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Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is excited to announce the largest wine auction to come to market in 2021. This impressive December Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines will be held on Thursday, December 16th and Friday, December 17th beginning at 8:00am ET both days. Online bidding opens this morning and features 3,200+ lots of the greatest wines of the world. Bidders can utilize HDH’s industry-leading bidding platform, available via mobile app or online, to place live and absentee bids.

The Philip Cellar (lots 2056 – 2508) is the kind of monumental cellar that is rarely seen at auction. At $4.7-7.1 million, this is just a portion of a much larger collection, one that HDH has had the honor of representing before. This spectacular group of lots provides bidders an in-depth look into the best that Burgundy has to offer, notably a stunning 83 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and 58 lots of Domaine Leroy. Virtually all of the wines on offer were acquired on release at retail, housed in either a custom-built, temperature- and humidity-controlled home cellar or stored professionally. Burgundy enthusiasts should not miss the opportunity to be just the second owner of these carefully procured wines.

This is truly a momentous auction for Burgundy lovers. A Gentleman’s Library of Rarest Burgundy (lots 284-436) was purchased entirely on release and stored professionally, with an emphasis on some of the great producers of the region, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Dujac, Armand Rousseau and Comte Georges de Vogüé. Every bottle offered on behalf of this consignor would stand as a centerpiece for a great Burgundy collection, and to see them assembled in such quantity is a genuine privilege.

In September, we were thrilled to represent The Cellar of an Effervescent Collector, a longtime collector and dear friend. We are equally excited about this second installment — The Cellar of an Effervescent Collector Part II (lots 1804-2055). A mainstay in the HDH sale room, this consignor brings a vivacious energy to every event they attend, often with a glass of Champagne in hand. Almost every bottle was acquired through HDH, and a very small number were purchased from other highly reputable sources. Bidders should not miss the multiple exceptional lots of full-case Bordeaux in OWC, a stunning array of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, and multiple lots of pristine vintage Dom Pérignon, a personal favorite of the collector.

The Straus Family Collection (lots 1-283) has been built over decades, carefully cultivated and stored in an exquisitely built temperature- and humidity-controlled home cellar. The lots on offer represent a deep appreciation for quality and passionate study of all things wine. What is especially remarkable about this offering is the selection of large formats, many in OWC. Imperials, magnums and all formats in between, from first growth Bordeaux to Champagne and the great wines of Italy, any of these prized wines would make for a statement piece in a lucky winner’s cellar.

We want to also bring your attention to Italian Treasures from an East Coast Collector (lots 2590-2848), an expansive selection of the best wines Italy has to offer. This is a small slice of a much larger collection, one that has been built over years of meticulous sourcing and kept in professional storage since purchase. The majority of the lots on offer are in full case OWC or OC, including multiple lots of Masseto, Ornellaia and Sassicaia. 

We’re honored to represent these collections and more; some highlights are included below. Place your bids quickly, and be ready to compete in this exceptional auction taking place December 16th and 17th starting at 8:00am ET both days. Watch your inbox, and follow us on Instagram @hdhwine for more highlights and information to come. Download our mobile app or visit us online to register.

Questions about the bidding process or specific lots can be directed to HDH’s Bid Department at or 312.445.0100.

Lot 296: 2005 La Tâche Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 b) (est. $6,000-9,000)
Lot 2054: 2008 Penfolds Grange (6 bs) (est. $3,200-4,800)
Lot 2: 1975 Château Latour (6 mags) (est. $4,200-6,500)










The Philip Cellar
Lot 2071: 1990 La Tâche Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs) (est. $70,000-100,000)
Lot 2185: 1990 Clos Saint-Denis Domaine Dujac (10 bs) (est. $55,000-85,000)
Lot 2257: 1990 Chambertin Domaine Leroy (12 bs) (est. $110,000-170,000)
Lot 2357: 1997 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux Emmanuel Rouget (12 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 2470: 1988 Côte Rôtie, Côte Brune, Cuvée Reservée Marius Gentaz-Dervieux (9 bs) (est. $26,000-38,000)

A Gentleman’s Library of Rarest Burgundy
Lot 284: 1989 Romanée-Conti Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (2 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 298: 2012 La Tâche Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 mag) (est. $8,500-13,000)
Lot 397: 2013 Chambertin Armand Rousseau (2 mags) (est. $8,000-12,000)
Lot 424: 2015 Musigny, Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogüé (3 bs) (est. $2,000-3,000)
Lot 430: 2013 Montrachet Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $20,000-30,000)

The Cellar of an Effervescent Collector Part II
Lot 1807: 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (6 mags) (est. $30,000-45,000)
Lot 1868: 2015 Château Le Pin (6 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 1939: 2015 Romanée-Conti Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $55,000-85,000)
Lot1977: 2005 Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage (12 bs) (est. $1,800-2,800)
Lot 2023: 1997 Harlan Estate Red Wine (6 bs) (est. $5,000-7,500)

The Straus Family Collection
Lot 45: 1989 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (6 mags) (est. $18,000-28,000)
Lot 56: 1990 Château Pétrus (6 mags) (est. $38,000-55,000)
Lots 226-227: 1998 Ermitage, Cuvée Cathelin Jean-Louis Chave (1 jeroboam (3L)) (est. $22,000-32,000 each)
Lot 237: 1985 Krug, Brut (2 mags) ($2,600-3,800)
Lot 247: 1997 Sperss Gaja (6 mags) (est. $3,800-5,500)

Italian Treasures from an East Coast Collector
Lot 2602: 1999 Barolo Riserva, Monfortino Giacomo Conterno (12 bs) (est. $13,000-19,000)
Lot 2618: 1999 Barolo, Monprivato Giuseppe Mascarello & Figlio (12 bs) (est. $2,600-3,800)
Lot 2642: 2000 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Selezione Giuseppe Quintarelli Giuseppe Quintarelli (6 bs) (est. $3,800-5,500)
Lot 2719: 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Soldera Case Basse (6 mags) (est. $7,000-10,000)
Lot 2766: 2008 Masseto Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (12 bs) (est. $6,000-9,000)

Upcoming Auctions:
January 13 & 14, 2022
February 17 & 18, 2022

Bidding Information
Absentee and live bidding can be executed online at or the HDH mobile app. We also accept absentee bids via email at For questions, please visit our Support Portal or contact our bidding department at 312.445.0100.

About Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.
Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. and a leading online retailer, occupying a unique position in the rare wine market. HDH provides unrivaled expertise and personalized service to collectors and the wine trade, offering a broad range of options for buying and selling wine. The company was founded in October 2004 by our team of the most experienced professionals in the wine industry and quickly became a trusted source for rare wine. Today, HDH is helmed by Paul Hart (Chairman & CEO), and Ben Nelson (President). Paul began his career at Christie’s Wine Department and held executive positions at Davis & Company and Sotheby’s. As part of their commitment to superior service, Hart Davis Hart spearheaded the development of their online bidding platform, which is the most sophisticated system of its kind. Released in March of 2015, the mobile app and auction website allow users to place absentee and live bids from anywhere. Hart Davis Hart’s dedication to innovation has made the firm the industry leader in terms of technology, service, and expertise.

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