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Hart Davis Hart to Auction a Magnificent Selection of Classic Bordeaux, Burgundy & Rare California Wines on June 22nd & 23rd at Tru Restaurant in Chicago

Sale Features First Growth Bordeaux, Top Vintages of DRC and an Encyclopedic Selection of Guigal’s Amazing Single-Vineyard Côte Rôties

(Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the internationally renowned wine auction house and retailer, will hold an exciting two day auction of Finest and Rarest Wines on June 22nd and 23rd at award-winning restaurant Tru, located at 676 North St. Clair Street in Chicago. This exceptional sale features private cellars from all areas of the United States and includes an extensive selection of First Growth Bordeaux, from top vintages such as 1982, 1989, 1995, 2000 and 2005.

Also included will be a spectacular selection of Burgundy from highly regarded estates. A stunning offering of wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti will go on the block including two 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortments (estimated at $35,000-$55,000), and Assortments from 1996, 1999, 2001 and 2002. Also of special interest will be an encyclopedic offering of Guigal’s famed single-vineyard Côte Rôties. Over 60 lots are showcased, with particularly deep offerings from 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999. Additional highlights include a vast range of rare Champagne featuring 62 lots, including three magnums of 1979 Krug Collection and multi-case lots of 1985 Dom Pérignon Brut; 2000 Louis Roederer, Cristal; and 1999 Salon.

The auction, which includes a total of 1660 lots, is estimated to fetch $3.0-$4.5 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 [email protected].

As part of the auction weekend, Hart Davis Hart will host a special dinner, “The World’s Greatest Syrah” on Friday, June 24th at Publican Quality Meats. Chef Paul Kahan a will prepare a whole roast boar paired with legends from the Northern Rhône, California and Australia. Seating is extremely limited. Please contact Marc Smoler at 312.482.9766 or [email protected] for more details.

Highlights of the June 22nd & 23rd Auction Include
Lots 678 & 980: 1990 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (owc) (est. $35,000-55,000)
Lot 1550: 1999 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (owc) (est. $30,000-45,000)
Lot 1195: 1996 La Tâche, DRC (12 bs) (owc) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 981: 1996 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (owc) (est. $20,000-30,000)
Lot 195: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (8 bs) (est. $19,000-28,000)
Lot 1210 & 1551: 2001 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (owc) (est. $19,000-28,000)
Lot 1194: 1995 La Tâche, DRC (12 bs) (owc) (est. $17,000-26,000)
Lot 26: 1988 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Henri Jayer (6 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lots 27 & 28: 1993 Echézeaux, Henri Jayer for Georges Jayer (12 bs) (oc) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 29: 1995 Echézeaux, Henri Jayer for Georges Jayer (12 bs) (oc) (est. $15,000-22,000)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top lots in the auction will be available for viewing on beginning Thursday, March 31st, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

Upcoming Auction Calendar
June 22 & 23, 2012
September 15, 2012
October 27, 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