La Tache 1990 Sells for $45,410 at Hart Davis Hart Wine Auction

  • Sale included wines from Petrus, Lafite,and Romanee Conti
  • Hart December wine auction achieved total of $9.6 million

Twelve bottles of La Tache 1990 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Burgundy sold for $45,410 at an auction held by Chicago-based Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. this month amid strong bidding for wines from Burgundy, California and Champagne, according to an e-mailed statement from Hart.

Three double magnums of Petrus 1982 Pomerol sold for $41,825 while two 12-bottle lots of the same wine fetched $38,240 each, according to Hart. Three bottles of Romanee Conti 1971 Domaine de la Romanee Conti and two magnums of Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux 1982 from grower Henri Jayer also sold for $38,240 each.

The three-day sale ending Dec. 12 totaled $9.6 million and rounded off a year in which Hart sold $41.5 million of wine at auctions. Sales reflect a new platform it introduced in March this year for absentee and live bidding, enabling clients to bid before and during an event, online and on mobile devices.

Vineyards on the La Tache slope of Romanee Conti in Burgundy.

Source: Guy Collins/Bloomberg.

Hart Davis Hart “also had a record number of bidders and buyers in 2015,” the company said in the statement, describing sale results for the year as “extremely gratifying.”

Other lots in the sale included one magnum of Romanee Conti 1971, which sold for $31,070, and 12 bottles of Corton-Charlemagne Coche-Dury 2007, which also fetched $31,070. Twelve bottles of the same producer’s 2004 sold for $28,680.

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