Fine wine auction house Hart Davis Hart has announced that a mammoth fine wine sale will take place over 13-15 September in Chicago. It’s the company’s biggest ever wine event and could potentially realise up to US$15 million.
The sale features “remarkable quantities” of First Growth Bordeaux, Armand Rousseau and Domaine Leroy, including over 450 bottles of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, 200 bottles of Haut-Brion, 550 bottles of Lafite, 510 bottles of Margaux, 75 bottles of Petrus, 615 bottles of Domaine Leroy and 425 bottles of Rousseau, among others.
There will be two standout collections on offer, the first composed of top Burgundy and the second of blue chip claret. The Burgundy collection includes libraries of DRC, Leflaive, Ramonet and Rousseau and is estimated to be worth up to $3.8 million.
The Bordeaux collection meanwhile, valued at $2.4-$7 million, covers four decades’ worth of largely First Growth wines (many of them in large formats), including Cheval Blanc, La Mission Haut-Brion, Lafite, Latour, Margaux and Mouton Rothschild.