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Sep
20
Fri
Auction 1309 @ TRU Restaurant
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Auction 1309 @ TRU Restaurant | Chicago | Illinois | United States

TRUIt is a privilege to hold our auctions at the award-winning restaurant Tru in Chicago. Since opening in 1999, Tru has attracted international attention and has received many prestigious awards and nominations, including a James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant in 2000.

Annual Comparative Bordeaux Tasting Vintages 1990 & 2000 @ Spiaggia
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm
Annual Comparative Bordeaux Tasting Vintages 1990 & 2000 @ Spiaggia | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Please join us for our annual Comparative Bordeaux Tasting as we celebrate the benchmark 1990 and 2000 vintages. Revered by critics and consumers alike, these vintages and considered two of the best in the last 30 years. The tasting will feature 40 wines from 20 top Châteaux.

The 2000 Bordeaux vintage has often been cited as the greatest since 1990, and comparing the two side-by-side will provide a unique tasting experience. With 13 and 23 years of maturity respectively, the wines have developed to express the complexity, fruit and balance of these great clarets.

Of the twenty Châteaux represented, we will pour all fi ve of the First Growths: Haut-Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Margaux and Mouton Rothschild. They will be joined by traditional favorites La Mission Haut-Brion, Cheval Blanc, Pichon- Lalande, Lynch-Bages, and Léoville-Las-Cases. The 1990 & 2000 Margaux, 1990 Montrose and 2000 La Mission Haut-Brion have all earned the elusive 100-point score. A preview of many of the wines to be opened:

  • Château Calon-Segur
  • Château Cheval Blanc
  • Château Clinet
  • Château La Conseillante
  • Château Cos d’Estournel
  • Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
  • Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
  • Château Gruaud Larose
  • Château Haut-Brion
  • Château Lafite Rothschild
  • Château Latour
  • Château Léoville-Las-Cases
  • Château Léoville Poyferre
  • Château Lynch-Bages
  • Château Margaux
  • Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Château Montrose
  • Château Mouton Rothschild
  • Château Palmer
  • Château Pichon-Longueville, Baron
  • Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande

*Wines are subject to change

Sep
21
Sat
Auction 1309 @ TRU Restaurant
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Auction 1309 @ TRU Restaurant | Chicago | Illinois | United States

TRUIt is a privilege to hold our auctions at the award-winning restaurant Tru in Chicago. Since opening in 1999, Tru has attracted international attention and has received many prestigious awards and nominations, including a James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant in 2000.

Oct
4
Fri
Hope Dream Live Charity Auction @ Ridgemoor Country Club
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm

On Friday, October 4th, we will be holding our annual charity wine auction benefiting Camp Independence. The auction features a variety of collectible wines from Bordeaux, Italy and California. Highlights include a double magnum (3L) of 2004 Château Mouton Rothschild, three bottles of 2009 Harlan and a Chicago Fine Dining Package. We hope you are able to participate and support this important cause.

*All of the wines donated for this sale have been deemed to be in excellent condition for age by the Hart Davis Hart staff. No buyer’s premium will be assessed on these lots and 100% of the proceeds go directly to Camp Independence.

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Oct
25
Fri
An Auction of Finest and Rarest Wines @ TRU Restaurant
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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We will hold an exciting auction of finest and rarest wines on October 25th and 26th at award-winning restaurant Tru, located at 676 North St. Clair Street in Chicago. The massive two-day auction includes 2,071 lots, the largest two-day auction that HDH has ever held, and is estimated to fetch $3.1 – $4.6 million.

Burgundy aficionados will have the opportunity to acquire top wines of the best vintages from sought-after producers Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Mugnier, Ponsot and Rousseau. Of special note is a case of 1991 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs) estimated at $24,000-$35,000, a case of 1996 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau (12 bs) estimated at $10,000-$15,000 and three magnums of 2009 Chambertin, Domaine Dujac estimated at $7,500-$11,000.

Additional highlights of the sale include an impressive collection of large format Bordeaux featuring 2005 Château Cheval Blanc (1 melchior (18L)) estimated at $20,000-$30,000 and 1982 Château Ausone (1 imperial (6L)), estimated at $6,000-$9,000.

California collectors will delight in 14 consecutive Screaming Eagle vintages and over 45 lots of Harlan Estate. Treasures from Italy include Giacosa, Gaja, and Conterno with extremely rare offerings of 1971 Barolo Riserva, Monfortino, Giacomo Conterno (11 bs) estimated at $9,500-$14,000, and 1990 Barbaresco Riserva, Santo Stefano, Bruno Giacosa (12 bs) estimated at $5,000-$7,500.

Free Shipping to Hong Kong

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is offering free temperature-controlled shipping to Hong Kong for all successful auction bidders. Wines will be sent to our partner storage facility in Hong Kong, 13 Degrees Wine Cellar, in mid-November with an approximate delivery date of mid- December. HDH will provide complimentary storage for the first 30 days at the 13 Degrees facility. Free consolidated shipping is offered biannually to all fully paid auction and retail orders.

Important Bidding and Auction Information

Absentee bids may be submitted online, via facsimile at 312.335.9096 or by calling HDH at 312.854.0100. Phone bidding can be arranged in advance by contacting HDH at 312.854.0100. Live online bidding is available for real-time bidding over the Internet. Visit HDH Live for more details.

The live auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant Tru, beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. (CT) on Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2013. Tru is located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago, just one block East of Michigan Avenue. Attendance is open to the public and free of charge, though we suggest and encourage you to pre-register. Pre-registration for the auction and reservations for lunch at TRU during the sale ($75) should be made by contacting Gwen Brooks at 312.854.0096.

Visit our Highlights Gallery here: http://blog.hdhwine.com/hdh-gallery/

The Celebrated Chablis of François Raveneau @ MK Restaurant
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Celebrated Chablis of François Raveneau @ MK Restaurant | Chicago | Illinois | United States

MK_LogoThe Premier & Grand Cru Chablis of François Raveneau are legendary, and for good reason. Produced from minuscule vineyards (9.29 hectares in total) and crafted in a traditional style, the wines are rich, decadent, layered with minerality and always in short supply.

Join us for a walk-around tasting as we compare the great vineyards of Les Clos, Valmur, Butteaux, Blanchots, and Les Chapelots from several top vintages. We will explore the true expression of the region’s spectacular terroir. MK Restaurant, led by Chef Michael Kornick, will prepare an excellent array of light hors d’oeuvres utilizing the freshest seafood, including a raw bar featuring a variety of oysters from the East & West Coasts to pair with the wines.

Wines:

  • Chablis, Les Clos, Raveneau: 2007, 2005, 1999
  • Chablis, Blanchots, Raveneau: 2009, 2008, 1995
  • Chablis, Butteaux, Raveneau: 2009, 2007, 2005
  • Chablis, Les Chapelots, Raveneau: 2009, 2006, 2005
  • Chablis, Valmur, Raveneau: 2007, 2003, 1998
Oct
26
Sat
An Auction of Finest and Rarest Wines @ TRU Restaurant
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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We will hold an exciting auction of finest and rarest wines on October 25th and 26th at award-winning restaurant Tru, located at 676 North St. Clair Street in Chicago. The massive two-day auction includes 2,071 lots, the largest two-day auction that HDH has ever held, and is estimated to fetch $3.1 – $4.6 million.

Burgundy aficionados will have the opportunity to acquire top wines of the best vintages from sought-after producers Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Mugnier, Ponsot and Rousseau. Of special note is a case of 1991 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs) estimated at $24,000-$35,000, a case of 1996 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau (12 bs) estimated at $10,000-$15,000 and three magnums of 2009 Chambertin, Domaine Dujac estimated at $7,500-$11,000.

Additional highlights of the sale include an impressive collection of large format Bordeaux featuring 2005 Château Cheval Blanc (1 melchior (18L)) estimated at $20,000-$30,000 and 1982 Château Ausone (1 imperial (6L)), estimated at $6,000-$9,000.

California collectors will delight in 14 consecutive Screaming Eagle vintages and over 45 lots of Harlan Estate. Treasures from Italy include Giacosa, Gaja, and Conterno with extremely rare offerings of 1971 Barolo Riserva, Monfortino, Giacomo Conterno (11 bs) estimated at $9,500-$14,000, and 1990 Barbaresco Riserva, Santo Stefano, Bruno Giacosa (12 bs) estimated at $5,000-$7,500.

Free Shipping to Hong Kong

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is offering free temperature-controlled shipping to Hong Kong for all successful auction bidders. Wines will be sent to our partner storage facility in Hong Kong, 13 Degrees Wine Cellar, in mid-November with an approximate delivery date of mid- December. HDH will provide complimentary storage for the first 30 days at the 13 Degrees facility. Free consolidated shipping is offered biannually to all fully paid auction and retail orders.

Important Bidding and Auction Information

Absentee bids may be submitted online, via facsimile at 312.335.9096 or by calling HDH at 312.854.0100. Phone bidding can be arranged in advance by contacting HDH at 312.854.0100. Live online bidding is available for real-time bidding over the Internet. Visit HDH Live for more details.

The live auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant Tru, beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. (CT) on Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2013. Tru is located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago, just one block East of Michigan Avenue. Attendance is open to the public and free of charge, though we suggest and encourage you to pre-register. Pre-registration for the auction and reservations for lunch at TRU during the sale ($75) should be made by contacting Gwen Brooks at 312.854.0096.

Visit our Highlights Gallery here: http://blog.hdhwine.com/hdh-gallery/

Oct
31
Thu
Château Pontet-Canet Dinner @ The Boarding House
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm
Château Pontet-Canet Dinner @ The Boarding House | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Please join us for a very special visit with Alfred Tesseron, owner and proprietor of Château Pontet-Canet.

Château Pontet-Canet, which can trace its history to the 18th century, is one of rising stars in Bordeaux today, known for its 100% bio-dynamic farming and gravity fed cellars. Producing wines of complexity, masculinity and elegance, the estate comprises 120-hectares in Pauillac, with varietal plantings consisting of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

The Boarding House, Chicago’s top wine-focused restaurant, led by Master Sommelier Alpana Singh, will prepare a special dinner paired with several outstanding vintages of Château Pontet-Canet – including the 100-point 2009 and 2010.

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  • Château Angelus
  • Château Calon-Ségur
  • Château Cheval Blanc
  • Château Cos d’Estournel
  • Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
  • Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
  • Château Gruaud Larose
  • Château Haut-Brion
  • Château La Conseillante
  • Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Château Lafite Rothschild
  • Château Latour
  • Château Léoville-Las-Cases
  • Château Lynch-Bages
  • Château Margaux
  • Château Montrose
  • Château Mouton Rothschild
  • Château Palmer
  • Château Pichon-Longueville, Baron
  • Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande

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Nov
14
Thu
Comparative Bordeaux Tasting: Vintages 1995 & 1996 @ Tribeca Grill
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm

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Join Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. in New York City for an exciting walk-around tasting featuring the highly-regarded tandem vintages 1995 and 1996. Of the twenty Châteaux represented, we will pour all five of the First Growths: Haut-Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Margaux and Mouton Rothschild. They will be joined by traditional favorites La Mission Haut-Brion, Cheval Blanc, Pichon-Lalande, Lynch-Bages, and Léoville-Las-Cases.

The weather for the 1995 vintage consisted of a mild winter and early spring followed by a dry, hot summer. The best wines are very ripe and display good concentration and structure. The weather patterns for the 1996 vintage were unusual for a great year – warm and dry in June and July and then cool and damp throughout much of August. The wines from ‘96 are rich, complex, and beautifully balanced, packed with ripe, pure fruit.

We hope you can join us as we taste and explore these great vintages.

Dec
13
Fri
An Auction of Finest and Rarest Wines @ TRU Restaurant
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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We will hold An Auction of Finest and Rarest Wines on December 13th and 14th at award winning restaurant Tru, located at 676 North St. Clair Street in Chicago. This exceptional sale will feature private cellars from all areas of North America and will include vast offerings of rare Burgundy, Classified Bordeaux, treasures from California and an extensive selection of large formats.

Leading off the sale is a broad selection of large format Bordeaux (lots 1-530), including a Melchior of 2000 Château Cheval Blanc (est. $22,000-$32,000) and six imperials of 1995 Château Mouton Rothschild (est. $2,600-$3,800). Burgundy highlights include two 12-bottle DRC assortments from 1999 (est. $30,000-$45,000) and a rare assortment from 1990 (est. $32,000-$48,000). Additional trophies from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti include an original wooden case of 2005 Romanée-Conti (3 mags) (est. $60,000-$90,000) and a case of 1999 La Tâche (est. $30,000-$40,000).

California collectors will find an abundance of exciting wines crowned by a breath-taking Imperial of 2006 Screaming Eagle ($35,000-$55,000), and the surpassingly rare Nebuchadnezzar of 2003 Sine Qua Non Syrah, the Inaugural. This is the first time these large formats have ever been commercially auctioned.
The 2,184 lot auction is estimated to fetch $4.6-$6.6 million and will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Attendance is open to the public and free of charge.

As part of the auction, Hart Davis Hart will host a special dinner featuring a horizontal of classified Bordeaux from the legendary 1982 vintage including the 100-point Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Pichon Lalande. Seating is extremely limited. Please contact Marc Smoler at 312.482.9766 for more details.

Important Bidding and Auction Information

Absentee bids may be submitted online, via facsimile at 312.335.9096 or by calling HDH at 312.854.0100. Phone bidding can be arranged in advance by contacting HDH at 312.854.0100. Live online bidding is available for real-time bidding over the Internet. Visit HDH Live for more details.

The live auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant Tru, beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. (CT) on Friday, December 13th & Saturday, December 14th, 2013. Tru is located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago, just one block East of Michigan Avenue. Attendance is open to the public and free of charge, though we suggest and encourage you to pre-register. Pre-registration for the auction and reservations for lunch at TRU during the sale ($75) should be made by contacting Gwen Brooks at 312.854.0096.

Visit our Highlights Gallery here: http://blog.hdhwine.com/hdh-gallery/

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. - 1511 W 38th Street, Chicago IL  60609 - Phone: 312.482.9996  Fax: 312.335.9096