Chateau Petrus 82 and Domaine de La Romanee Conti 62...Chicago Auction, February 2

Ready to start the year with a bang, building your wine collection, on February 2nd, 2008, Hart-Davis-Hart will host an auction of great French wines at Tru Restaurant in Chicago.

Willing to part with up to $48,000 (their sale estimate), you might be the lucky one fetching a case of Chateau Petrus 1982.
Also on offer are a single bottle of Domaine de La Romanee Conti 1943 (could go as high as $3000).
A case of the same wine, vintage 1962 rings at only $24,000.
For your blue cheese or dessert, go Sauternes, some Chateau d'Yquem (1948), 9 bottles for about $11,000.

If you cannot travel to Chicago, you can Check the Catalague and Bid Online.

Be armed with patience, the Catalogue (PDF) counts 132 pages and besides the French contingent has also a number of California and Australian wines.
Highlights of the Auction can be found on Page 6.

Enough to make the wine lover drool!

Got wind of it thanks to Dine with the Best Wine by Simon de Burton (FT Week-End)

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