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Hart Davis Hart to Auction Chateau Trotanoy Direct from the Chateau and Other Magnificent Selections of Classic Bordeaux, Rare Burgundy & Rhône Wines on October 27th

(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 October 27th at award-winning restaurant Tru, located at 676 North St. Clair Street in Chicago. The auction includes over 1200 lots and is estimated to fetch $2.3 – $3.4 million.

Christian Moueix, the esteemed owner and winemaker of Château Trotanoy, will offer a Château-direct collection of wines from his acclaimed Pomerol estate. The auction will feature a rare and exciting selection of over 250 bottles of Château Trotanoy from the Château’s own cellar. Highlights of the collection include a variety of rare large formats: 108 magnums, 16 double magnums, 12 imperials, and 3 jeroboams. Included are some of the most acclaimed vintages ever produced by Château Trotanoy, such as a full case of the 1966, 3 double magnums of 1982, and 2 imperials of the 2005. All of the wines in the auction were shipped to Hart Davis Hart directly from the Château under carefully monitored temperature and humidity-controlled conditions, creating an amazing opportunity for collectors to experience and acquire bottles with impeccable provenance and in optimum condition.

Also featured are 24 lots of Château Pétrus from other consignors, including eight ultra-rare imperials from 1985, 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2003-2006. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti collectors will not be disappointed with impressive offerings of La Tâche spanning 13 vintages from 1966 to 2009.

Other noteworthy cellars include an impressive collection of Burgundy featuring 300 lots from top producers Leroy, Leflaive, Comtes Lafon, Comte Georges de Vogüé and Etienne Sauzet. Highlights include four vintages of Vosne-Romanée, Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy and a case of 1999 Musigny, Vieilles Vignes from Comte Georges de Vogüé estimated at $5,000-$7,500.

Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. Pre-registration for the auction and reservations for lunch at TRU ($75) can be made by contacting Gwen Brooks at 312.854.0096 or via email at [email protected]. The auction will begin promptly at 9:00am.

Free Shipping to Hong Kong
Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is offering free temperature controlled shipping to Hong Kong for all successful auction bidders. Wines will be sent to our partner storage facility, 13 Degrees Wine Cellar in Hong Kong, on November 14th with an approximate delivery date of mid-December. HDH will provide complimentary storage for the first 30 days at the 13 Degrees facility. Free consolidated shipping is offered biannually to all fully paid auction and retail orders.

Highlights of the October 27th Auction:
Lot 860: 2005 Romanée-Conti, DRC (3 bs) (est. $32,000-48,000)
Lot 409: 2000 Château Pétrus (1 imp (6L)) (owc) (est. $24,000-35,000)
Lots 555, 556, 1008: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $24,000-35,000)
Lot 414: 2005 Château Pétrus (1 imp (6L)) (owc) (est. $20,000-30,000)
Lot 406: 1998 Château Pétrus (1 imp (6L)) (owc) (est. $18,000-28,000)
Lot 408: 2000 Château Pétrus (3 mags) (owc) (est. $18,000-28,000)
Lot 861: 2005 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 bs) (owc) (est. $18,000-28,000)
Lot 1098: 1985 Clos de la Roche, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Ponsot (5 mags) (est. $16,000-24,000)
Lot 407: 2000 Château Pétrus (6 bs) (owc) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 411: 2003 Château Pétrus (1 imp (6L)) (owc) (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, October 4th, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

Upcoming Auction Calendar
October 27, 2012
December 8, 2012
February 2, 2013

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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