Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. to Hold World’s Largest Wine Auction of 2015

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. to Hold World’s Largest Wine Auction of 2015
Featuring Incredible Roumier, Rousseau, Screaming Eagle and More

(November 20, 2015—Chicago, IL) - Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the number one wine auction house in the U.S., will hold their first three day auction on December 10, 11, and 12. This exceptional sale of incredible diversity and provenance is expected to be the world’s largest wine auction of 2015, with over 3,400 lots valued at an astonishing $6.8-$10.2 million.

Anchoring this sale is a breathtaking consignment from a prominent East Coast collector that includes one of the most comprehensive collections of fine Burgundy to ever appear at auction. Comprised of exceedingly rare selections from the most heralded and sought-after Burgundian producers, this stellar offering features 66 lots of Coche-Dury (est. $312,050-$463,900), 26 lots of Armand Rousseau (est. $228,350-$339,900), and 37 lots of Domaine Dujac (est. $94,300-$140,650). In addition to the amazing Burgundy selections, this consignment includes a trove of other old world treasures. Champagne enthusiasts will be thrilled by the 25 lots of Dom Pérignon Oenothèque dating back to 1971, while Rhône lovers should not miss the incredible selection of Chave Hermitage. This is truly a collection for the history books and Hart Davis Hart is thrilled to offer these fantastic wines to bidders around the globe.

Additional highlights from this massive sale include spectacular wines from celebrated California producers: 70 lots of Screaming Eagle (est. $262,000-$391,700), 53 lots of Ridge Monte Bello dating back to 1968 and direct from the cellar of winemaking luminary Paul Draper (est. $61,870-$92,520), and 83 lots of rare Sine Qua Non (est. $112,220-$166,260). Italian wines are also well represented by the many gems from Bruno Giacosa, Sassicaia, and Giacomo Conterno. On top of the huge assortment of fine and rare wines, the sale features an impressive selection of Bourbon, Rye, and Scotch. There is most assuredly something for every collector in this extraordinary auction.

Do not miss the opportunity to join Hart Davis Hart for this record breaking sale. The auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, TRU, beginning promptly at 8:30am (CT) on Thursday, December 10, Friday December 11, and Saturday December 12, 2015. If you are unable to join HDH in the auction room, you can participate by using their state of the art online bidding platform (auction.hdhwine.com) and mobile app. Both absentee bidding and live bidding can be executed using this groundbreaking new technology. On the day of the sale, registered bidders can follow the auction in the salesroom, watch a video feed of the auction, and bid against the room, all in real-time.

Hart Davis Hart’s auctions take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, TRU, located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago. Our October auction will begin promptly at 8:30am (CT) on Friday, October 30 and 8:30am (CT) on Saturday, October 31. More details to come on our December sale. Attendance at Hart Davis Hart sales is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Sam Luchsinger at 312.854.0096 or by emailing info@hdhwine.com.

TRU is located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago, just one block East of Michigan Avenue. Attendance at the sale is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Hart Davis Hart at 312.854.0096 or emailing info@hdhwine.com.

Highlights of the December auction:
Lot 178: 1990 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs) (est: $35,000-55,000)
Lot 190: 1982 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Henri Jayer (2 mags) (est: $32,000-48,000)
Lot 215: 1970 Unico, Bodegas Vega Sicilia (12 bs) (est: $6,000-9,000)
Lot 281: 1968 Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Monte Bello (11 bs) (est: $3,200-4,800)
Lot 329: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est: $24,000-35,000)
Lot 745: 1979 Château Le Pin (10 bs) (est: $24,000-35,000)
Lots 784, 785: 1953 Very Old Fitzgerald 8 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Distilled and Bottled by Stitzel-Weller (12 Half Pints (8oz)) (est: $7,500-11,000)
Lot 1133: 1982 Château Pétrus (3 dbl-mags (3L)) (est: $35,000-55,000)
Lot 1447: 2007 Clos de la Roche, Domaine Leroy (12 bs) (est: $10,000-15,000)
Lot 1571: 2004 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (6 mags) (est: $15,000-22,000)
Lot 1972: 1999 Musigny, Georges Roumier (2 bs) (est: $7,000-10,000)
Lot 2224: 2005 Sine Qua Non The Naked Truth / The 17th Nail In My Cranium / Body & Soul Asst. (3 mags) (est: $5,500-8,500)
Lot 2721: 1999 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau (12 bs) (est: $15,000-22,000)
Lot 2807: 2008 Corton-Charlemagne, Coche-Dury (12 bs) (est: $24,000-35,000)
Lots 2946, 2947: 1976 Dom Pérignon, Oenothèque (2003 Disgorgement) (12 bs) (est: $11,000-17,000)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top lots in the auction will be available for viewing on www.hdhwine.com enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

Upcoming Auction Calendar
December 10, 11 & 12, 2015
February 13, 2016
April 2, 2016

Bidding Information
Auction catalogs are available through the website or by calling Hart Davis Hart (hdhwine.com; 312.482.9996). The expanded website allows bidders to view and search the auction catalog and place absentee bids online.

While bidders are encouraged to attend the auction in person, Hart Davis Hart’s state-of-the-art technology allows bidders worldwide to participate in the Chicago-based live auctions via the Internet. Both absentee bidding and live bidding can be executed online at auction.hdhwine.com or via the mobile app. On the day of the sale, bidders can follow the auction in the salesroom, watch a video feed of the auction, and bid against the room, all in real-time. For more information, contact Hart Davis Hart at 312.482.9996 or go to auction.hdhwine.com. Hart Davis Hart also welcomes bids by phone and fax.

About Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.
Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is both a dynamic retailer and an internationally prominent wine auction house, occupying a unique position in the rare wine market. We provide unrivaled expertise and personalized service to collectors and the wine trade, and offer a broad range of options for buying and selling wine.

Founded in October 2004, Hart Davis Hart represents the alliance of three highly-respected industry leaders: John Hart, Michael Davis, and Paul Hart, with a combined experience of nearly 90 years in the rare wine business. John Hart, a renowned expert, has been a leader in the rare wine retail business for over three decades. With extensive careers at Christie's, Davis & Company, and Sotheby's, Michael Davis and Paul Hart are the most experienced wine auctioneers in America.

Hart Davis Hart has emerged as one of the most innovative and trusted sources for rare wines in America, with over 150 years of combined experience in the specialized field of fine and rare wines. They have been the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. since 2012. No other firm can approach their level of expertise, network of relationships, or dedication to service.

Hart Davis Hart core services:
• Traditional Live Auctions
• Private Retail Services
• Online Sales
• Consultation

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Mark Smoler news@hdhwine.com