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Starting 2022 Strong: Hart Davis Hart Far Surpasses Estimates at January’s Fine & Rare Sale

Over $4 Million Realized| Lots 100% Sold

Hart Davis Hart’s January Auction of Fine & Rare Wines realized over $4 million and achieved a 100% sell through rate of over 3300 lots, continuing the incredible successes of 2021 into the new year! This is an exciting era for bidders and consigners alike at HDH auction, and the market is holding as strong as we’ve ever seen.

Bidding was active and exciting throughout this two-day auction, with nearly 20,000 bids in total, driving prices to 148% over the low estimate. Champagne and Burgundy were the most competitive categories of the sale, frequently bringing in upwards of 30 bids on a single lot. January’s star performer was Lot 402, the 2011 Vosne-Romanée, Beaux Monts (2 bs) from Domaine Leroy, which commanded the highest per bottle price of the sale, bringing in $4,481 per bottle.

The wines of California comprised a major portion of this sale, represented by 6600 bottles across 864 lots. Realm Cellars, Dominus, and Spottswoode performed exceptionally well across all vintages. Multiple lots of 2015 Realm Cellars, The Patron (Lots 284-286) hammered at an average over 200% to the low estimate. Additional highlights included Lot 2181, a 2012 horizontal of Abreau wines, which sold for $4,541, and Lot 297, a 5 bottle vertical of Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon in magnum which added $3,824 to the sales total on day one.

Outside of California, vintage Champagne performed well from Dom Pérignon, Salon, and all the top tier producers. Not to be overlooked was the rarely seen 1971 Comtes de Champagne from Taittinger, 2 bottles of which sold for $2,629 – an astonishing 275% to the low estimate.

Bordeaux was a major player as always, and the nearly 5000 bottles spread over 582 lots realized a strong 68% over the pre-sale low estimate. Standout lots included lot 1321, a single bottle of 1982 Château Latour that sold for $3,346 against pre-sale estimates of $1,200-1,800, and lot 2164, two bottles of 1982 Château Mouton Rothschild, which brought in $3,824, 88% above estimates of $1,700-2,600.

During the marathon two-day, 3300+ lot sale, our auctioneers were kept busy by a huge audience of bidders tuning in from all over the world. Facilitated by HDH’s industry leading platform, collectors were active and energized through this incredible depth of wine. We’re excited for this momentum to continue into the spring. If you’re looking to do a bit of cellar thinning, please reach out to our team of experts at for a complimentary appraisal.

Our upcoming Finest & Rarest auction will be held on March 3 & 4. Collectors can mark their calendars and get ready to bid in this exceptional sale!

Top Lots by Price (inclusive of buyer’s premium):
Lot 286: 2015 Realm Cellars Red Wine, Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, The Patron (6 mags) (Est. $5,000-7,500) $13,145
Lot 3268: 2012 Screaming Eagle, Cabernet Sauvignon (3 bs) (Est. $7,000-10,000) $11,950
Lot 284: 2015 Realm Cellars Red Wine, Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, The Patron (6 mags) (Est. $5,000-7,500) $11,352
Lot 344: 2018 Screaming Eagle, Cabernet Sauvignon (3 bs) (Est. $6,500-9,500) $11,352
Lot 1652: 2009 Screaming Eagle, Cabernet Sauvignon (3 bs) (Est. $6,000-9,000) $11,352
Lot 359: 1999 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (Est. $6,000-9,000) $8,962
Lot 402: 2011 Vosne-Romanée, Beaux Monts Domaine Leroy (2 bs) (Est. $4,000-6,000) $8,962
Lot 1678: 1996 Barbaresco Riserva, Asili Bruno Giacosa (9 bs) (Est. $4,500-6,500) $8,962
Lot 967: 2019 Richebourg, Hudelot-Noëllat (3 mags) (Est. $3,000-4,500) $7,767
Lot 1650: 1990 Hermitage, Jean-Louis Chave (4 bs) (Est. $6,000-9,000) $7,767

Top Lots to Exceed Estimates (inclusive of buyer’s premium):
Lot 402: 2011 Vosne-Romanée, Beaux Monts, Domaine Leroy (2 bs) (Est. $4,000-6,000) $8,962
Lot 1528: 2017 Château Margaux (12 bs) (Est. $3,500-5,500) $7,170
Lot 305: 2005 Château Angélus (8 bs) (Est. $3,500-5,500) $6,572
Lot 196:2018 Richebourg, Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros (12 bs) (Est. $3,200-4,800) $6,572
Lot 783: Mixed Lot of Vintage and Grande Cuvée from Krug (10 bs) (Est. $3,000-4,500) $7,170
Lot 2413: 2016 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido (12 bs) (Est. $3,000-4,500) $5,377
Lot 2430: 2013 Dominus (8 bs) (Est. $3,000-4,500) $5,377
Lot 1845: 2013 Dominus (6 bs) (Est. $2,400-3,500) $4,541
Lot 2256: 2013 Sine Qua Non Le Coeur Gagne Assortment (6 bs) (Est. $2,400-3,500) $4,541
Lot 2328: 1991 Puligny-Montrachet, Les Folatières, Domaine d’Auvenay (Leroy) (1 b) (Est. $2,200-3,200) $6,572

Upcoming Auctions:
March 3 & 4, 2022
March 31 & April 1, 2022 (Spirits Sale)

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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