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Mouton Features With Jayer Cros Parantoux at Hart Auction

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Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Twenty-seven cases of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1995 go on sale at a Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. auction in Chicago today, along with Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Latour and Chateau Margaux from the same Bordeaux vintage.

Top Burgundy wines for sale include a case of Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux Henri Jayer 1990, estimated by the auction house to fetch as much as $110,000. The 1990 is the most expensive Jayer Cros Parantoux of the past three decades after the 1985 vintage, according to data from the London-based Liv-ex market.

The sale comes as the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index has risen 3.5 percent this year, after a drop of 9.7 percent last year, and has gained for four of the past six months. January auctions in Hong Kong by Zachys and Acker Merrall & Condit showed that investors and collectors are looking to take advantage of lower prices following market declines in 2012, dealers said.

Other Burgundies in the Hart Davis Hart sale include a 12-bottle Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 1990 Assortment estimated at as much as $55,000 and a similar case from 1999 with an upper price estimate of $35,000.

A case of La Tache DRC from 1996 is estimated at as much as $24,000, as are six bottles of Montrachet DRC 2009. Two 12-bottle DRC Assortment cases from 1999 sold for 28,200 pounds ($44,600) each at Sotheby’s in London on Jan. 30.

Christie’s International Plc is also scheduled to hold a sale in London on Feb. 21, after which the focus switches to New York with auctions from both Sotheby’s and Acker Merrall & Condit in the city on Feb. 23.

Following is a list of global wine sales scheduled so far this year. Dates may be subject to revision, and links are to auction house sale catalogs and websites.

FEBRUARY:

Feb. 2:         Hart Davis Hart, Chicago
Feb. 21:        Christie’s, London
Feb. 23:        Acker, Merrall & Condit, New York
Feb. 23:        Sotheby’s, New York
Feb. 27:        Sotheby’s, London

MARCH:

Mar. 1:         Christie’s, New York
Mar. 7/8:       Zachys, New York
Mar. 20:        Sotheby’s, London
Mar. 21:        Christie’s, London
Mar. 22/23:     Acker, Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong
Mar. 23:        Hart Davis Hart, Chicago
Mar. 27:        Acker, Merrall & Condit, New York

APRIL:

Apr. 3:         Sotheby’s, Hong Kong
Apr. 12:        Christie’s, New York
Apr. 17:        Sotheby’s, London
Apr. 23:        Christie’s, Amsterdam
Apr. 26/27:     Sotheby’s, New York
Apr. 27:        Acker, Merrall & Condit, New York

MAY:

May 2:          Christie’s, London
May 11:         Hart Davis Hart, Chicago
May 15:         Sotheby’s, London
May 23:         Bonhams, Hong Kong
May 24:         Christie’s, New York
May 24/25:      Acker, Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong
May 29:         Acker, Merrall & Condit, New York

JUNE:

Jun. 4:         Christie’s, Amsterdam
Jun. 6:         Christie’s, London
Jun. 8:         Sotheby’s, New York
Jun. 12:        Sotheby’s, London
Jun. 29:        Acker, Merrall & Condit, New York
Jun. 29:        Hart Davis Hart, Chicago

SEPTEMBER:

Sept. 7:        Acker, Merrall & Condit, New York
Sept. 21:       Hart Davis Hart, Chicago
Sept. 27/28:    Acker, Merrall & Condit, Hong Kong

OCTOBER:

Oct. 26:        Hart Davis Hart, Chicago

NOVEMBER:

Nov. 20/22:     Bonhams, Hong Kong

DECEMBER:

Dec. 7:         Hart Davis Hart, Chicago

To contact the reporter on the story: Guy Collins in London on guycollins@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Beech at mbeech@bloomberg.net