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Burgundy Sale 100% Sold for HDH

26th March, 2013 by Rupert Millar

 

Hart Davis Hart’s “A Celebration of Burgundy” sale was 100% sold in Chicago, with strong bidding leading to double the pre-sale estimate.

AuctionsWith an enthusiastic response to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Armand Rousseau and an ex-cellar collection from Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, the final sale total hit US$4.4million.

DRC dominated the most expensive lots, with collections of 1990 and 1999 selling for $41,825 and $35,850 respectively.

A case of Coche-Dury 2005 Corton-Charlemagne managed to sneak into the top lots at $26,290.

However, it was elsewhere that estimates were smashed, with a case of Domaine Ponsot 1991 Clos de la Roche, Vieilles Vignes, selling for $19,120; another four bottles of the same wine from 1985 making $17,925 and three bottles of Armand Rousseau 1991 Chambertin realising $8,963.

The collection from Hudelot-Noëllat included several large formats and owner Charles van Canneyt was in attendance to see a Jeroboams of 2011 Richebourg and Romanée-St-Vivant make $3,585 apiece.

CEO Paul Hart said: “The weekend was packed with energy and excitement – Chef Johan’s cooking paired with wines from Hudelot-Noëllat provided for an exceptional pre-auction evening and lots of fun!

“Burgundy continued to generate excitement and strong prices. The outpouring of bids from around the globe was tremendous.”

Read this article directly from The Drinks Business.