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Hart Davis Hart Wine Auction Prices Soar in First Half of 2021

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. closes out the first half of 2021 with $40 million in auction sales, led by an increase in live-bidding participation, first-time bidders, and HDH’s industry-leading bidding platform. Holding five wine auctions and one spirits auction over the course of six months, HDH once again asserts its well-deserved status as the top wine auction house in the United States.

During the beginning of 2021, HDH has brought to market prestigious consignments such as The Very Best of Burgundy from a Preeminent American Collector (February 2021), A Treasure Trove of Young and Mature Burgundy (April 2021), and The Gladwyne Cellar (May 2021). HDH continues to see the highest results on the market and set world-record prices.

Bidding has increased globally as well, as a result of HDH’s innovative platform and industry-leading app. From January to June, bids have been pouring in from all over the world, with Asia, Europe and North America leading the way in impressive and determined bidding. With the farthest reach and the largest sale room of any wine auction house in the United States or internationally, Hart Davis Hart ensures that buyers have a superior bidding experience.

As the wine auction market continues to surpass expectations, Hart Davis Hart maintains the highest standards for quality and provenance of any wine auction house in the world. As a result, bidders can be confident that the consignments offered are sourced and stored with the utmost care, and consignors can be assured that their collections are represented with integrity.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti once again dominated the scene with several lots realizing above the high estimate. Notably, a jeroboam of 2004 Romanée-Conti realized an astounding $101,575 against pre-sale estimates of $40,000-$60,000, and 2 magnums of 1971 Echézeaux Domaine de la Romanée-Conti brought in $57,360 (est. $16,000-24,000). Other shining examples of Burgundian greatness include 4 bottles of 1995 Musigny, Domaine Leroy coming in at $77,675 (est. $40,000-60,000); 12 bottles of 1999 Echézeaux , Henri Jayer for Georges Jayer achieving $71,700 (est. $40,000-60,000); and 12 bottles of 1993 Bonnes-Mares, Georges Roumier realizing $53,775 (est. $28,000-42,000).

The excitement as usual carries over into all wines of the world, with spectacular lots such as a 6L of 1995 Ermitage, Cuvée Cathelin, J.L. Chave bringing in $65,725 (est. $35,000-55,000); 12 bottles of 1990 Château Pétrus realizing $57,360 (est. $32,000-48000); and a single bottle of 1992 Screaming Eagle seeing $14,340 (est. $6,500-9,500).

Paul Hart, CEO & Chairman, commented: “We’re appreciate every consignor and buyer who has helped to make the first half of 2021 such a success, it is an exciting time to auction wines. Now is the right time to contact us about the possibility of taking advantage of the current incredible market strength.”

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