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Hart Davis Hart to Kick Off 2016 with Stellar Two-Day Wine Auction on February 19th & 20th

Featuring a Range of Finest Burgundy and Bordeaux Alongside California Cult Favorites and Rare Madeira

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Lot 1499: 2009 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau (magnum)

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. and renowned wine retailer, will hold its first auction of 2016 on February 19th and 20th at Chicago’s TRU restaurant. This exceptional two-day sale kicks off our new auction year with an impressive 2036 lots of incredible diversity and provenance, valued at an estimated $4.1-$6.2 million.

HDH’s February auction contains a host of exceptional Bordeaux and Burgundy. Bidders interested in Bordeaux will find nearly 700 lots from 77 of the region’s top châteaux, with vintages dating from 1874. Collectors will want to take note of the 218 lots of first growth Bordeaux (est. $741,100 - $1,103,750) and the 28 lots from the legendary Château Pétrus (est. $205,000-$302,000). Burgundy lovers will be thrilled by the extensive offerings from highly coveted producers. There are a stunning 161 lots of DRC, including a jeroboam of 1998 Romanée-Conti (lot 1379) and two pristine

1990 Assortments in OWC (lots 529 & 530). The abundance of rare Burgundy continues with An Astounding Collection from the Cellar of a Long Time Friend of HDH (lots 1303-1356), featuring 14 lots of exceedingly rare Henri Jayer. The bottles were purchased on release, and nearly every lot has a corresponding receipt. Additional Burgundy highlights include selections from Dujac, LeroyRoumier, Rousseau, and Vogüé.

The February auction also features an array of excellent California, Rhône, and Italian wines. California is well represented by 404 lots from the region including 48 lots of Dominus (est. $44,880-$66,850), 31 lots of Opus One (est. $40,450-$60,250), and 26 lots of Harlan (est. $34,900-$51,700). Italian wine collectors will not want to miss the 5-bottle lot of 1990 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Case Basse (G. Soldera) (lot 96, est. $3,800-$5,500) while Rhône aficionados should take note of the 1990 Ermitage, Cuvée Cathelin J. L. Chave (4 bs) (lot 1350, est. $13,000-$19,000).

Finally, the selections from the iconic cellar of Mr. Lenoir Josey (lots 1129-1302) will certainly be a star collection for those focused on rarity and depth. Included in the offering is a library of Madeira with remarkable quality and truly unusual depth and quantities. Bidders will have a special opportunity to acquire older wines such as Bual from Blandy’s of the 1860 vintage (lots 1147-1150) and the 1863
vintage (lots 1157-1158).

Do not miss the opportunity to join Hart Davis Hart for this record breaking sale. The auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, TRU, beginning promptly at 8:30am (CT) on Friday, February 19 & Saturday, February 20, 2016. If you are unable to join HDH in the auction room, you can participate by using our state of the art online bidding platform (auction.hdhwine.com) and mobile app. Both absentee bidding and live bidding can be executed using this groundbreaking new technology.

On the day of the sale, registered bidders can follow the auction in the salesroom, watch a video feed of the auction, and bid against the room, all in real-time. TRU is located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago, just one block East of Michigan Avenue. Attendance at the sale is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Hart Davis Hart at 312.854.0096 or emailing info@hdhwine.com.

Highlights of the February auction:
Lot 16: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 96: 1990 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Case Basse (G. Soldera) (5 bs) (est. $3,800-5,500)
Lot 137: 1997 Opus One (12 bs) (est. $2,200-3,200)
Lots 500 & 501: 1989 Château Pétrus (12 bs) (est. $26,000-38,000)
Lots 529 & 530: 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $35,000-55,000)
Lot 719: 2000 Musigny, Domaine Leroy (3 bs) (est. $7,500-11,000)
Lot 1130: 1846 Terrantez Madeira, Borges (1 b) (est. $2,000-3,000)
Lots 1149 & 1150: 1860 Bual Madeira, Blandy’s (3 bs) (est. $2,200-3,200)
Lot 1309: 1985 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Henri Jayer (4 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000)
Lot 1321: 1985 Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Armand Rousseau (5 bs) (est. $10,000-15,000)
Lot 1327: 1985 Clos de la Roche, Domaine Dujac (2 bs) (est. $4,500-6,500)
Lot 1337: 1993 Bonnes-Mares, Georges Roumier (6 bs) (est. $8,000-12,000)
Lot 1350: 1990 Ermitage, Cuvée Cathelin, J. L. Chave (4 bs) (est. $13,000-19,000)
Lot 1379: 1998 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 jeroboam (3L)) (est. $40,000-60,000)
Lot 1771: 1994 Dominus (12 bs) (est. $2,200-3,200)

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, January 29th, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

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