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An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wine is now open for early bidding. This exquisite sale features An Important North American Cellar, A Burgundy Enthusiast’s Selected Leroy, The Environmentalist’s Collection: Wines from the Cellar of Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy, and several more notable collections. Live bidding will occur on Thursday, September 22nd and Friday, September 23rd at 9am ET both days. Download our mobile app or visit us online to register, and be sure to follow us on Instagram @hdhwine for more highlights.

The sale begins on Thursday morning with An Important North American Cellar (lots 1-493). This remarkable collection is the product of meticulous curation by the owner who selected top producers and vintages, and sourced from European trade channels or directly from the wineries. Bordeaux in owc is the centerpiece here, including impressively rare large formats from Haut-Brion, Latour, Margaux, and Mouton.

Early on Friday, four special lots will be sold, comprising A Burgundy Enthusiast’s Selected Leroy (lots 1209-1212). Each is a three-pack of a different bottling from Domaine Leroy of the spectacular 2005 vintage: Chambertin, Clos de la Roche, Latricières-Chambertin, and Romanée-St-Vivant. All four lots were purchased on release and rested in a pristine cellar. These wines rarely appear at auction, and we are honored to offer them.

The Environmentalist’s Collection: Wines from the Cellar of Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy (lots 1296-1637) will demand attention from the most discerning collectors. Thomas Lovejoy, known around the world as the Godfather of Biological Diversity, was a pioneer in the conservationist movement and a central figure in the effort to preserve the Amazon Rainforest beginning in the 1960s. This collection was built over four decades, sourced almost entirely from a single East Coast retailer. Watch for the large formats, including 1964 Margaux double magnum and 1979 Pétrus in magnum, and exceptional Burgundy from DRC, Engel, Mugnier, and others. A portion of the proceeds of this sale will be donated to the Amazon Biodiversity Center.

Questions about the bidding process or specific lots can be directed to HDH’s Bid Department at bids@hdhwine.com or 312.445.0100.

An Important North American Cellar
Lot 5: 1989 Château Lynch-Bages (12 bs) (est. $4,500-6,500)
Lot 17: 1995 Château Haut-Brion (3 mags) (est. $2,800-4,200)
Lot 21: 1995 Château Léoville Las Cases (6 mags) (est. $1,900-2,800)
Lot 39: 1996 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $7,500-11,000)
Lot 61: 1998 Château Cheval Blanc (12 bs) (est. $8,500-13,000)

A Burgundy Enthusiast’s Selected Leroy
Lot 1209: 2005 Chambertin, Domaine Leroy (3 bs) (est. $30,000-45,000)
Lot 1210: 2005 Clos de la Roche, Domaine Leroy (3 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 1211: 2005 Latricières-Chambertin, Domaine Leroy (3 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 1212: 2005 Romanée-St-Vivant, Domaine Leroy (3 bs) (est. $18,000-28,000)

The Environmentalist’s Collection: Wines from the Cellar of Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy
Lot 1296: 1959 Château Latour (1 mag) (est. $5,500-8,500)
Lot 1297: 1964 Château Lafite Rothschild (1 double-mag) (3L) (est. $2,800-4,200)
Lot 1324: 1982 Château Pichon-Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande (6 bs) (est. $3,500-5,500)
Lot 1464: 2000 Château Mouton Rothschild (12 bs) (est. $17,000-26,000)
Lot 1531: 1997 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)

Bidding Information
Absentee and live bidding can be executed online at auction.hdhwine.com or the HDH mobile app. We also accept absentee bids via email at bids@hdhwine.com. For questions, please visit our Support Portal or contact our bidding department at 312.445.0100.

Collection Policy
Our September auction will take place in Delaware and all purchases must be picked up at our New Castle, Delaware warehouse or shipped outside of the U.S. If you are unable to pick up your order, you may authorize an agent or shipping agent to pick up on your behalf. Please contact customerservice@hdhwine.com to schedule your pickup or for additional information.

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