Hart Davis Hart to Hold Three-Day Auction at Spiaggia in Chicago on May 17th, 18th & 19th

Featuring The Dr. Lee Smith Collection and Rare New and Old World Wines

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. will hold An Auction of Finest and Rarest Wines on May 17th, 18th and 19th. Valued at an estimated $6-9 million, this impressive three-day sale will feature 2,982 lots of incredible diversity and provenance.

Hart Davis Hart takes pride in offering well-stored wines with exceptional provenance and this auction certainly delivers. Bidders should take note of The Dr. Lee Smith Collection (lots 2241-2694) which boasts an incredible selection of rare Burgundy, classified Bordeaux and top Rhône wines. The collection launches with over 60 lots of top Bordeaux dating back to 1937. The showpiece of Dr. Smith’s collection is a vast array of exceptional Burgundy from top producers like Rousseau, DRC, Dujac, Raveneau, and Leflaive, among others. Highlights include a full case of 1990 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (est. $48,000-75,000); 6 bottles of 1990 Chambolle-Musigny, Les Amoureuses, Georges Roumier (est. $15,000-22,000); and 12 bottles of 2009 Richebourg, Hudelot-Noëllat (est. $6,000-9,000). White Burgundy collectors should browse the offerings carefully, as they will find a selection of Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, including several magnums. Concluding Dr. Smith’s collection, bidders will find an array of top Rhône wines from Guigal, Rayas, Chave and more. Hart Davis Hart is honored to represent such a remarkable cellar. Dr. Smith acquired all wines upon or near release directly from limited sources, with receipts for virtually every bottle. Many of the wines were tucked away for years, completely unseen and untouched, with all wines being stored in ideal cellar conditions. Bidders should bid with confidence on this incredible collection of world-class wines of impeccable provenance.

Throughout HDH’s May catalog, bidders will find a plethora of exceptional bottles from Bordeaux and California. Bidders interested in Bordeaux will find over 800 lots from over 100 of the region’s top châteaux, with vintages dating from as far back as 1919. California lovers will be thrilled with extensive offers from top producers including 65 lots of Screaming Eagle (est. $316,800-478,700), 41 lots of Sine Qua Non (est. $73,400-109,030), 42 lots of Harlan (est. $78,630-117,750), and 48 lots of Dominus (est. $58,300-86,450).

Collectors of Madeira will find plenty of gems throughout this sale, with over 70 lots dating back to 1802. Highlights include two single bottle lots of 1802 Terrantez Madeira, Special Reserve Oscar Acciaioly (est. $5,500-8,500), 12 bottles of 1907 Malvazia Reserva Madeira D’Oliveira (est. $3,500-5,500), and three bottles of 1863 Malvasia Solera Madeira Blandy’s (est. $2,800-4,200).

Bidders should utilize Hart Davis Hart’s mobile app or auction website to place live and absentee bids. The industry-leading technology was introduced in March 2015 and has been an integral part of every auction since. The platform allows for a seamless auction experience for both buyers and sellers and has created a truly global market for Hart Davis Hart.

HDH’s May An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, Spiaggia, located at 980 N. Michigan Ave, 2nd floor. Our May auction will begin promptly at 8:30am (CT) on May 17th, 18th, and 19th. Attendance at Hart Davis Hart sales is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at Spiaggia during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Sam Luchsinger at 312.854.0096 or by emailing [email protected]

For more information on Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. or to arrange a media visit, please contact Sophia Springer at 312.324.0951, [email protected] or visit hdhwine.com