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Happy Holidays Indeed! 10% Off Plus Free Shipping at HDH Retail

Hart Davis Hart wants you to have a happy holiday, and we couldn’t think of a better combination than offering 10% off a huge list of amazing wine and including free shipping! I love a good wine sale, and I felt it was my duty to explore the list of over 450 in-stock wines we have on offer at 10% off. I thought I would highlight a few favorites and point out some incredible offerings. I must say that it is not easy to choose a concise list, as there is such a looong list of wines I would easily call ‘don’t miss’-so the first thing I would do (after reading this compelling blog entry), is download the full list from our website and start shopping! Our offer ends soon so take advantage while you can.

A few personal highlights from this embarrassment of riches:

1982 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou available in bottle and case quantities. Direct from the Château. What?! Perfect provenance, a legendary vintage and a beautiful wine close to its peak. Happy Holiday indeed.

11 Vintages of Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux IN MAGNUM. Direct from the Château. Are you kidding me? This is the ultimate gift to give the serious white wine lover (even if it’s yourself). These wines age magnificently, drink splendidly and are rare to boot.

2009 Corton-Charlemagne, Bonneau du Martray. For something on the indulgent side, this white Burgundy is powerful, rich and will reward earlier drinking. A spectacular offering from the producer that is the reference point for Corton-Charlemagne.

Bruno Clair anything. Want some Bonnes-Mares? Clos de Bèze? Clos St.-Jacques? 2011 or 2012? The 11’s are elegant and precise while the 12’s are richer and will need a bit of time to reach their full potential. The wines coming from this address are hard to beat….

2011 Hermitage, J. L. Chave. I just drank this a few nights ago (actually I mostly just smelled it. And smelled it. And smelled it.). Gorgeous, intoxicating, classic Hermitage nose. The palate is (understandably) backward right now, but this will reward you handsomely with some cellar time. One of the world’s greatest wines. And it’s on sale.

Need bubbles? We have 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé2003 Krug, Brut, and magnums of 2002 Bollinger, R.D., Extra Brut just  to name just a few. I will be buying some Agrapart & FIls Terroirs Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, which is the epitome of Côte de Blancs Champagne.

I hate to let France have all the fun, so don’t overlook Italy (lots of incredible 2010 Barolo), Germany (ex-cellar Joh. Jos. Prüm in abundance!) and California (100pt 2005 SQN 17th Nail In My Cranium anyone?) to name just a few more. So do yourself a favor and take advantage of this great offer while it lasts.

Cheers!

Northern Rhône Dinner Recap

One of the wonderful things about working for Hart Davis Hart is the opportunity to attend the special events that surround our auctions. During my five years at HDH I have been lucky to be part of a number of once-in-a-lifetime dinners. It’s hard to pick favorites but a few come to mind: 1960s Bordeaux at the nowContinue Reading

Producer Profile: Château Pichon Lalande

Producer Profile: Château Pichon Lalande

In addition to château-direct consignments from Montrose and Cheval Blanc, our upcoming auction, A Celebration of Bordeaux, features a consignment direct from the cellars of Château Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande (lots 1103-1133). We’re delighted to offer the wines of this historic Pauillac estate, and we encourage you to explore the careful balance of traditionContinue Reading

Producer Profile: Château Cheval Blanc

Producer Profile: Château Cheval Blanc

In addition to the château-direct consignment from Montrose, our upcoming Bordeaux Auction features a pristine consignment direct from the cellars of Château Cheval Blanc (lots 1-32). In honor of their consignment, we invite you to take a further look at the traditions and techniques that have made this estate one of Bordeaux’s most famous. PerchedContinue Reading

Producer Profile: Château Montrose

Producer Profile: Château Montrose

One of the first châteaux that comes to mind whenever the term “Super Second” is uttered is Château Montrose. We are delighted to feature a consignment direct from Montrose’s cellars in our upcoming Bordeaux Auction (lots 735-798), and we’d like to take a moment to highlight the estate’s history and recent innovations. Situated on slopes overlookingContinue Reading

Michael Davis on “I’ll Drink To That!”

Levi Dalton’s popular podcast, “I’ll Drink To That!,” was founded in 2012 and features more than 200 interviews with wine professionals from around the globe. The bi-weekly show is an incredible resource for wine professionals and enthusiasts alike, providing an insider’s view into the minds of respected sommeliers, vintners, importers, retailers and wine journalists. Episode 202, releasedContinue Reading

Producer Profile: Château Margaux

Producer Profile: Château Margaux

“The…acclaimed 1978 Margaux was followed by a succession of brilliantly executed wines that are so stunning, rich, and balanced that it is not unfair to suggest that during the 1980s there was no better wine made in all of Bordeaux than that of Margaux…The style of the rejuvenated wine at Margaux is one of opulent richness,Continue Reading

Producer Profile: Château Latour

Producer Profile: Château Latour

“The wine produced here has been an impeccable model of consistent excellence, in great, mediocre, and poor vintages. For that reason, many have long considered Latour to be the Medoc’s finest wine….Latour remains one of the most concentrated, rich, tannic, and full-bodied wines in the world…” World’s Greatest Wine Estates, Robert Parker Jr. While manyContinue Reading

The Inspection Process – Part I: Cataloging (The Unknown Knowns of Wine)

Below is a recent exchange I had with an acquaintance: “So, what is it that you do?” “I am a Wine Inspector.” “Oh, so you get to sit around and drink wine all day.” “No, not exactly. You’re thinking of Harry Caray.” “Ok, so what does a Wine Inspector do then?” “Well, I’m not sure where to start…”Continue Reading

The Dr. Landy Bonelli German Wine Collection

The Dr. Landy Bonelli German Wine Collection

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is honored to represent The Dr. Landy Bonelli collection, an extraordinary and comprehensive compilation of rare German wines. The collection, which consists of more than 3,000 bottles with vintages ranging from 1937 to 2005, will be offered by Hart Davis Hart over several live auctions and an extensive retail offer, and has a potentialContinue Reading

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