HDH Brings in $8 Million
in November Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines
An Auction of Finest &
Rarest Wines

The Legacy Collection
Wines of a Seasoned Collector
The Meadows Cellar

Thursday, November 16, 2023
Friday, November 17, 2023
9:00am ET
Last week, Hart Davis Hart's two-day Auction of Finest and Rarest Wines brought in a total of $8,024,592, surpassing the pre-sale low estimate of $6,038,160. The sale achieved a notably strong 99.6% sell-through rate over 1700+ lots. Our industry-standard online bidding platform welcomed active participation from bidders in 15 different countries.

Collectors enjoyed particularly unique selections in this sale, from perfectly stored century-old Bordeaux to the top niche Burgundy of this decade. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti dominated the top ten lots, with a 3L bottling of 2006 Romanée-Conti crowned king at over $95,000. The Meadows Cellar brought us twelve vintages of Château d'Yquem going back to 1945. An enormous assortment of large formats from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and Piedmont reigned supreme throughout the sale.

On day one of the sale, HDH welcomed guests at the Four Seasons Chicago for its Annual Bordeaux Tasting, this year a 20 Vintage Retrospective of Pichon Comtesse, dating back to 1970. Day two brought clients together at Chicago's beloved Avec Restaurant for a lively bidding party, chatting through bids and opening bottles.

Mark your calendar for the last sale of the year, December 20th-22nd, a three-day auction that promises to bring even more excitement. Reach out to the HDH team any time about bidding strategies, consigning this winter, or for a complimentary appraisal:

Highlights from An Auction of Finest and Rarest Wines:
All prices shown inclusive of 19.5% buyer's premium

Lot 1: 1982 Château Latour (6bs) (est. $6,500-9,500) $11,950
Lot 23: 2010 Bonnes-Mares, Vieilles Vignes, Dominique Laurent (11bs) (est. $1,400-2,000)  $2,868
Lot 193: 2018 Château Mouton Rothschild (3bs) (est. $1,200-1,800) $2,390

Lot 344: 2010 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau (6bs) (est. $18,000-28,000) $33,460

Lot 651: 2015 Montrachet, Domaine Ramonet (1b) (est. $2,000-3,000) $4,183
Lot 667: 1960 Unico, Bodegas Vega Sicilia 1.5L (1mag) (est. $1,600-2,400) $4,183
Lot 745: 1961 Château Latour (1b) (est. $3,000-4,500) $9,560

Lot 1239: 1945 Château d'Yquem (1b) (est. $2,400-3,500) $5,019
Lot 1315: 1795 CVM Terrantez, Companhia Vinicola da Madeira (1b) (est. $7,500-11,000) $16,730
Lot 1522: 2016 Marcassin Winery Chardonnay, Marcassin Vineyard (6bs) (est. $1,800-2,800) $3,346

Lot 1047: 2001 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Réserve Henri Jayer, Henri Jayer (1 mag)
(est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 1080: 1945 Château Latour (3bs)
(est. $9,000-14,000)

Lot 1315: 1795 CVM Terrantez Vintage Madeira, Companhia Vinicola da Madeira (1b)
(est. $7,500-11,000)
About Hart Davis Hart Auction Co.
Hart Davis Hart Auction Co. is the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. and a leading online retailer, occupying a unique position in the rare wine market. HDH provides unrivaled expertise and personalized service to collectors and the wine trade, offering a broad range of options for buying and selling wine. The company was founded in October 2004 by our team of the most experienced professionals in the wine industry and quickly became a trusted source for rare wine. Today, HDH is helmed by Paul Hart (Chairman & CEO), and Ben Nelson (President). Paul began his career at Christie’s Wine Department and held executive positions at Davis & Company and Sotheby’s. As part of their commitment to superior service, Hart Davis Hart spearheaded the development of their online bidding platform, which is the most sophisticated system of its kind. Released in March of 2015, the mobile app and auction website allow users to place absentee and live bids from anywhere. Hart Davis Hart’s dedication to innovation has made the firm the industry leader in terms of technology, service, and expertise.

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