot 1398, est. $20,000-30,000).

In addition to the astounding selection of Burgundy offered in The Important Cellar of a Philanthropist, a wonderful selection of Bordeaux is available for bidders. Highlights include 9 bottles of 1978 Château Pétrus (lot 959, est. $8,000-12,000); 1 bottle of 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (lot 961, est. $2,000-3,000); and a thirty-vintage selection of Château d’Yquem in multiple formats (jump to lot 977). HDH is extremely excited to share this collection with bidders; don’t miss the opportunity to bid!

As always, Hart Davis Hart is committed to offering well-stored, carefully inspected wines. Don’t miss the opportunity to join the auction house 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, they encourage you to submit absentee bids or participate in real time by using the HDH mobile app or auction website, auction.hdhwine.com.
Highlights of the Auction
Lot 110: 1974 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, Martha’s Vineyard (6 bs) (est. $7,500-11,000)
Lot 183: 2008 Meursault, Les Perrières, Coche-Dury (6 bs) (est. $11,000-17,000)
Lot 254: 1912 Fonseca Vintage Port (1 b) (est. $1,600-2,400)
Lot 270: 1836 Bastardo Madeira, Lomelino (3 bs) (est. $4,800-7,500)
Lots 277-278: 1850 Verdelho Madeira, Companhia Vinicola da Madeira (1 b) (est. $1,400-2,000)
Lot 348: 1982 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (est. $35,000-55,000)
Lot 373: 1947 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 b) (est. $6,000-9,000)
Lot 391: 1999 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $45,000-65,000)
Lot 456: 1947 Pommery, Brut (1 jeroboam (3L)) (est. $6,000-9,000)
Lot 472: 1998 Ermitage, Cuvée Cathelin, J. L. Chave (6 bs) (est. $17,000-26,000)
Lot 537: 1994 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (3 bs) (est. $6,000-9,000)
Lot 540: 1997 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (3 bs) (est. $9,500-14,000)
Lot 959: 1978 Château Pétrus (9 bs) (est. $8,000-1,2000)
Lot 961: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (1 b) (est. $2,000-3,000)
Lot 979: 1942 Château d’Yquem (1 b) (est. $1,400-2,000)
Lot 993: 1983 Château d’Yquem (1 jeroboam (5L)) (est. $1,400-2,000)
Lot 1002: 1990 Château d’Yquem (1 imp (6L)) (est. $1,800-2,800)
Lot 1035: 1985 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (2 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lots 1053-1055: 1996 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 bs) (est. $75,000-110,000)
Lot 1148: 1999 Echézeaux, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs) (est. $16,000-24,000)
Lot 1241: 1993 Musigny, Joseph Drouhin (6 bs) (est. $3,500-5,500)
Lot 1260: 2005 Bonnes-Mares, Domaine Dujac (6 bs) (est. $6,000-9,000)
Lot 1329: 1996 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Réserve Henri Jayer, Henri Jayer (12 bs) (est. $60,000-90,000)
Lot 1366: 2001 Chambertin, Domaine Leroy (1 b) (est. $3,200-4,800)
Lot 1384: 1990 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Méo-Camuzet (2 bs) (est. $3,500-5,500)
Lot 1398: 2005 Musigny, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier (10 bs) (est. $20,000-30,000)
Lot 1435: 1996 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Emmanuel Rouget (12 bs) (est. $14,000-20,000)
Lot 1462: 1993 Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Armand Rousseau (12 bs) (est. $40,000-60,000)
Lot 1474: 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos St-Jacques, Armand Rousseau (6 mags) (est. $12,000-18,000)
Lot 1571: 1992 Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive (1 b) (est. $4,500-6,500)
Lot 1596: 1968 Unico Bodegas, Vega Sicilia (12 bs) (est. $10,000-15,000)
Lot 1608: 1948 Taylor Vintage Port (10 bs) (est. $10,000-15,000)
Upcoming Live Auctions:
April 12 & 13, 2019
May 18, 2019
June 22, 2019

Upcoming Mobile-Only Auctions:
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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