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70s Bordeaux: Affordable, Approachable, and Delicious

70s Bordeaux: Affordable, Approachable, and Delicious

There is a great consignment of 70s Bordeaux in the January internet auction. We tasted through a few bottles at the office a couple of weeks ago. The wines are fantastic! I love drinking Bordeaux from the 70s. Every time I open a bottle, I wonder why I don’t do so more often. There are a number of appealing factors. First and foremost, the wines are delicious. They are also affordable, approachable, and offer a different perspective on Bordeaux than what many of us are accustomed to.

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The 70s wines are restrained and ready to drink. These are not behemoths that leave you reaching for a piece of bread. They show well right when the cork is popped, but will continue to develop over the course of the day. We opened ’70 Les Forts de Latour here at the office around 2pm. It was a favorite during the tasting, and I brought the rest to dinner that evening. It was still going strong at 7pm. In fact, it was better – especially with food!

I suggest careful review of lots 1 – 100 in our upcoming auction. Other favorites include ’78 Pichon Lalande and ’75 Latour.

HDH’s Massive Three-Day December Sale

HDH’s Massive Three-Day December Sale

Auction Features over 4,000 Lots Valued at $6.3-9.4 Million Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. and renowned wine retailer, will hold its final auction of 2016 on December 15th, 16th and 17th at Chicago’s TRU restaurant. This massive three-day sale features 4,324 lots valued at an estimated $6.3-9.4 million. HDH’s December auctionContinue Reading

Juicy Details with David Larson: Titans of White Burgundy

I hope by now you have heard about our December sale. 3401 lots. That is a lot of lots. This is such a spectacular sale on so many levels that it is hard to focus when looking through our titanic catalog. After some serious concentration, a number of things stand out to me. I willContinue Reading

Largest Bordeaux Auction in the World Brings in over $6.3 Million with 100% of Lots Sold

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. saw record breaking results at its annual Celebration of Bordeaux auction this weekend with a total of over $6.3 million in sales against pre-sale estimates of $4.4 – $6.7 million. Hundreds of bidders from around the globe participated and their aggressive bids drove more than 80% of the 1992 lotsContinue Reading

Let Me Be Direct: Château-Direct Consignments

Let Me Be Direct: Château-Direct Consignments

The words provenance and storage are probably the two most important words we use at Hart Davis Hart. They are so closely tied together around our offices that they are almost one word. Provenanceandstorage.  When Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is deciding whether to offer wine for sale, the provenance and storage are the firstContinue Reading

Juicy Details with David Larson: Diamond Creek

Juicy Details with David Larson: Diamond Creek

You often hear the word terroir spoken about when the subject of fine wine comes up. Typically it is in reference to wines from Old World regions like Burgundy or Piedmont, but rarely California. That being said, there is one California winery that easily fits into a conversation about terroir: Diamond Creek. Diamond Creek wasContinue Reading

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Retains Status as the Leader of the US Live Auction Market for the First Half of 2015

Blockbuster June Auction Brings HDH’s US Auction Sales to $20M In a monumental two-day sale this past weekend, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. confirmed its status as the #1 wine auction house in the US in the first half of 2015 by a wide margin. HDH has the largest share of the US wine auctionContinue Reading

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. To Hold Stellar Two Day Auction at TRU Restaurant in Chicago on June 26th & 27th

Featuring an Astounding Range of Finest Bordeaux and Burgundy, Libraries of Romanée-Conti, Unico and Screaming Eagle, and an Estate-Direct Offering of P3 from Dom Pérignon Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the internationally renowned wine auction house and retailer, announces an exceptional two-day auction that will take place on June 26th and 27th at TRU restaurant in Chicago. ValuedContinue Reading

Hart Davis Hart’s May Auction Achieves Remarkable $6.2 Million

Record Number of Bidders Vied for Gems from Virtually Every Wine and Spirit Region (May 18, 2015—Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the internationally renowned wine auction house and retailer, continued its success in 2015 with a tremendous May auction that brought in a total $6.2 million against pre-sale estimates of $4.3-$6.4 million. HeldContinue Reading

Sine Qua Non—Translation: ‘Something that Cannot be Done Without’

Sine Qua Non—Translation: ‘Something that Cannot be Done Without’

A Closer Look at One of the Most Coveted Wineries Represented in Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.’s Upcoming May Auction “I think I am beginning to understand why [Sine Qua Non’s wines] are so much greater than just about every other Syrah or Grenache-based wine in California. In short, it is talent and incredibly meticulous hardContinue Reading

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