Hart Davis Hart February Sale Brings in $10.3 Million Showing Strength of Market Continuing Into 2021

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the #1 wine auction house in the U.S., kicked off what promises to be a tremendous auction year with a blockbuster 100% sold February auction which brought in a total of $10.3 million against a pre-sale estimate of $5.8-8.7 million. The quality and breadth of HDH’s February sale attracted participants from every corner of the U.S. and around the world. Prices were incredibly strong as bidders drove 88% of all lots in the sale to exceed their high estimates. These impressive results solidified Hart Davis Hart’s reputation as the top choice for collectors to represent cellars of incredible quality.

The two-day auction featured treasures from virtually every wine region. The Very Best of Burgundy from A Preeminent American Collector (lots 1133-1604) achieved remarkable results, bringing in $4.8 million against a pre-sale estimate of $2.8-4.2 million. This collection was one of the most exciting groups ever to be offered at auction and represented the finest Burgundy available on the market. Highlights from this special group included 6 magnums of 2007 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti which garnered $65,725 (lot 1169, est. $35,000-55,000); 2 bottles of 1996 Musigny, Domaine Leroy that brought in $45,410 (lot 1313, est. $22,000-32,000); a full case of 1993 Bonnes-Mares, Georges Roumier which sold for $53,775 (lot 1390, est. $28,000-42,000); and 12 bottles of 2007 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau that garnered $35,850 (lot 1487, est. $16,000-24,000).

Also featured was A Professor’s Curated Collection (lots 74-252) which brought in $1.02 million against a pre-sale estimate of $545,000-814,000. This consignment featured 6 bottles of 1999 Richebourg, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti which sold for $31,070 (lot 91, est. $16,000-24,000); a full case of 1999 Echèzeaux, Henri Jayer for Georges Jayer which garnered $71,700 (lot 129, est. $40,000-60,000); 2 bottles of 1999 Musigny, Georges Roumier which brought in $31,070 (lot 173, est. $16,000-24,000); and 7 bottles of the rare 1991 Côte Rôtie, Côte Brune, Cuvée Reservée, Marius Gentaz-Dervieux which sold for $38,240 (lot 225, est. $16,000-24,000).

In addition to these stunning groups, Bordeaux, California, and Rhône had strong hammer prices. Top lots included 5 bottles of 2009 Ermitage, Cuvée Cathelin, Jean-Louis Chave which garnered $45,410 (lot 26, est. $17,000-26,000); 1 bottle of 1959 Inglenook Winery Cabernet Sauvignon that sold for $6,573 (lot 591, est. $350-550); and a 5-liter jeroboam of 1982 Château Margaux which brought in $23,900 (lot 1719, est. $4,500-6,500).

Paul Hart, Hart Davis Hart’s CEO, commented “It was such a fun weekend, and we saw incredible interest from bidders around the world. The quality and breadth of Burgundy in the sale was remarkable and bidders reacted. I invite anybody interested in learning more about the strength of the market or the process of selling with HDH to contact us today. As the #1 wine auction house in the U.S., we will handle your collection with the utmost care and bring you the best results.”

HDH is accepting consignments for upcoming spring and summer auctions. Contact their team at [email protected] for a complimentary appraisal today.

The auction house’s next sale will be a spirits-only auction on March 26th featuring an incredible array of rare and unique spirits. Live bidding will open on Thursday, March 4th at 8:00am CT.

Top Lots by Price (inclusive of 19.5% buyer’s premium):

Lot 129: 1999 Echézeaux, Henri Jayer for Georges Jayer (12 bs) (est. $40,000-60,000) $71,700
Lot 1312: 1995 Musigny, Domaine Leroy (5 bs) (est. $45,000-65,000) $71,700
Lot 1169: 2007 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 mags) (est. $35,000-55,000) $65,725
Lot 1695: 1995 Ermitage, Cuvée Cathelin, Jean-Louis Chave (1 meth (6L)) (est. $35,000-55,000) $65,725
Lot 1134: 1990 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (est. $32,000-48,000) $57,360
Lot 1390: 1993 Bonnes-Mares, Georges Roumier (12 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000) $53,775
Lot 1311: 1993 Musigny, Domaine Leroy (3 bs) (est. $35,000-55,000) $53,775
Lot 1156: 2017 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $30,000-45,000) $50,190
Lot 171: 1999 Chambolle-Musigny, Les Amoureuses, Georges Roumier (10 bs) (est. $32,000-48,000) $50,190
Lot 1277: 1996 Bonnes-Mares, Domaine d’Auvenay (Leroy) (11 bs) (est. $38,000-55,000) $50,190
Lot 1329: 1996 Romanée-St-Vivant, Domaine Leroy (10 bs) (est. $26,000-38,000) $47,800
Top Lots to Exceed Estimates (inclusive of 19.5% buyer’s premium):

Lot 26: 2009 Ermitage, Cuvée Cathelin, Jean-Louis Chave (5 bs) (est. $17,000-26,000) $45,410
Lot 1719: 1982 Château Margaux (1 jeroboam (5L)) (est. $4,500-6,500) $23,900
Lot 225: 1991 Côte Rôtie, Côte Brune, Cuvée Reservée, Marius Gentaz-Dervieux (7 bs) (est. $16,000-24,000) $38,240
Lot 1313: 1996 Musigny, Domaine Leroy (2 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000) $45,410
Lot 1487: 2007 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau (12 bs) (est. $16,000-24,000) $35,850
Lot 1390: 1993 Bonnes-Mares, Georges Roumier (12 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000) $53,775
Lot 129: 1999 Echézeaux, Henri Jayer for Georges Jayer (12 bs) (est. $40,000-60,000) $71,700
Lot 1141: 1967 Château d’Yquem (6 bs) (est. $4,000-6,000) $16,730
Lot 1169: 2007 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 mags) (est. $35,000-55,000) $65,725
Lot 1695: 1995 Ermitage, Cuvée Cathelin, Jean-Louis Chave (1 meth (6L)) (est. $35,000-55,000) $65,725

Sale Stats: Percent sold by lot: 100% | Total Aggregate: $10,345,892
Low Pre-Sale Estimate: $5,836,030 | High Pre-Sale Estimate: $8,712,780

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