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Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Sells Over $5 Million
and 99.99% of Lots in September Auction

Strong Start to Fall Auction Season as HDH remains
#1 Auction House in the United States
World Record Prices Achieved for Burgundy from Dujac & Rousseau

  

(September 23, 2013 - Chicago, IL) - Hart Davis Hart concluded another strong auction this weekend, continuing its momentum into the fall season. The two-day event, which was held at Chicago’s TRU Restaurant, realized more than $5.0 Million in aggregate sales for America’s leader in wine auction sales. With five auctions closed for the calendar year, HDH has eclipsed $25.0 Million in sales with 99.9% of its 8,103 lots finding bidders.

Bidding for Burgundy remained very strong, as collectors fought for ownership over top bottlings. Twelve bottles of 1990 Clos St.-Denis, Domaine Dujac shattered its pre-sale auction estimate ( $10,000-$15,000) and set a new world record of $23,900. A case of 1996 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau also surpassed world record prices, selling for $19,120 (est. $10,000-$15,000). Additionally, bidding for Bordeaux and California wines were also strong with a case of 1982 Château Latour (12 bs) selling above estimate (est. $12,000-$18,000) for $21,510.

“We were thrilled by the participation and excitement in last weekend’s auction,” commented CEO Paul Hart. “I noticed many new bidders joined in the action compared to past auctions this year. Bidding volume was the highest we have seen in some time.”

As part of the auction weekend, HDH hosted an extensive Comparative Bordeaux Tasting, featuring 20 Chateaux including all first growths from both the 1990 and 2000 vintages. The unique tasting provided an outstanding opportunity to compare these great vintages.

Bidders participated from 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, The Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

Top Lots by Price (inclusive of 19.5% buyer’s premium):
Lot 1202: 2009 Château Pétrus (6 mags) (est. $40,000-$60,000) $47,800
Lot 1424: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $24,000-$35,000) $41,825
Lot 1073: 2009 Château Le Pin (6 mags) (est. $30,000-$45,000) $35,850
Lot 1225: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $24,000-$35,000) $35,850
Lot 588: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $24,000-$35,000) $35,850
Lot 1201: 2009 Château Pétrus (3 mags) (est. $20,000-$30,000) $23,900
Lot 1359: 2000 Château Pétrus (6 bs) (est. $15,000-$22,000) $23,900
Lot 209: 1990 Bonnes-Mares, Domaine Dujac (12 bs) (est. $12,000-$18,000) $23,900
Lot 213: 1990 Clos de la Roche, Domaine Dujac (12 bs) (est. $10,000-$15,000) $23,900
Lot 214: 1990 Clos St.-Denis, Domaine Dujac (12 bs) (est. $9,500-$14,000) $22,705

Percent sold by lot: 99.9%
Total Aggregate: $5,025,477
Low Pre-Sale Estimate: $3,434,770
High Pre-Sale Estimate: $5,129,630

 

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