Featuring Highly-Sought California Cult Wines, Classic Bordeaux & Champagne Direct from the Cellars of Krug
(Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the internationally renowned wine auction house and retailer, will hold an auction of finest and rarest wines on May 15-16 at the award-winning TRU Restaurant in Chicago. This exceptional two-day sale will offer old- and new-world wines of incredible diversity and provenance, featuring over 2,600 lots valued at an estimated $4.3-$6.4 million.
Coming off of the success of our Celebration of Burgundy sale in March, this multi-regional May auction will contain a host of great wines spanning all of Europe’s top winemaking regions. Bordeaux lovers will be thrilled with the sale’s extensive mature offerings from the cellars of noteworthy collectors, including 58 lots from the famed 1982 vintage, 39 lots from 1990, 38 lots from 1996, and an incredible 163 lots from 2000, many of which are available in case quantities. Other highlights include 1989 Château Le Pin (12 bs) (lot 2243, est. $19,000-28,000), a salmanazar (9L) of 2005 Ausone (lot 30, est. $15,000-22,000), and an imperial of 1997 Château Pétrus (lot 733 est. $8,000-12,000). Bidders interested in Burgundy will be similarly delighted with the array of offerings from heralded producers, including 1962 Romanée-St-Vivant, Maison Leroy (12 bs) (lot 1814, est. $22,000-32,000), 1993 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Henri Jayer (4 bs) (lot 557, est. $16,000-24,000), and 1978 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 b) (lot 1282, est. $8,500-13,000). The sale’s vast selection of Italian wines from legends like Giacomo Conterno, Bruno Giacosa, and Gaja is also not to be missed.
Our May auction will also feature a stunning collection of Champagne direct from the cellars of Krug (lots 419-437). HDH is honored to be the first auction house to offer the 2000 vintage of Clos d’Ambonnay – the newest release of this iconic Champagne. The pristine parcel also includes multiple vintages of Clos du Mesnil and rare large format offerings of Krug Collection Champagnes.
Finally, collectors interested in new-world wines will find a particularly incredible assortment in this sale, including over 300 lots of rarest Sine Qua Non valued between $415,170 and $620,870. This encyclopedia of SQN includes every red wine made by the winery from 1992-2012 save one, and features 1994 Sine Qua Non Red Wine, Queen of Spades (2 bs) (lot 1536, est. $4,000-6,000), 1995 Sine Qua Non Red Wine, Tant Pis! (1 mag) (lot 1538, est. $6,000-9,000), 2003 Sine Qua Non, and 2000 Sine Qua Non Syrah, Heels Over Head (1 b) (lots 517 & 1311, est. $1,200-1,800). Sine Qua Non has been experiencing increased demand, and we are thrilled to be representing such a vast range of these coveted wines.
The auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, TRU, beginning promptly at 8:30am. (CT) on Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16, 2015. TRU is located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago, just one block East of Michigan Avenue. Attendance at the sale is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Sam Luchsinger at 312.854.0096 or by emailing [email protected].
Highlights of the May 15th & 16th Auction:
Lot 30: 2005 Château Ausone (1 sal (9L)) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 426: 2000 Krug, Clos d’Ambonnay (12 bs) (est. $11,000-17,000)
Lot 431: 2003 Krug, Clos du Mesnil (12 bs) (est. $6,000-9,000)
Lot 557: 1993 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Henri Jayer (4 bs) (est. $16,000-24,000)
Lot 698: 1998 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau (12 bs) (est. $6,000-9,000)
Lot 733: 1997 Château Pétrus (1 imp (6L)) (est. $8,000-12,000)
Lot 916: MV Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical, First Flight of Eagles (3 bs) (est. $9,000-14,000)
Lot 1414: 1991 Côte Rôtie, La Mouline, Guigal (12 bs) (est. $7,000-10,000)
Lot 1536: 1994 Sine Qua Non Red Wine, Queen of Spades (2 bs) (est. $4,000-6,000)
Lot 1538: 1995 Sine Qua Non Red Wine, Tant Pis! (produced by Krankl/Alban) (1 mag) (est. $6,000-9,000)
Lots 1791-1793: 1982 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (est. $32,000-48,000)
Lot 1814: 1962 Romanée-St.-Vivant, Maison Leroy (12 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 2129: 1995 Chevalier-Montrachet, Domaine d’Auvenay (Leroy) (12 bs) (est. $14,000-20,000)
Lot 2243: 1989 Château Le Pin (12 bs) (est. $19,000-28,000)
Lot 2358: 2002 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 b) (est. $8,000-12,000)
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 23rd, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.
Upcoming Auction Calendar
May 15 & 16, 2015
June 27, 2015
September 19, 2015
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.