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Hart Davis Hart Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines Brings in $9.4M

Last week’s HDH auction brought in $9,455,426, toppling its pre-sale low estimate of $6.5M. All 2,994 lots sold, 205 of which hammered above their high estimate.

Multiple categories, including classic white Burgundy, Bordeaux, and sweet Bordeaux, hammered well above their estimate midpoint. Mature Bordeaux garnered the most bids, with impressive competition on lots from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

It was the Northern Rhône collections within this auction, however, that stole the show. Going for well above the midpoint, Jean-Louis Chave, Guigal, and others brought in impressive numbers of absentee and live bids, and a pristine case of 1978 Chave Hermitage saw the highest bid at $45,410.

HDH continues to attract the industry’s largest bidding pool, with upward trends in absentee and live bidding. An increased average number of bids per lot underscores the strength of the current market. Auctioneers opened many lots for live bidding with upwards of 20 absentee bids already in place. Participation continues to grow exponentially from South America and Western Europe, while Asia’s presence remains firmly rooted. In all, the sale drew bidders from 15 different countries around the world.

Hart Davis Hart continues to maintain the industry’s lowest Buyer’s Premium at 19.5%. With no other hidden fees, this number is now well over seven points lower than many major houses’. HDH’s lower BP translates to a higher percentage of the hammer price going to HDH consignors. This is confirmed sale after sale with the exceptional quality of collections coming to the Hart Davis Hart auction block.

Highlights from An Auction of Finest and Rarest Wines:
All prices are shown inclusive of 19.5% buyer’s premium
Lot 1: 1985 Château Margaux 1.5L (6mags) (est. $3,800-5,500) $6,573
Lot 11: 2000 Château Trotanoy (12bs) (est. $1,900-2,800) $3,346
Lot 340: 2014 Chevalier-Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive (6bs) (est. $6,500-9,500) $11,950
Lot 345: 2014 Puligny-Montrachet, Les Pucelles, Domaine Leflaive (6bs) (est. $1,800-2,800) $4,183
Lot 359: 2014 Chevalier-Montrachet, Jean-Claude Ramonet (1b) (est. $850-1,300) 2,032
Lot 360: 2014 Chevalier-Montrachet, Jean-Claude Ramonet (6bs) (est. 5,000-7,500) $10,158
Lot 463: 2015 Barolo, Monvigliero, G. B. Burlotto (6bs) (est. 1,500-2,200) $3,107
Lot 2194: 2008 Louis Roederer, Cristal (6bs) (est. $1,300-1,900) $2,151
Lot 2197: NV Jacques Selosse, Blanc de Blancs, Cuvée Initial (6bs) (est. $1,500-2,200) $2,868
Lot 2227: 1982 Château Pétrus (6bs) (est. $11,000-17,000) $20,315
Lot 2245: 2010 Montrachet, Bouchard Père et Fils (6bs) (est. $2,800-4,200) $4,780
Lot 2259: 1970 Unico, Bodegas Vega Sicilia (2bs) (est. $1,500-2,200) $2,868
Lot 2324: 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Soldera Case Basse (6bs) (est. $4,500-6,500) $8,962
Lot 2326: 2007 Le Pergole Torte, Montevertine (7bs) (est. $1,400-2,000) $2,629
Lot 2446: 2020 Grands-Echézeaux, Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot (6bs) (est. $1,100-1,700) $2,271
Lot 2679: 1975 Château Petrus (1b) (est. $1,300-1,900) $3,107
Lot 2845: 1979 Hermitage, Jean-Louis Chave (12bs) (est. $9,500-14,000) $20,315
Lot 2871: 1978 Côte Rôtie, La Mouline, Guigal (5bs) (est. $14,000-20,000) $28,680
Lot 2902: 1991 Hermitage Blanc, Jean-Louis Chave (12bs) (est. $2,000-3,000) $4,780
Lot 2910: 1995 Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhône Rouge, Domaine de Trévallon (11bs) (est. $950-1,400) $1,793
Lot 2921: 1995 La Jota Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Anniversary Release (11bs) (est. $650-950) $1,434
Lot 2987: 1970 Fonseca Vintage Port (12bs) (est. $900-1,400) $2,032

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