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Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Announces Two-Day Auction Featuring Magnificent Selections of Classic Bordeaux, Rare Burgundy & California Wines on May 17th & May 18th at Tru Restaurant in Chicago

Includes over two hundred full cases of First Growth Bordeaux from the great modern vintages, nearly all in original wood; Château Latour Dinner to take place on May 17th

(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 May 17th and 18th at award-winning restaurant Tru 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 as well as Rare Burgundy from Armand Rousseau and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

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Collectors will take note of the 881 lots of Bordeaux offered throughout the auction, including 405 lots in original wood cases, spanning the vintages 1928-2009. There are staggering amounts of First Growth Bordeaux with 126 lots of Château Mouton Rothschild, 104 lots of Château Lafite Rothschild, 75 lots of Château Margaux, and 63 lots of Château Haut-Brion. Vast selections are offered from the great 1989, 1990, 1996 and 2000 vintages. Highlights include a case of 1990 Château Pétrus (estimated at $26,000-$38,000), a parcel of eleven cases of 2000 Château Lafite Rothschild (est. $15,000-$22,000) offered in OWC, and five cases of 2000 Château Haut-Brion (est. $6,000-$9,000) offered in OWC.

California collectors will take note of 16 lots of Screaming Eagle, 6 lots of the renowned 1974 Heitz Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Martha’s Vineyard, and large offerings of Harlan and Colgin.

Additional highlights include “AN EXTRAORDINARY SELECTION FROM A MAGNIFICENT CELLAR” from one of the most extensive and important private cellars in America. This astounding collection features three bottles of 1943 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (est. $12,000-$18,000) – a late release from Maison Leroy, as well as wines purchased from some of the greatest named collections in America, including Marshall Coyne, Henry Singleton, Norman Alexander and Lenoir Josey.

The auction, which includes a total of 1778 lots, is estimated to fetch $4.2-$6.3 million. 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 Legendary Wines of Château Latour” with guests Jean Garandeau & Antoine Donnedieu de Vabre from Château Latour on Friday, May 17th, at The Peninsula. Chef Lee Wolen will create a special multi-course menu featuring contemporary American cuisine designed to pair with 2002, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1971 (magnum) from Château Latour and five vintages of the celebrated 2nd wine, Les Forts de Latour.

Highlights of the May 17th & 18th Auction:
Lot 1331: 1990 La Tâche, DRC (12 bs) (owc) (est. $35,000-55,000)
Lot 1134: 1978 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (owc) (est. $30,000-45,000)
Lot 909: 1990 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (owc) (est. $26,000-38,000)
Lot 1154: 1985 Clos de la Roche, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Ponsot (12 bs) (owc) (est. $26,000-38,000)
Lot 238: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (owc) (est. $24,000-35,000)
Lot 902: 1982 Château Pétrus (9 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 1739: 1990 Richebourg, DRC (12 bs) (owc) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 1132: 1966 Richebourg, DRC (12 bs) (est. $20,000-30,000)
Lot 1143: 2007 Romanée-Conti, DRC (3 bs) (owc) (est. $20,000-30,000)
Lot 321: 2009 Château Pétrus (6 bs) (owc) (est. $17,000-26,000)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top lots in the auction will be available for viewing on beginning Thursday, April 25th, 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