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HDH Wine Co. to Kick Off Fall Season with Massive Three-Day Sale

Including a Range of Rare Spirits and Selections from The Semersky Collection and The Paul Chiu Collection

(Chicago, IL)-Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. and renowned wine retailer, will hold its first auction of the fall season on September 14th, 15th and 16th at Chicago’s TRU restaurant. This massive three-day sale features 3,363 lots valued at an estimated $6.2-9.3 million.

Bidders should take note of two particularly remarkable consignments in this sale: The Semersky Collection (lots 2660-2866) and The Paul Chiu Collection (lots 1189-1524). The Semersky Collection launches with a library of Pétrus and first growth Bordeaux, followed by stars from Screaming Eagle and SQN, and concluded with an assortment of rare spirits. Ernie Semersky is a passionate collector who assembled this trove of rarities with care. Everything from this consignment was stored in ideal conditions. The Paul Chiu Collection (lots 1189-1524) showcases many of the top producers of Burgundy. The offering includes selections from Rousseau, Domaine Leflaive, Roumier, Drouhin, Dujac and Mugnier, among others. The excellent storage and provenance, detailed with many original receipts, makes this a collection that Burgundy lovers will not want to miss.

Throughout HDH’s September catalog, bidders will find a plethora of exceptional Bordeaux and Burgundy. Bidders interested in Bordeaux will find 664 lots from over 70 of the region’s top châteaux, with vintages dating from as far back as 1865. Burgundy lovers will be thrilled by the extensive offerings from top producers totaling an estimated $2.2-3.3 million. There are 161 lots of DRC (est. $783,500-1.2 million), 58 lots of Armand Rousseau (est. $173,330-260,540), 44 lots of Leroy (est. $130,800-194,550), and 80 lots of Leflaive (est. $112,140-166,960).

In addition to classic vintages of top Bordeaux and Burgundy, the September sale will include a collection of late release Champagne, sourced directly from the cellars of Dom Pérignon as well as fine California wines from top producers such as Colgin, Harlan, Scarecrow, and Screaming Eagle.

Collectors of fine and rare spirits will find plenty of gems throughout this sale. Highlights from these include NV Hennessy Cognac, Edition Particulière (1 liter) (est. $20,000-30,000), NV LeNell’s Red Hook Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Kentucky Bourbon Distillers Ltd. (1 b) (est. $10,000-15,000), and 1955 Very, Very Old Fitzgerald Bonded 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Stitzel-Weller Distillery (1 b) (est. $2,800-4,200). There is also rare tequila and fine scotch that is not to be missed. Bourbon and Rye aficionados should view this incredible offering from An Esteemed Whiskey Collector (lots 2106-2208).

Join Hart Davis Hart for this spectacular sale at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, TRU. The sale will begin promptly at 8:30am (CT) on September 14th, 15th, and 16th. If you are unable to join HDH in the auction room, you can participate by using our state-of-the-art online bidding platform ( and mobile app. Both absentee bidding and live bidding can be executed using this groundbreaking new technology.

On the day of the sale, registered bidders can follow the auction in the salesroom, watch a video feed of the auction, and bid against the room, all in real time. 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 Hart Davis Hart at 312.854.0096 or emailing [email protected].

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