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Hart Davis Hart Kicks Off 2018 with $10,077,363 Auction

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. brought in a total of $10,077,363 this past weekend against pre-sale estimates of $6.3-9.4 million, making it the second largest auction in HDH’s history. The firm’s February sale was the sixth largest wine auction to be held worldwide over the past 5 years. A record amount of bids were placed over the course of the three-day sale which saw participation from 15 different countries, bringing nearly 65% of lots selling above their high estimate.

The three-day auction featured treasures from Burgundy, Bordeaux, California, Champagne and more. An impressive selection from The Fox Cellar (lots 2668-2839) brought in $647,307 against pre-sale estimates of $427,300-632,600. Highlights from this special group were 3 magnums of 2009 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti which garnered $31,070 (est. $19,000-28,000) and 3 magnums of 2009 Château Pétrus which sold for $22,705 (est. $14,000-20,000). Also of note was A Stunning Collection of Burgundy from Mugneret-Gibourg (lots 3219-3283) which brought in $253,638 (est. $101,200-150,150). This consignment featured 12 bottles of 2005 Ruchottes-Chambertin which sold for $11,352 (est. $5,000-7,500) and 12 bottles of 2012 Ruchottes-Chambertin which garnered $10,157 (est. $3,500-5,500).

Red Bordeaux and Red Burgundy continued to see strong results this past weekend. The 1,194 lots of Red Bordeaux brought in $3,989,256 (est. $2,639,410-3,937,060). Several highlights include an imperial of 2005 Château Mouton Rothschild which sold for $17,925 (est. $9,500-14,000); an imperial of 2005 Château Pétrus which garnered $35,850 (est. $22,000-32,000); and 12 bottles of 1997 Château Pétrus which brought in $22,705 (est. $13,000-19,000). The 672 lots of Red Burgundy sold for $2,725,771 (est. $1,553,520-2,318,460). Impressive bottles from the selection include 12 bottles of 1997 Richebourg, Domaine Leroy which sold for $31,070 (est. $11,000-17,000); 10 bottles of 1990 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau which garnered $45,410 (est. $26,000-38,000); and 1 jeroboam of 2005 Chambertin, Armand Rosseau which brought in $22,705 (est. $8,500-13,000).

• 735 lots of California Cabernet Sauvignon & Meritage sold for $1,563,394 (pre-sale est. $979,950-1,473,730)
• 137 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti sold for $1,175,760 (pre-sale est. $720,350-1,075,850)
• 39 lots of Domaine Leroy sold for $374,035 (pre-sale est. $186,130-278,550)
• 104 lots of Château Lafite Rothschild sold for $625,952 (pre-sale est. $443,200-664,230)
• 53 lots of Château Pétrus sold for $522,454 (pre-sale est. $339,000-502,200)
• 107 lots of Château Mouton Rothschild sold for $461,449 (pre-sale est. $298,650-443,700)
• 62 lots of Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon sold for $465,094 (pre-sale est. $273,600-415,600)

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Hart Davis Hart’s next sale will be a two-day mobile-only auction on March 15th & 16th. On the weekend of April 14th, the auction house will host their 7th annual Celebration of Burgundy auction. Consignments are still being accepted for the Burgundy auction through March 7th. Don’t miss the opportunity to consign your wine in this strong market with America’s #1 auction house.

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