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Auction PR Publicity Announcements News and Information

Hart Davis Hart to Auction a Magnificent Selection of Classic Bordeaux, Burgundy & Rare California Wines on June 24th & 25th at Tru Restaurant in Chicago

Sale Features First Growth Bordeaux, Top Vintages of DRC; Sine Qua Non Dinner Held on June 24th

(Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the internationally renowned wine auction house and retailer, will hold an exciting auction of Finest and Rarest Wines on June 24th and 25th at award-winning restaurant Tru, located at 676 North St. Clair Street in Chicago. This exceptional sale will feature private cellars from all areas of the United States and includes an encyclopedic collection of First Growth Bordeaux, from such top vintages as 1982, 1989, 1995, 2000 and 2005.

The sale will feature an impressive 53 lots of Burgundy from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti including a rare jeroboam of 1990 La Tâche (estimated at $11,000-$17,000), as well as seven lots of DRC Montrachet, regarded by many to be the finest of all white wines.

Additional highlights include vast offerings of Sine Qua Non featuring 38 lots (estimated at $58,010-$87,250), including a double magnum in OWC of the 100-point 2002 Sine Qua Non Syrah, Just For The Love Of It. Comprehensive offerings from Screaming Eagle are also featured throughout the sale with an exciting 68 bottles and 3 magnums on offer, spanning every vintage produced from 1992 to 2007.

The auction, which includes a total of 1817 lots, is estimated to fetch $4.7-$7.0 million and will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m on both days. Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at Tru during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Gwen Brooks at 312.854.0096 or by emailing her at [email protected].

As part of the auction, Hart Davis Hart will host a special dinner featuring the unique and widely-acclaimed wines of Sine Qua Non on Friday, June 24th at Blackbird Restaurant. Chefs Paul Kahan and David Posey of Michelin-starred Blackbird Restaurant will prepare a five-course dinner to pair with nine exciting wines including the 100-point Syrahs Poker Face and Just For The Love Of It. Seating is extremely limited. Please contact Marc Smoler at 312.482.9766 or [email protected] for more details.

Highlights of the June 24th & 25th Auction Include:
1982 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (est. $42000-65000)
1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $40000-60000)
1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (9 bs) (est. $28000-42000)
2000 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $24000-35000)
1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (6 bs) (est. $19000-28000)
1986 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $18000-28000)
1982 Château Latour (12 bs) (owc) (est. $17000-26000)
1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (5 bs) (est. $16000-24000)
1996 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $15000-22000)
2005 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $15000-22000)
2005 La Tâche (6 bs) (owc) (est. $15000-22000)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top 30 lots in the auction will be available for viewing on beginning Thursday, June 2nd, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

Upcoming Auction Calendar
June 24 & 25, 2011
September 17, 2011
October 29. 2011

Bidding Information
Auction catalogs are available through the website or by calling Hart Davis Hart (; 312.482.9996). The expanded website allows bidders to view and search the auction catalog and place absentee bids online.

Hart Davis Hart’s state-of-the-art technology allows bidders worldwide to participate in the Chicago-based live auctions via the Internet. Bidders can follow the auction in the salesroom, hear the live auction, and bid against the room, all in real-time. More details about online bidding can be found at

Bidders are encouraged to attend the auction in person, but Hart Davis Hart welcomes bids by phone, fax, through the website, and via the live-bid technology. For more information, contact Hart Davis Hart at 312.482.9996 or go to

About Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.
Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is both a dynamic retailer and an internationally prominent wine auction house, occupying a unique position in the rare wine market. We offer collectors and restaurateurs a broad range of options for buying and selling wines, providing unrivaled expertise and personalized service.

Founded in October 2004, Hart Davis Hart represents the alliance of three highly-respected industry leaders: John Hart, Michael Davis, and Paul Hart, with a combined experience of nearly 90 years in the rare wine business. John Hart, a renowned expert, has been a leader in the rare wine retail business for over three decades. With extensive careers at Christie’s, Davis & Company, and Sotheby’s, Michael Davis and Paul Hart are the most experienced wine auctioneers in America.

Hart Davis Hart has emerged as one of the most innovative and trusted sources for rare wines in America, with over 150 years of combined experience in the specialized field of fine and rare wines. No other firm can approach their level of expertise, network of relationships, or dedication to service.

Hart Davis Hart core services:
• Traditional Live Auctions
• Private Retail Services
• Online Sales
• Consultation

For more information on Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. or to arrange
a media visit, please contact Marc Smoler at 312.482.9766, [email protected] or visit

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