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An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines
Including Wines From:
The Important Cellar of a Philanthropist

Friday, April 12, 2019  (lots 1-952)
Saturday, April 13, 2019  (lots 953-1626)
9:30am at Spiaggia

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. will hold an exceptional Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines on April 12 and April 13 featuring The Important Cellar of a Philanthropist. The sale will be held at Spiaggia in Chicago and will begin at 9:30am both Friday and Saturday. It is valued at an estimated $6.03-9.02 million and features 1629 lots of incredible diversity and provenance. Bidders can participate by joining HDH in the auction room, or by utilizing their mobile app or auction website.

HDH’s April auction is studded with an incredible group of consignments. The auction house is honored to represent an outstanding group of mature wines from a cellar that maintains exceptional conditions (lots 330-460). The collector of this group is a long time friend of HDH and pillar of the wine community. The collection offers a selection of mature and exceptional Bordeaux and Burgundy from top vintages and producers. Highlights from the group include 1 bottle of 1947 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (lot 373, est. $6,000-9,000); 3 bottles of 1999 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (lot 391, est. $45,000-65,000); a full case of 1982 Château Pétrus (lot 348, est. $35,000-55,000); and a jeroboam (3L) of 1947 Pommery, Brut (lot 456, est. $6,000-9,000).

Additionally, the company will auction a great selection of mature Port and Madeira. Highlights include 3 bottles of 1836 Bastardo Madeira, Lomelino (lot 270, est. $4,800-7,500); two single-bottle lots of 1850 Verdelho Madeira, Companhia Vinicola da Madeira (lots 277-278, est. $1,400-2,000); and 1 bottle of 1912 Fonseca Vintage Port (lot 254, est. $1,600-2,400). California lovers should make note of 6 bottles of 1974 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, Martha's Vineyard (lot 110, est. $7,500-11,000); 3 bottles of 1994 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (lot 537, est. $6,000-9,000); and 3 bottles of 1997 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (lot 540, est. $9,500-14,000).

The centerpiece of HDH’s April auction is The Important Cellar of a Philanthropist (lots 953-1626) which will be offered on Saturday. This collection represents a special opportunity for collectors and is one of the most exquisite collections offered by HDH. The cellar was amassed over a period of more than four decades by the consignor and the wines have exceptional provenance and were all stored and sourced carefully. Iconic Burgundy is at the core of the group with a staggering selection of DRC along with an abundance of other esteemed producers such as Dujac, Jayer, Rousseau and more. Highlights include 12 bottles of 1993 Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Armand Rousseau (lot 1462, est. $40,000-60,000); three 6-bottle lots of 1996 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (lots 1053-1055, est. $75,000-110,000); a full case of 1996 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Réserve Henri Jayer, Henri Jayer (lot 1329, est. $60,000-90,000); and 10 bottles of 2005 Musigny, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier (lot 1398, est. $20,000-30,000).

In addition to the astounding selection of Burgundy offered in The Important Cellar of a Philanthropist, a wonderful selection of Bordeaux is available for bidders. Highlights include 9 bottles of 1978 Château Pétrus (lot 959, est. $8,000-12,000); 1 bottle of 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (lot 961, est. $2,000-3,000); and a thirty-vintage selection of Château d’Yquem in multiple formats (jump to lot 977). HDH is extremely excited to share this exquisite collection with bidders; don’t miss the opportunity to bid!

As always, Hart Davis Hart is committed to offering well-stored, carefully inspected wines. Don’t miss the opportunity to join the auction house for this spectacular two-day sale. HDH happily invites connoisseurs, collectors, and investors to join them in the auction room to bid on these phenomenal wines. If you are unable to attend the sale in person, they encourage you to submit absentee bids or participate in real time by using the HDH mobile app or auction website,