Another great wine amateur has entrusted iDealwine with 750 treasures from all over France, and, especially, Bordeaux Grands Crus. Will you be able to resist the attractive vintages offered at auction? We’ll see on 21st June!
The sale of the private collection of a young Luxembourg amateur was a worldwide hit last month with 100% of the lots sold. Now, it’s a Parisian collector who entrusted us with a – sumptuous – part of his cellar. This Bordeaux enthusiast started his collection nearly 30 years ago buying En Primeur. Then, he opened up the scope of possibilities with other regions, always well advised by Parisian merchants. Today, he needs room for newer vintages and his latest favourites. We were impressed by the diversity of his selection with the best producers in all key regions. This private collection is special for one reason. The Bordeaux wines on sale, bought for most of them En Primeur, came straight from the chateaux and Bordeaux merchants, where they were stocked, to our warehouse. The bottles from other regions have been carefully preserved in air-conditioned cellars or at La Cave in Paris, ideal storage place for great wines.
Let’s go back to Bordeaux. You will find both old and recent vintages, to keep or to drink straight away. Thankfully, this connoisseur bought many 2009 and 2010 vintages. This collection is full of well-known names, especially left bank first growths: Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Margaux (1955, 2009 and 2010), Mouton-Rothschild, and Haut-Brion. Both in 2010, Château Palmer and Beychevelle are dreams as much as the unavoidable 100 Parker points Pontet-Canet. On the right bank, we also melt in front of the fine selection of Petrus, Troplong-Mondot 2005, Angélus 2010, Pavie-Macquin and Vieux-Certan 2009.
The Rhône also displays nice bottles. For white wines, you will find the jewel of Condrieu, La Doriane 2009 of Guigal and two magnums of 2006 by Gangloff. Red wines are represented by the acclaimed Cornas from Auguste Clape and Thierry Allemand. To discover also: cuvées of Landonne 1998 and 2005 and Guigal La Mouline 2005 or even Côte-Rôtie Terres Sombres from Yves Cuilleron. Other fine names of the appellation such as Gangloff, Gerin, Clusel-Roch, or Crozes-Hermitage Clos des Grives underline the very safe choice of this amateur.
This collection is eclectic because of the unusualness of the selected vineyards, notably from Languedoc. The amateur paces regularly this region and discovered there the wines of Marlene Soria, Puech Haut, La Négly, Chabanon, Estanilles… He has completed his discoveries with a beautiful series of bottles from La Grange des Pères, and in other regions: the domains Marcel Deiss and Albert Mann from Alsace, Domaine de Trévallon from the Bouches-du-Rhône. The Loire is well represented with Clos Rougeard and its cuvées “Le Bourg”, “Le Clos” and “Les Poyeux”. Less, but still as qualitative, bottles from Burgundy featuring Le Corton Grand Cru 1990 from Domaine Bonneau du Martray and Chablis Grand Cru 2009 from Château Grenouilles. For Champagne amateurs, the selection is prestigious with vintage cuvées or magnums from Sélosse, Deutz, Roederer and Bollinger.
Thanks to the quality and reputation of these 750 lots, this auction looks promising: the opportunity to take over this connoisseur who patiently and lovingly collected a treasure.
Auction open until 21st June:
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