Burgundy market continues to boom, HDH leads the worldwide Burgundy explosion with yet another Burgundy only auction

DRCAssortment1997

Lot 1353:1997 DRC Case Assortment from the Cellar of a Distinguished New York Collector

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is pleased to announce our annual “Celebration of Burgundy,” the largest Burgundy only auction in the world for the third year running. This special 1,440 lot sale will be held on March 28th in Chicago and is estimated to fetch $2,747,040-$4,103,630. With worldwide demand for Burgundy at an all-time high, the scope of this auction is expected to attract bidders from all over North and South America, Europe and Asia.

With just a cursory glance through the catalog, bidders will note this auction’s remarkable coverage of the region: 144 Burgundian domaines are represented, with vintages ranging from 1949 to 2013. The sale boasts an encyclopedic array of wines from Coche-Dury, Dujac, Fourrier, Jayer, Leflaive, Leroy, Rousseau, Roumier, Vogüé and their peers. Whether you are a seasoned Burgundy collector or are just getting to know the region for the first time, this auction is well worth your attention.

No Burgundy sale would be complete without DRC, and this auction has it in spades. Bidders will find an impressive 133 lots from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti spanning 39 vintages and estimated at $722,350–$1,077,600. Included are 7 assortments in owc and 115 bottles of La Tâche.

HDH is thrilled to represent a number of consignments with particularly impeccable provenance in this auction. These include an extensive selection of wines from Henri Jayer purchased upon release by the current owner (lots 172-212), as well as a stunning offering of white Burgundy from Coche-Dury, DRC, Leflaive, Leroy, Raveneau and more assembled by one of the world’s most esteemed collectors (all acquired on release, lots 436-539). In addition, the auction also features wines direct from the cellars of Fourrier and Hudelot-Noëllat (lots 372-435). This includes Grand Cru offerings from Jean-Marie Fourrier’s exciting new négociant business.

In conjunction with the auction, HDH will host an evening celebration on March 27th at Everest featuring the exceptional wines and cuisine of Burgundy. Special guest Jack Daniels of renowned importer, Wilson Daniels – the exclusive importer for DRC and Domaine Leflaive, will share his extensive knowledge of his company’s distinctive portfolio. The special tasting menu will be a culinary collaboration of Chef Johan Bjorkland from Bistro de L’Hôtel de Beaune and celebrated Chicago chef Jean Joho.

Attendance to the auction is open to the public and free of charge; the sale will begin promptly at 8:30am. Pre-registration for the auction and reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) can be made by calling Hart Davis Hart at 312.667.1161 or by emailing info@hdhwine.com.

Highlights of the March 28th Auction:
Lot 179: 1989 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Henri Jayer (3 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 218: 1999 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 bs) (est. $16,000-24,000)
Lot 373: 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos St.-Jacques, Cuvée Centenaire, Domaine Fourrier (3 mags) (est. $8,000-12,000)
Lot 498: 2008 Chevalier-Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive (12 bs) (est. $3,800-5,500)
Lot 541: 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000)
Lot 583: 2001 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $26,000-38,000)
Lot 586: 2007 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $24,000-35,000)
Lot 607: 2005 La Romanée, Comte Liger-Belair (3 mags) (est. $24,000-35,000)
Lot 728: 2008 Corton-Charlemagne, Coche-Dury (6 bs) (est. $11,000-17,000)
Lot 739: 1983 Musigny, Georges Roumier (9 bs) (est. $18,000-28,000)
Lot 907: 2008 Romanée-St.-Vivant, Domaine Dujac (3 mags) (est. $3,500-5,500)
Lot 1027: 1996 Chevalier-Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive (10 bs) (est. $5,000-7,500)
Lot 1179: 1990 Latricières-Chambertin, Domaine Leroy (12 bs) (est. $12,000-18,000)
Lot 1246: 2011 Richebourg, Domaine Leroy (12 bs) (est. $19,000-28,000)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top lots in the auction will be available for viewing on www.hdhwine.com beginning Friday, March 6th, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

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