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An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines
Including Wines From:
The Fox Cellar
The Wine Trust Collection
A Selection Direct from the Cellars of Dom Pérignon

Thursday, December 13, 2018  (lots 1-1126)
Friday, December 14, 2018  (lots 1127-2252)
Saturday, December 15, 2018  (lots 2253-3377)
8:30am at Spiaggia

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the #1 auction house in the U.S., announces an exceptional three-day Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines which will take place December 13th, 14th, and 15th at Spiaggia in Chicago. Valued at an estimated $7.4-11.2 million, the auction will feature 3,377 lots of incredible diversity and provenance from over 100 collections, representing every major wine producing region in the world.

The December auction is made up of several distinguished and comprehensive collections, including The Wine Trust Collection (lots 1295-1551), A Selection Direct from the Cellars of Dom Pérignon (lots 1859-1896), and additional offerings from The Fox Cellar (lots 2671-2692). The Wine Trust Collection features an array of top 2009 Bordeaux including full cases of Châteaux Haut-Brion (lots 1296-1304, est. $7,000-10,000), Margaux (lots 1315-1318, est. $6,000-9,000), and Mouton Rothschild (lots 1319-1328, est. $7,000-10,000). All wines in the collection were purchased directly from Châteaux and stored in Bordeaux. The Fox Cellar is headlined by an array of DRC including a single bottle of 2008 Romanée-Conti (lot 2671, est. $10,000-15,000) and one bottle of 2009 Romanée-Conti (lot 2673, est. $10,000-15,000).

Alongside these spectacular consignments, the December sale will include A Selection Direct from the Cellars of Dom Pérignon. Included in this consignment are 3 magnums of 1988 Dom Pérignon Rosé, P3 Vintage (lot 1874, est. $5,000-7,000) and three 3-bottle lots of 1971 Dom Pérignon Brut, P3 Vintage (lots 1865-1867, est. $4,500-6,500).

Also of special note is An Incredible Assortment of 1995 Burgundy from DRC, Leroy and Other Favored Producers (lots 1552-1616). Highlights include 6 bottles of 1995 Romanée-Conti (lot 1598, est. $60,000-90,000); 12 bottles of 1995 Richebourg, Domaine Leroy (lot 1561, est. $38,000-55,000); a full case of 1995 Echézeaux, Henri Jayer for Georges Jayer (lot 1582, est. $35,000-55,000) and more. The owner of this collection has taken great pride in collecting and storing this cellar and the attention to detail clearly shows in the quality of this group.

Additional highlights from the sale include: 

  • 232 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (est. $1.5-2.2 million)
  • 68 lots of Domaine Leroy (est. $425,000-634,000)
  • 38 lots of Château Mouton Rothschild (est. $155,000-229,000)
  • 30 lots of Château Lafite Rothschild (est. $112,000-167,000)
  • 44 lots of Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (est. $205,000-311,000)
  • 69 lots of Masseto (est. $194,000-292,000)
  • 38 lots of Bruno Giacosa (est. $80,000-120,000)

Don’t miss the opportunity to join Hart Davis Hart for this spectacular sale. We happily invite connoisseurs, collectors, and investors to join us in the auction room to bid on these phenomenal wines. If you are unable to attend the sale in person, we encourage you to submit absentee bids or participate in real time by using our state-of-the-art mobile app or our auction website,

Hart Davis Hart’s auctions take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, Spiaggia, located at 980 N. Michigan Ave, 2nd floor, in Chicago. Our auction will begin promptly at 8:30am (CT) on Saturday, December 15th. Attendance at Hart Davis Hart sales is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at Spiaggia during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Sam Luchsinger at 312.854.0096 or by emailing