HDH toasts $4m Burgundy sale

20th May, 2014 by Rupert Millar

US auction house Hart Davis Hart is celebrating another record breaking sale of Burgundy in Chicago that was 100% sold and made over US$4 million.

DRCThe sale was held on 19 May and made $4.1m against an expected $2.6-$3.9m, with half the lots making more than their high estimates.

Only Burgundy was offered and although Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was an unsurprising best performer making $1.5m alone and all 10 of the sale’s top lots, there was everything from d’Angerville to de Vogűé which was eagerly snapped up by buyers who were present from over 30 countries by phone or internet.

Leflaive, Leroy and Rousseau in particular were strong performers, several lots making more than twice their high estimates, such as six bottles of 2009 Rousseau Chambertin making $15,535 and six bottles of Leroy 2009 Romanée-St-Vivant for $19,120.

There was even a small but exceedingly rare ex-cellar consignment from Hudelot-Noëllat and Remoissenet, which included Richebourg 2004, Clos Vougeot 2005 and magnums of Romanée-St-Vivant from Hudelot-Noëllat and 1952, 1957 and 1966 Clos Vougeot from Remoissenet.

The top lot was case of 2009 DRC Romanée-Conti, which sold for $155,350, closely followed by a six pack of the 2008 vintage for $65,725.

“We were thrilled to see the excitement and passion shown for Burgundy this weekend at both the auction and pre-sale events,” remarked CEO Paul Hart. “Demand for Burgundy is at all all-time high, and buyers from around the globe proved today that they are clearly willing to pay remarkable prices for the region’s top wines.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Senior Customer Marketing Manager

Conviviality Group
London or Bristol, UK

Customer Marketing Manager- 12 month FTC

Conviviality Direct
London, UK

PR Account Executive

Clementine Communications Ltd
Fulham, UK

Marketing Manager

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, N7, UK

Brand Manager

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, N7, UK

Sales Account Manager

Jascots Wine Merchants
London, UK

Marylebone Sales Manager

Philglas & Swiggot
Marylebone, London, UK

Area Sales Manager

Bon Coeur Fine Wines
North England, UK

Procurement Assistant – Wine

Adnams PLC
Southwold, UK

Account Manager Central London

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London, UK

Brand Ambassador

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London, UK

National Business Development Manager

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London, UK

Marketing Assistant

Hatch Mansfield
Ascot, Berkshire, UK

Marketing Manager

Bancroft Wines
London, UK

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 25th August 2017

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

Deadline : 25th August 2017

Global Chardonnay Masters 2017

Deadline : 1st September 2017

The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2017

Deadline : 1st September 2017

Click to view more

The Global Rosé Masters 2017

With wines from the palest of pink to almost ruby red, bone dry to almost cloyingly sweet, reductively handled to barrel-aged, as well as gently spritzy to fully sparkling.

The Global Organic Masters 2017

The drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Organic Masters

The Drinks Business Awards 2017

Now in its 15th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

the drinks business Hong Kong announces its first year of The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters.

Click to view more