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Stellar End of Year Auction at Hart Davis Hart

Posted at November 19, 2011 8:09 AM


November 19, 2011 - America's premier wine auction house, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is conducting an exciting auction of Finest and Rarest wines on December 10th at the award-winning restaurant TRU, at 676 North St. Clair Street in Chicago. You can also make long-distance bids.

The sale will feature US private cellars, including the cellar of Hugh Whipple, a passionate and long-time collector, who is thinning his cellar with an offering of magnificent Bordeaux from top vintages mainly in original wooden cases. The Whipple consignment includes wines from 1990 such as Châteaux Haut-Brion, Margaux, Latour and Mouton Rothschild as well as greats from 2000 including Châteaux La Mission Haut Brion and Lafite Rothschild. There is also a dazzling selection of Château d'Yquem from the classic vintages of the past five decades.

Aficionados will also have a chance to bid for top labels from the extensive cellar of Burgundy wines of an East Coast collector featuring producers such as Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Leroy, Méo-Camuzet, Vogüé and Rousseau. The auction is estimated to fetch $3 to $4.5 million and will begin promptly at 9:00 am.

Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Gwen Brooks at 312.854.0096 or by emailing info@hdhwine.com. Photos of the top 30 lots in the auction are now available for viewing on www.hdhwine.com so that prospective bidders can check bottle conditions before bidding.

Although bidders are encouraged to attend the auction in person, Hart Davis Hart welcomes bids by phone, fax, through the website, via the live-bid technology. For more information, contact Hart Davis Hart at 312.482.9996 or go to www.hdhwine.com.

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