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Hart Davis Hart Wine Co to Hold Auction at Tru Restaurant in Chicago on September 17th

Sale Features First Growth Bordeaux, DRC, Screaming Eagle

Annual Comparative Bordeaux Tasting – Featuring 2007 & 2008 on September 16th

(Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. will host an exceptional wine auction on Saturday, September 17th at 9:00 a.m. at Chicago’s award-winning Tru restaurant. The sale will feature over 1000 lots of remarkable wines carefully culled from some of the most important private cellars in North America. Highlights include an exciting selection of Bordeaux from the heralded 1982, 1990 and 2000 vintages, including Château Pétrus, Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Le Pin. In addition, buyers will enjoy a large selection of Burgundy from such legendary estates as Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Henri Jayer and Armand Rousseau. The value of the auction is estimated at $3.4 to $5.1 million.

All offerings have exceptional provenance. One consignor, who has been actively collecting for over thirty years, has provided copies of the original invoices for most of the wines included in his remarkable 433-lot offering (lots 440 – 872), which includes a magnum case of 2000 Château Lafite as well as Château Le Pin from the 1998, 1999 and 2005 vintages. Nearly all of the consignments in this auction were sourced from repeat consignors or from collectors who have been long-time buyers (some for decades) and who are consigning for the first time.

Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at Tru during the auction ($75) should be made by contacting Gwen Brooks at 312.854.0096 or by emailing her at [email protected].

The evening before the auction, Hart Davis Hart will host its annual Comparative Bordeaux Tasting on Friday, September 16th at 6:30pm. The tasting will explore the two great modern vintages of 2007 and 2008, which have the substance and quality for an informative comparison. Wines from both vintages will be opened from twenty top Châteaux, including all five of the first growths.

Highlights of the September 17th Auction Include:
1990 La Tâche Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs) (est. $32000-48000)
1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $30000-45000)
1989 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (est. $28000-42000)
1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $28000-42000)
1999 La Tâche Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs) (est. $28000-42000)
1982 Château Lafleur (12 bs) (est. $24000-35000)
1982 Château Latour (12 bs) (est. $15000-22000)
1945 Chateau Lafite 1945 (6) (ex-Singleton Cellar) (est. $13000-19000)
1999 Château Le Pin (6 mags) (est. $12000-18000)
1989 Corton-Charlemagne Coche-Dury (4 bs) (est. $8000-12000)
1995 Clos Vougeot Domaine Leroy (12 bs) (est. $3500-5500)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top 30 lots in the auction will be available for viewing on beginning Thursday, August 25th, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

Upcoming Auction Calendar
September 17, 2011
October 29. 2011
January 28, 2012

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

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