Featuring an Astounding Range of Finest Bordeaux and Burgundy, Libraries of Romanée-Conti, Unico and Screaming Eagle, and an Estate Direct Offering of P3 from Dom Pérignon
(Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the internationally renowned wine auction house and retailer, announces an exceptional two-day auction that will take place on June 26th and 27th at TRU restaurant in Chicago. Valued at an estimated $3.4-5.4 Million, the auction will feature nearly 1800 lots of incredible diversity and provenance, including an estate-direct offering of Dom Pérignon’s rare P3.
The June auction boasts a host of wines that are sure to please every palate and budget. Friday’s session will open with several collections of classic French and Californian wines, including a selection of outstanding verticals that would be an excellent addition to any tasting or cellar (lots 82-307). Additionally, the auction features several encyclopedic offerings from the most legendary names in fine wine. These include an astounding 17-vintage library of Screaming Eagle in original wood (lots 476-492) and an encyclopedia of Unico that spans over 25 vintages (lots 1224-1254). The sale will also offer Burgundy from nearly all of the region’s top estates, with particularly breathtaking offerings of white Burgundy in owc, including 12 bottles of 1992 Leroy Corton-Charlemagne (lot 53, est. $6,000-9,000) and 3 bottles of 2008 DRC Montrachet (lots 469 and 1215, each est. $9,000-14,000).
For those bidders looking for wines that are the very definition of ‘blue chip,’ the auction contains an exquisite consignment from one of the most important and discerning collectors in the world (lots 1144-1184). This collector is highly particular about the caliber of wine that he purchases and, fortunately for our buyers, he has accumulated such massive quantities of these great wines that he has decided to sell a very small sampling in order to make room for future purchases. These include an incredible 18 vintages of Romanée-Conti, 1959 and 1961 top-tier Bordeaux, and finest Jayer wines. Almost all bottles offered were purchased from HDH’s finest past auctions.
The crowning jewel of Hart Davis Hart’s June auction will be a selection of wines direct from the cellars of Dom Pérignon with eleven vintages of the rare Plénitude 3 (P3) (lots 1185-1206). These extraordinary champagnes have been aged for a minimum 20 years on their lees, and offer new expressions of classic Dom vintages. The parcel includes 3 magnums of 1966 Dom Pérignon Brut, P3 (2013 Disgorgement) (lot 1185, est. $11,000-17,000), 12 bottles of 1971 Dom Pérignon Brut, P3 (2013 Disgorgement) (lot 1189, est. $15,000-22,000), and 3 magnums of 1985 Dom Pérignon Rosé, P3 (2008 Disgorgement) (lot 1201, est. $7,000-10,000).
We hope to see you on June 26th & 27th either at TRU restaurant in Chicago or via our mobile bidding platform at auction.hdhwine.com. The auction will begin promptly at 9:00am (CT) on both Friday and Saturday. 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 June 26th & 27th Auction:
Lots 33 & 133: 1996 Château Latour (12 bs) (est. $5,500-8,500)
Lot 479: 1997 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (3 bs) (est. $7,500-11,000)
Lot 990: 2009 La Romanée, Comte Liger-Belair (6 bs) (est. $12,000-18,000)
Lot 1145: 1961 Château Haut-Brion (9 bs) (est. $13,000-19,000)
Lot 1155: 1991 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (5 bs) (est. $35,000-55,000)
Lot 1176: 1996 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Réserve Henri Jayer, Henri Jayer (6 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000)
Lot 1189: 1971 Dom Pérignon Brut, P3 (2013 Disgorgement) (12 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lots 1210-1211A: 2005 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 bs) (est. $20,000-30,000)
Lots 1248-1249: 2004 Unico, Bodegas Vega Sicilia (12 bs) (est. $3,000-4,500)
Lot 1441: 1993 Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Armand Rousseau (6 bs) (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 Friday, June 5th, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.
Upcoming Auction Calendar
June 26 & 27, 2015
September 19, 2015
October 31, 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.
While bidders are encouraged to attend the auction in person, Hart Davis Hart’s state-of-the-art technology allows bidders worldwide to participate in the Chicago-based live auctions via the Internet. Both absentee bidding and live bidding can be executed online at auction.hdhwine.com or via the mobile app. On the day of the sale, bidders can follow the auction in the salesroom, watch a video feed of the auction, and bid against the room, all in real-time. For more information, contact Hart Davis Hart at 312.482.9996 or go to auction.hdhwine.com. Hart Davis Hart also welcomes bids by phone and fax.
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 provide unrivaled expertise and personalized service to collectors and the wine trade, and offer a broad range of options for buying and selling wine.
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. They have been the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. since 2012. No other firm can approach their level of expertise, network of relationships, or dedication to service.
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