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Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Announces Exciting Fall Season

Huge Two-Day Auction on September 18 & 19, Celebration of Bordeaux Auction in October, and Fantastic December Sale

(Chicago, IL)-Hart Davis Hart is thrilled to announce an exciting fall schedule. We have three unique auctions and several exceptional events planned before the close of 2015.

Hart Davis HartOur massive September Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines will be held on September 18 & 19 and will feature over 2100 lots valued at an estimated $3.9-$5.8 million. The October 30 & 31 sale will be dedicated solely to the enduring wines of Bordeaux, highlighted by consignments direct from the cellars of several châteaux. The auction will be preceded by our Annual Comparative Bordeaux Tasting which will feature the outstanding 2000 and 2005 vintages. Our December sale will include a stunning consignment of rare Burgundy and other treasures from a highly respected collector. The next few months are shaping up to be one of Hart Davis Hart’s most sensational fall seasons to date.

Our extraordinary September auction will contain a host of fine Burgundy and Bordeaux. Burgundy collectors will be drawn to the vast selection of wines from the most heralded producers in the region. Highlights include 1990 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Henri Jayer (8 bs) (est. $55,000-85,000), 1985 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $35,000-55,000), and 2006 Romanée-St-Vivant, Domaine Leroy (6 bs) (est. $10,000-15,000). Those looking to expand their collection of Bordeaux will find mature selections from top châteaux including exceedingly rare large format bottles of 1982 Château Pétrus, magnums of 1961 Château Latour, and an original wooden case of 2000 Château Mouton Rothschild (est. $11,000-17,000).

In addition to classic vintages of top Bordeaux and Burgundy, the September sale will feature an array of Italian red wine including 50 lots of Barolo dating back to 1964 from renowned producers Giacomo Conterno, Giacosa, Mascarello and others. From California, there are over 350 lots of Cabernet and Meritage blends, including over 80 full cases, many in original wood. Fans of Screaming Eagle will be pleased to find 41 lots from the esteemed cult producer totaling an estimated $121,600-184,100. For those looking to explore options outside wine, there is a wonderful collection of outstanding whiskies including several lots of Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Whiskey and an extremely rare bottle of 1995 Karuizawa 18 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky, Ghost Series, 2nd Ed (est. $11,000-17,000). This sale boasts enough selection to please the expansive and diverse tastes of the most discerning collectors.

In October, our second annual Bordeaux sale will be headlined by a large parcel direct from the cellars of Château Léoville-Las-Cases. This “Super Second” consistently produces wines that are on par with those of the First Growths. We are thrilled to be the first auction house in the world to have this celebrated Château as our headliner. HDH will also be offering château-direct selections from 23 additional producers including Haut-Brion, La Mission, Mouton, and d’Yquem. These outstanding wines date from 1955 and encompass the historic vintages of 1959, 1961, 1982, 2000 and more. The quality and provenance of this Bordeaux is truly unparalleled.

We will wrap up 2015 with our December auction, which is poised to be one of the most significant auctions of the year. The sale will be anchored by a spectacular consignment from one of the largest cellars in the world, which contains more than ten vintages of Romanée-Conti, ten vintages of La Tâche, and nine vintages of DRC Montrachet.

Hart Davis Hart’s auctions take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, TRU, located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago. Our September auction will begin promptly at 8:30am (CT) on Friday, September 18 and 8:30am (CT) on Saturday, September 19. More details to come on our October and December sales. Attendance at Hart Davis Hart sales 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 September 18th & 19th Auction:
1990 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Henri Jayer (8 bs) (est. $55,000-85,000)
1982 Château Pétrus (3 dbl-mags (3L)) (est. $40,000-60,000)
2012 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $30,000-45,000)
2005 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 bs) (est. $18,000-28,000)
2000 Château Le Pin (8 bs) (est. $17,000-26,000)
1961 Château Latour (2 mags) (est. $14,000-20,000)
1995 Karuizawa 18 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky, Ghost Series, 2nd Ed., #5022 (1 700ml b) (est. $11,000-17,000)
2006 Romanée-St-Vivant, Domaine Leroy (6 bs) (est. $10,000-15,000)
2010 Château Haut-Brion Blanc (12 bs) (est. $9,000-14,000)
NV Velho Verdelho Madeira, Henriques & Henriques (6 bs) (est. $9,000-14,000)
2007 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (3 bs) (est. $7,500-11,000)
2011 Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Armand Rousseau (12 bs) (est. $7,000-10,000)
2009 Musigny, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier (6 bs) (est. $7,000-10,000)
1974 A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey (1st bottling; Blue Wax) (4 bs) (est. $6,000-9,000)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top lots in the auction will be available for viewing on beginning Thursday, August 27, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.