Market Remains Strong as Hart Davis Hart May Wine Auction Brings in $5.9 Million

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the #1 wine auction house in the U.S., continued its success in 2021 with a tremendous May auction that brought in a total of $5.9 million against pre-sale estimates of $3.4-5.2 million. These record results were due to the passionate bidding seen throughout the sale from bidders around the globe, bringing 83% of lots to sell above their high estimate. The auction house has sold 100% of all lots offered at auction in 2021 thus far and continues to see the strongest prices realized in the industry.

One of the highlights of the sale was A Pristine Cellar of Benchmarks which offered top wines from around the world. Earnest bidders drove prices high for lots such as 12 bottles of 1990 Vosne-Romanée, Beaux Monts, Domaine Leroy which sold for $33,460 (lot 1254, est. $19,000-28,000); 6 bottles of 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos St-Jacques, Armand Rousseau which garnered $14,340 (lot 1263, est. $7,000-10,000); and an imperial of 1982 Château Mouton Rothschild which brought in $17,925 (lot 1178, est. $9,5000-14,000).

The Gladwyne Cellar attracted good interest from bidders with a deep collection of Sine Qua Non offered. Individual highlights included a 3-magnum assortment of 2000 Sine Qua Non In Flagrante/ Incognito which sold for $6,573 (lot 575, est. $3,000-4,500); two 6-bottle lots of 2003 Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Assortment which brought in $8,365 each (lots 580-581, est. $4,800-7,500); and 3 bottles of 2012 Sine Qua Non Chardonnay, Pearl Clutcher which garnered $5,019 (lot 669, est. $2,200-3,200).

Burgundy prices remained robust with 6 bottles of 2014 Montrachet, Comtes Lafon garnering $22,705 (lot 1160, est. $10,000-15,000); 6 magnums of 2005 Echézeaux, Emmanuel Rouget selling for $16,730 (lot 1806, est. $6,500-9,500); and 6 bottles of 2015 Romanée-St-Vivant, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti bringing in $19,120 (lot 68, est. $9,500-14,000).

Additional highlights from the sale included a full case of 1990 Hermitage, Jean-Louis Chave which brought in $23,900 (lot 1084, est. $12,000-18,000); a double-magnum of 1995 Alzero, Giuseppe Quintarelli which garnered $6,573 (lot 539, est. $1,500-2,200); and 6 bottles of 2001 Harlan Estate Red Wine which sold for $8,365 (lot 433, est. $3,800-5,500).

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 June 25 & 26 and will feature an exceptional selection of wine.

Consignments are being accepted for HDH’s fall auctions. If you are looking to make room in your cellar or to capitalize on the current strength of the wine market by consigning a proportion 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 1082: 1996 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $38,000-55,000) $53,775
Lot 1254: 1990 Vosne-Romanée, Beaux Monts, Domaine Leroy (12 bs) (est. $19,000-28,000) $33,460
Lot 521: 1996 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (est. $19,000-28,000) $31,070
Lot 524: 1990 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (5 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000) $31,070
Lot 1098: 2015 Château Pétrus (3 mags) (est. $20,000-30,000) $26,290
Lot 1783: 2005 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau (6 bs) (est. $18,000-28,000) $26,290
Lot 1084: 1990 Hermitage, Jean-Louis Chave (12 bs) (est. $12,000-18,000) $23,900
Lot 1160: 2014 Montrachet, Comtes Lafon (6 bs) (est. $10,000-15,000) $22,705
Lot 1433: 2016 Château Pétrus (3 mags) (est. $15,000-22,000) $22,705
Lot 1432: 2016 Château Pétrus (6 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000) $21,510

Top Lots to Exceed Estimates (inclusive of 19.5% buyer’s premium):

Lot 1160: 2014 Montrachet, Comtes Lafon (6 bs) (est. $10,000-15,000) $22,705
Lot 1806: 2005 Echézeaux, Emmanuel Rouget (6 mags) (est. $6,500-9,500) $16,730
Lot 1945: 2005 Clos de Tart, Domaine du Clos de Tart (12 bs) (est. $6,000-9,000) $15,535
Lot 1084: 1990 Hermitage, Jean-Louis Chave (12 bs) (est. $12,000-18,000) $23,900
Lot 1254: 1990 Vosne-Romanée, Beaux Monts, Domaine Leroy (12 bs) (est. $19,000-28,000) $33,460
Lot 68: 2015 Romanée-St-Vivant, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 bs) (est. $9,500-14,000) $19,120
Lot 1954: 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos St-Jacques, Armand Rousseau (4 bs) (est. $4,200-6,500) $11,353
Lot 539: 1995 Alzero, Giuseppe Quintarelli (1 dbl-mag (3L)) (est. $1,500-2,200) $6,573
Lot 1263: 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos St-Jacques, Armand Rousseau (6 bs) (est. $7,000-10,000) $14,340
Lot 1178: 1982 Château Mouton Rothschild (1 imp (6L)) (est. $9,500-14,000) $17,925
Sale Stats: Percent sold by lot: 100% | Total Aggregate: $5,975,275
Low Pre-Sale Estimate: $3,483,020 | High Pre-Sale Estimate: $5,211,510

Upcoming Auctions:
June 25 & 26, 2021
August 12 & 13, 2021
September 24 & 25, 2021

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