Hart Davis Hart Opens Fall Season with $11.1 Million Wine Auction

In a two-day auction this past weekend, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. brought in $11.1 million soaring over the high estimate of $10.1 million while selling 100% of the 3,421 lots offered in their September Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines. The impressive sale was the largest wine auction held in the U.S. so far in 2020, cementing HDH’s top status. An outstanding number of bids were placed over the course of the sale, with bidders participating from 12 countries, bringing 74% of lots to sell above their high estimates.

Friday’s session saw A Monumental Cellar of Sine Qua Non (lots 643-954) bring in $903,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $556,000-831,000. Highlights from the group include 3 bottles of 1998 Sine Qua Non Syrah, Hospice du Rhône, Alban Vineyard which sold for $13,145 (lot 715, est. $8,500-13,000); two 12-bottle lots of 1996 Sine Qua Non White Wine, Omadhaun & Poltroon which brought in $10,157 each (lots 869-870, est. $6,000-9,000); and 11 bottles of 2012 Sine Qua Non White Wine, In the Abstract which garnered $4,541 (lot 910, est. $1,200-1,800).

Saturday opened with The André R. Donikian Collection (lots 1698-1863) which realized $878,000 (est. $545,000-818,000). 12 bottles of 1959 Château Haut-Brion sold for $33,460 (lot 1698, est. $15,000-22,000); while 1982 Bordeaux faired well with 12 bottles of Lafite Rothschild bringing in $35,850 (lot 1708, est. $18,000-28,000); 8 bottles of Latour garnering $15,535 (lot 1709, est. $8,000-12,000); and full case lots of La Mission Haut-Brion (lot 1714, est. $8,500-13,000) and Mouton Rothschild (lot 1716, est. $8,500-13,000) bringing in $15,535.

Additional highlights from the sale include a full case of 2006 La Romanée, Comte Liger-Belair which sold for $59,750 (lot 281, est. $30,000-45,000); a single magnum of 2010 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti which garnered $50,190 (lot 323, est. $26,000-38,000); and a single magnum of 1985 Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Armand Rousseau which brought in $19,120 (lot 2240, est. $7,000-10,000).

As the leading wine auction house in the U.S., HDH has a proven track record of excellence, and continues to exceed its competition in terms of market share, technology and sell-through rate. HDH’s next sale will be held on October 24th and will feature an exceptional selection of wine including a special edition case direct from Château Montrose alongside several other stunning consignments.

Consignments are still being accepting for HDH’s December Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines. If you are looking to make room in your cellar or are looking to capitalize on the current strength of the wine market by consigning a portion of your collection, please contact HDH’s expert consignment team at [email protected] for a complimentary appraisal.

Top Lots by Price (inclusive of 19.5% buyer’s premium):
Lot 266: 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $50,000-75,000) $71,700
Lot 1830: 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $50,000-75,000) $65,725
Lot 281: 2006 La Romanée, Comte Liger-Belair (12 bs) (est. $30,000-45,000) $59,750
Lot 620: 2010 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $40,000-60,000) $59,750
Lot 256: 1989 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (est. $32,000-48,000) $53,775
Lot 323: 2010 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 mag) (est. $26,000-38,000) $50,190
Lot 626: 2013 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $30,000-45,000) $50,190
Lot 254: 1996 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000) $47,800
Lot 622: 2011 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000) $47,800
Lot 280: 2005 Musigny, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier (12 bs) (est. $24,000-35,000) $45,410
Lot 624: 2012 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $30,000-45,000) $45,410
Lot 253: 1995 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $32,000-48,000) $45,410

Top Lots to Exceed Estimates (inclusive of 19.5% buyer’s premium):
Lot 281: 2006 La Romanée, Comte Liger-Belair (12 bs) (est. $30,000-45,000) $59,750
Lot 323: 2010 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 mag) (est. $26,000-38,000) $50,190
Lot 1698: 1959 Château Haut-Brion (12 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000) $33,460
Lot 280: 2005 Musigny, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier (12 bs) (est. $24,000-35,000) $45,410
Lot 2240: 1985 Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Armand Rousseau (1 mag) (est. $7,000-10,000) $19,120
Lot 2143: 1989 Château Haut-Brion (5 mags) (est. $15,000-22,000) $31,070
Lot 2161: 2003 Château Pétrus (1 imp (6L)) (est. $12,000-18,000) $26,290
Lot 1708: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $18,000-28,000) $35,850
Lot 2613: 1964 Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos St-Jacques, Armand Rousseau (6 bs) (est. $8,000-12,000) $19,120
Lot 257: 1990 Château Lafleur (6 mags) (est. $12,000-18,000) $23,900
Lot 254: 1996 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000) $47,800
Lot 622: 2011 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000) $47,800

Sale Stats: Percent sold by lot: 100% | Total Aggregate: $11,084,019
Low Pre-Sale Estimate: $6,794,910 | High Pre-Sale Estimate: $10,171,620

Upcoming Auctions:
October 24, 2020
November 20 & 21, 2020 (Hong Kong)
December 18 & 19, 2020


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