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Hart Davis Hart to Host Second Annual Bordeaux-Only Auction

(Chicago, IL)-HDH is excited to announce its second annual Bordeaux-only auction, A Celebration of Bordeaux, to be held on October 30th and 31st. The auction will comprise 1992 lots across 62 vintages and is estimated to garner $4.5-6.7 Million. In addition, this sale will feature direct consignments from 24 of the region’s most renowned producers, including Châteaux Mouton Rothschild, La Mission Haut-Brion, and—for the first time in the estate’s vaunted history—Léoville Las Cases.

Hart Davis HartBordeaux has been and will continue to be the cornerstone of the greatest collections and the most prestigious auctions. These are storied wines whose power, depth, and complexity have come to represent the pinnacle of fine wine. This year’s Celebration of Bordeaux sale is truly unique. No other auction house in the world has ever put together such a comprehensive library of the region’s finest wines.

Friday’s session will commence with the most impressive array of château-direct consignments ever to be offered at auction. Among the offerings are vertical assortments of Château Beychevelle (lots 1-19), impeccable offerings of Château Lagrange in multiple formats (lots 75-109), case upon pristine case of Château Lynch-Bages (lots 216-245), over 30 lots of the ambrosial Château d’Yquem and Y d’Yquem (lots 284-315), as well as many other superb Châteaux. Crowning this amazing group of direct chateaux offerings will be 100 lots of the superb wines of Château Léoville-Las-Cases. Spanning six decades and with large formats ranging from magnum to Melchior, this consignment will mark the first time the Château has ever offered its library wines at auction. If you want to know what has made Bordeaux great for centuries, these are the wines to buy. HDH is honored to offer these collections with unbeatable provenance, in perfect condition, and ready for many years of glorious consumption.

Alongside the best of Bordeaux’s producers, HDH is proud to offer wines from some of the finest private Bordeaux collections in the world. Eminent among these is The Wine Collection of the Late Josué V. Harari (lots 315-611). This impeccable offering showcases the best the region has to offer, including 2000 Pétrus and Mouton in OWC, as well as First Growths from 2000 and 2005 in Imperial format, all lovingly assembled by a devoted collector and a dear friend of HDH. Other top-notch private collections include A Dazzling New England Cellar (lots 930-1006) and The Magnificent Collection of a New England Gentleman and Friend (lots 1007-1110), both of which feature selections of Margaux, Mouton, Pétrus, and Le Pin. Sauternes collectors will be sure to note A Comprehensive and Exhilarating Library of Wines (lots 1111-1287), which encompasses a deep selection of Château d’Yquem alongside a range of classic First Growth vintages.

Highlights of the sale include:

Wines from more than 140 châteaux
61 vintages represented dating from 1928 including historic vintages such as 1928, 1945, 1949, 1959, 1961, and 1982, among others
141 lots from the 1982 vintage (estimated at $619K – $923K)
221 lots from the 2000 vintage (estimated at $708K – $1M)
322 lots from the 2005 vintage (estimated at $523K – $782K)
480 lots of First Growth Red Bordeaux (estimated at $1.8M – $2.7M), spanning
46 vintages
62 lots of Pétrus, spanning 21 vintages (estimated at $517K – $776K)
147 lots with wines of imperial size or greater
In conjunction with the sale, HDH will host our annual Comparative Bordeaux tasting on October 29th. This year’s event will focus on the much-lauded 2000 and 2005 vintages of 20 top Châteaux including La Mission Haut-Brion, Cheval Blanc, and all five First Growths.

HDH’s Bordeaux sale has been designed to highlight the finest available wines in terms of both quality and provenance. We happily invite drinkers, connoisseurs, collectors, and investors to join us in the auction room to bid on these phenomenal wines while sampling Bordelais-inspired cuisine prepared by Anthony Martin, TRU’s award-winning chef. If you are unable to attend the sale in person, we encourage you to submit absentee bids or participate in real time by using our state-of-the-art mobile app or our auction website,

Hart Davis Hart’s auctions take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, TRU, located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago. Our October auction will begin promptly at 8:30am (CT) on Friday, October 30 and 8:30am (CT) on Saturday, October 31. More details to come on our December sale. 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].

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top lots in the auction will be available for viewing on beginning Friday, October 9, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

Upcoming Auction Calendar
December 12, 2015
February 13, 2016
April 2, 2016

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.

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 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 Hart Davis Hart also welcomes bids by phone and fax.