HDH Auction

Any updates ? Fu ? Tooch ?

i know not really helpful but,

Holy S**T

One case of 2009 DRC is estimated at $170,000 !!!

House/case of wine interesting choice

Coche. Dujac. Drc went for insane pricing. Everything else was pretty soft. Got away with a few decent lots.

One really weird lot. Someone bought 99 ganoux grand epenot for $240 a btl with 12 btls. I think they got confused on what they bid on. The 02 corton ren right after went for 67 a btl.

Then another crazy lot that was the only gasp in the room was the 01 dujac bonnes mares 3l. Estimate was 1100-1800. When lot opened it was at $3k. Whole room gasped. Closed at 3k

Really enjoyed my time at the auction. Tru is awesome and the hdh cru is badass.

Wota (wines of auction)
02 Leroy chambertin
08 dujac csd
2010 coche perrieres
88 ponsot griottes

Adrian is taking notes so he will have more updates. I spent the last two hours booking a new flight as mine got cancelled two hours before my flight

Well maybe I picked something up. Do you know what the 1988 Roumier VV hammered at ?

Nice to hear about those wines. I have a few.

I also love Tru. So much better now than when it opened. I think we’re heading back for our anniversary.

Picked up some 08 Leflaive Pucelles. Basically at release price.
Some high numbers on other things I was interested in.

results published in a couple hours

My notes in another thread here.

Awesome way to spend a Saturday, as always, and great to meet a few more Berserkers too.

That’s an interesting lot. Any clue when they stopped labeling it VV and what production was?

I believe the story is it was only made in 88. After that Christophe felt it was diluting the regular Bonnes Mares. Of course in the 80’s Roumier used separate cuvees for its US and European releases.

I followed on and off online, bidding on a few things. Most of what I was interested in got bid out of my range, sadly. Came away with some mid-90s Groffier CdBs that I reasonably happy with pricing.

My general impression (without careful study of the data) is that the big names got bid up fairly heavily, but respectable deals were available with the less excited brands.

Regardless, this was a monstrously huge assortment of Burgs, a pleasure to see in one place.

My favored lot was the 1991 Engel lot.
6 bottles. I was willing to go to 1700 plus commission. It blew past that like a rocket.
The thing hammered out at 2600. 1991’s are not as good as the 1993’s from Engel.
That is some hefty pricing!

My Leroy bids were not even close.

yes, either 75 or 100 cases, I can’t remember, but just that one time.

Not sure about soft pricing. Had $67k in bids and walked away with $8k after bp, while not bidding low.

that’s what happens when you bid on the balla wines :smiley:

Soft? Not what I was looking at. Rousseau was very strong. Had a bid of 1800 on the engel and got blown out.


A Celebration of Burgundy
An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines

(May 17, 2014 - Chicago, IL) - Hart Davis Hart, America’s #1 Wine
Auction House in 2012 and 2013, continues its strong lead through the first half
of 2014 with a 100% sold May sale, posting $4.1 million in sales against a
pre-auction estimate of $2.6-$3.9 million. The sale was the world’s only
auction this year devoted exclusively to Burgundy, and featured one of the
largest offerings of Burgundian wines to date.

With a catalog that read like an encyclopedia of the region’s finest
wines, HDH’s A Celebration of Burgundy auction presented bidders with
opportunities to win wines from all of their favorite Burgundian producers, from
d’Angerville to de Vogüé. Over half of all lots exceeded their high
estimates, many of which achieved record prices. As in the past, bidders showed
incredible enthusiasm for the sale’s wide array of lots from the Domaine
de la Romanée Conti. Spanning 28 vintages and encompassing all of the
domaine’s pristine vineyard sites, the sale’s offering of DRC
achieved a total of over $1.5 million, claiming all ten of the sale’s top
lots. The most impressive lots of the day included a magnum of 1971
Romanée-Conti which shattered its presale high estimate with a sale price of
$35,850 (est. $16,000-24,000,) as well as 4 bottles of 1990 La Tâche that
earned $21,510 (est. 11,000-17,000). The top lot of the day was an exquisite
full case of 2009 Romanée-Conti which sold for a total of $155,350—nearly
$13,000 per bottle (est. $110,000-170,000).

The saleroom at Chicago’s award-winning TRU Restaurant was bustling
with determined bidders as well as special guests Chef Johan Bjorklund from
Bistro de L’Hôtel de Beaune, Charles Van Canneyt of Hudelot-Noëllat, and
Pierre Rovani of Remoissenet. Van Canneyt and Rovani each were present to
represent the sale’s magnificent offerings of rare Hudelot-Noëllat and
Remoissenet wines direct from the estates’ cellars. Attendees in the room
happily sampled flights of renowned Hudelot-Noëllat wines while witnessing 3
magnums of the Domaine’s 2012 Richebourg sell for $5,736 (exceeding an
estimated high of $4,800) and a Jeroboam of the same wine achieve an impressive
$4,780 (est. $2,400-3,500). Wines from Leflaive, Leroy and Rousseau saw
similarly high demand. In fact, a number of lots from these producers sold for
over twice their presale high estimates, including 6 bottles of 2009 Rousseau
Chambertin which sold for $15,535 (est. $5000-7500) and 6 bottles of Leroy 2009
Romanée-St.-Vivant which sold for an astounding $19,120 (est. $6000-9000.)

Bidders in Chicago competed vigorously in the sale with absentee bidders
throughout the country and world. Truly a global sale, the auction included
participants from 31 states, as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,
China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Norway, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South
Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

“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.

Top Lots by Price (inclusive of 19.5% buyer’s premium):
2009 Romanée-Conti Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs)

2008 Romanée-Conti Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 bs)

1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12

2000 Romanée-Conti Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs)

2009 La Tâche Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs)

2010 La Tâche Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 bs)

1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12

1971 Romanée-Conti Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1 mag)

2006 Romanée-Conti Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs)

1976 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12


$200,000 over the high estimate???
Oh boy…

I was watching online most of the day in stunned silence. I bid on several lots and got blown out of the water instantly. Jeez. Not in my league. I yearn for the good old day pre-Asian frenzy days…