Hart Davis Hart’s June Wine Sale Totals $4.3 Million

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the leading wine auction house in the U.S., hosted a two-day June auction over the weekend, An Important East Coast Single Cellar and An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines, bringing in $4.3 million against a pre-sale estimate of $2.6-3.9 million. Bidders from five continents participated, bringing over 72% of lots to sell at or above the high end of the estimates, and once again 100% of lots were sold.

Friday offered An Important East Coast Single Cellar (lots 1-64) which brought in $1.5 million alone. Large formats of La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti performed particularly well. A single jeroboam (lot 31, est. $20,000-30,000) and a methuselah (lot 32, est. $55,000-85,000) of the 1999 vintage each sold for record prices of $45,410 and $107,550 respectively. A jeroboam of the 2001 vintage (lot 36, est. $15,000-22,000) also recorded a new high bringing in $31,070. A pristine 1990 DRC Assortment (lot 50, est. $50,000-75,000) was offered and saw great interest, selling for $95,600. Following the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was a rare offering of La Romanée from Comte Liger-Belair. Three bottles of the 2010 vintage garnered $20,315 (lot 62, est. $11,000-17,000) while a single magnum of the 2012 brought in $11,950 (lot 64, est. $6,500-9,500).

Following this special single cellar, an array of wines from around the globe came across the auction block. The auction house saw good interest for Bordeaux with 3 bottles of 1959 Château Latour selling for $11,352 (lot 65, est. $4,500-6,500); 2 bottles of 1964 Château Pétrus brought in $7,170 (lot 149, est. $3,500-5,500); and 12 bottles of 1990 Château Haut-Brion garnered $28,680 (lot 157, est. $14,000-20,000).

Burgundy demand was strong with top prices for a single bottle of 1969 Vosne-Romanée, Maison Leroy selling for $1,195 (lot 946, est. $300-450) and 1 bottle of 1982 La Romanée, Bouchard Pére et Fils bringing in $956 (lot 947, est. $450-650). Additionally, a full case of 1995 Vosne-Romanée, Beaux Monts, Domaine Leroy sold for $21,510 (lot 819, est. $12,00-18,000); 3 bottles of 2001 Grands-Echézeaux, René Engel garnered $4,451 (lot 834, est. $1,600-2,400); and 1 magnum of 2006 Romanée-St-Vivant, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti brought in $5,019 (lot 1098, est. $2,400-3,500).

Rhône has gained attention with strong bidding on lots such as 4 bottles of 1978 Hermitage, La Chapelle, Paul Jaboulet Aîné which brought in $7,767 (lot 168, est. $3,500-5,500) and a full case of 1991 Côte Rôtie, Côte Blonde, René Rostaing sold for $4,182 (lot 896, est. $2,000-3,000).

Paul Hart, CEO, commented “We are so thankful to our bidders and consignors who helped make this auction so special. It’s always a pleasure to offer such exceptional wine and to have the market receive it enthusiastically.”

Hart Davis Hart’s next auction will be a distinguished single-owner collection hosted in late July. The auction house is currently accepting consignments for upcoming fall auctions. The deadline to consign in their September sale is August 19th. If you’re looking to make room in your cellar or capitalized on the market, contact their team at [email protected] for a complimentary appraisal today.

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