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Hart Davis Hart to Auction a Magnificent Selection of Rare Burgundy, Classic Bordeaux & Rhône Wines on October 29th at TRU Restaurant in Chicago

(Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the number one wine auction house in America and internationally renowned retailer, will hold an exciting auction of finest and rarest wines on October 29th at award-winning restaurant Tru, located at 676 North St. Clair Street in Chicago. The auction will begin promptly at 9:00am, includes over 1300 lots, and is estimated to fetch $3.3-$4.9 million.

The impressive sale features a number of important private cellars from all areas of the U.S. In total, 98 lots of Château Lafite Rothschild worth an estimated $670,000-$1,000,000 will be offered, along with 100 lots from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti including 26 lots of La Tâche and 10 lots of Romanée-Conti. In addition to Lafite a library of perfectly-stored Bordeaux will be offered including 62 lots of Latour, 74 lots of Margaux, 83 lots of Mouton and 27 lots each of Cheval Blanc and Haut-Brion, nearly all in original wood cases.

Also included is a dazzling array of highly-sought rare Burgundy from respected producers Domaine Ponsot, Henri Jayer, Armand Rousseau and Roumier. Highlights include six bottles of 1990 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau ($6,000-$9,000), eight bottles 1990 Clos de la Roche, Vieilles Vignes Domaine Ponsot ($6,500-$9,500) and one bottle of 1995 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux Henri Jayer ($1,700-$2,600). Bidders will also find top wines from the Rhône, featuring an impressive array of Guigal’s single vineyard Côte Rôties.

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

Highlights of the October 29th Auction Include:
1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $28000-42000)
1999 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (owc) (est. $24000-35000)
2000 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $20000-30000)
1986 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $16000-24000)
1982 Château Latour (12 bs) (owc) (est. $15000-22000)
2000 Château Le Pin (7 bs) (est. $15000-22000)
1989 Château Pétrus (5 bs) (est. $12000-18000)
2008 La Tâche DRC (12 bs) (2 owc) (est. $14000-20000)
1990 Romanée-Conti DRC (1 b) (est. $10000-15000)
1990 Clos de la Roche, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Ponsot (8 bs) (est. $6500-9500)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top 30 lots in the auction will be available for viewing on beginning Thursday, October 6th, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

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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.

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