Hart Davis Hart to Auction Stunning Bordeaux, Burgundy and Californian Wines on May 11th & 12th

Including a DRC offering from The Fox Cellar and an astounding collection of mature Bordeaux from the estate of Clarence Day

(Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the #1 wine auction house in America, will hold an exciting Auction of Finest and Rarest Wines on May 11th and 12th in Chicago at award-winning restaurant Tru. This extraordinary two-day sale will offer 1,627 lots with a pre-sale estimate of $2.5-$3.7 million and will feature private cellars from across the US. Highlights include a 55 lot offering of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti from the remarkable Fox Cellar as well as a magnificent collection of mature Bordeaux from the Estate of Clarence Day. The Day collection features such rare treasures as 1961 Montrose, 1966 Pétrus, 1966 La Mission Haut-Brion and 1970 Pétrus, many in full cases.

Burgundy aficionados will have the opportunity to acquire top wines of the best vintages from sought-after producers including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Rousseau, Vogüé, and Lafon. Among the rare offerings are 3 bottles of 1990 La Tâche estimated at $9,000-$14,000 and a case 1993 Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Armand Rousseau (12 bs) estimated at $12,000-$18,000. Collectors of California wine will have a bounty to choose from, including 103 lots of Sine Qua Non.

Attendance to the auction is open to the public and free of charge; the sale will begin promptly at 9 a.m. both days. Reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Gwen Brooks at 312.854.0096 or by emailing [email protected]

Highlights of the May 11th & 12th Auction Include:
Lot 45: 2007 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $19,000-28,000)
Lot 1436: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (23 hbs) (est. $24,000-35,000)
Lots 1175, 1563: 2000 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lots 932-936: 1970 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 1126: 1988 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (11 bs) (owc) (est. $13,000-19,000)
Lot 1117: 1993 Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Armand Rousseau (12 bs) (est. $12,000-18,000)
Lot 787: 1986 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $10,000-15,000)
Lot 1565: 2000 Château Mouton Rothschild (12 bs) (2 owc) (est. $10,000-15,000)
Lot 791: 1989 Château Haut-Brion (12 bs) (owc) (est. $9,500-14,000)
Lot 271: 1990 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 b) (est. $9,000-14,000)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top lots in the auction will be available for viewing on www.hdhwine.com beginning Thursday, April 19th, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

Upcoming Auction Calendar
June 23, 2012
September 15, 2012
October 27, 2012

Bidding Information
Auction catalogs are available through the website or by calling Hart Davis Hart (hdhwine.com; 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 www.hdhwine.com.

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 hdhwine.com