HDH celebrates ‘record-breaking’ 2017

US auctioneer Hart Davis Hart has concluded a record-breaking US$9.1 million sale which has cemented it, once again, as the leading fine wine sales house in North America.

A “record-breaking” sale held over three days from 14-16 December in Chicago capped off an equally notable year for the auction house, which has led it to claim the top spot among US fine wine auctioneers for the seventh year in a row.

Its final sale of the year saw over 3,000 lots go under the hammer for US$9,083,338 – comfortably above the pre-sale high-estimate of $8.5m – and with a new auction record set for a case of 1982 Le Pin which sold for $155,350.

Furthermore, the auction was 100% sold, as were all seven of HDH’s other sales throughout the year. In total the house says it has garnered $48.6m in sales.

CEO Paul Hart commented: “Here at HDH we are truly grateful to our bidders and consignors, who have trusted the HDH team for so many years with the buying and selling of fine and rare wines. Our team is dedicated and committed to providing the very best services for our clients.”

There was strong bidding across the lots on offer at the final sale, especially for the large consignment of top Burgundy featuring wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Armand Rousseau, which otherwise dominated the top-selling lots after the case of ’82 Le Pin.

Other top lots covered an imperial of 2005 Petrus, bottles of Rip van Winkle Bourbon, three bottles of 1991 Hermitage from JL Chave and bottles of old Madeira.

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Your email address will not be published.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

Sales Executive

Three Wine Men
Home-based but must be available to travel throughout the UK with frequent trips to London, GB

Senior Sales Operations Executive

Enotria&Coe
Park Royal, London, GB

Sales Administrator

Les Caves de Pyrène
Guildford, UK

On Trade & Corporate Accounts Manager

The Champagne Company
Birmingham, UK

Customer Service Assistant

The Champagne Company
Birmingham, UK

Key Account Manager - Distilling Sector - Scotland

Boortmalt
Scotland - call for exact details, UK

UK Brand Ambassador - Ableforth’s

ATOM Brands
Field-based, UK

Wine Sales Consultant

VSF GROUP
Valbonne, South of France, FR

UK Brand Ambassador

Mirabeau en Provence
London, UK

Sales Ambassador – London

Identity Drinks Brands
London, UK

Pink Rosé Festival

Cannes,France
7th Feb 2018

VinoVision Paris

Paris,France
12th Feb 2018

Vinisud

Montpellier,France
18th Feb 2018
Click to view more

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2018

Deadline : 26th January 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2018

Deadline : 23rd February 2018

Click to view more

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

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

Click to view more