Until 4th November, iDealwine displays a stunning collection of 2,300 wines sourced from the cellar of a French wine lover, who carefully and patiently built his collection since the 1970s. Kept in the best conditions, the selection offers a magnificent overview of the best vineyards of the world with many ready to drink bottles. A rare auction not to be missed.
The collection of mostly represented by French Grands crus as well wines from Italy, Spain and Germany. Kept in a beautiful cellar in the region of the Cevennes, in the South of France, the wines were kept in ideal conditions of temperature and humidity.
The finest Grands crus from Bordeaux
Bordeaux is the main represented region and amounts for about a third of the collection. First growths, often in OWC display the best vintages: Haut Brion 1982, La Mission Brion 2000, Mouton Rothschild 1986 (in magnums), Latour (1985, 1989), Ausone (1978, 1982), Petrus 1986… don’t miss the “Caisse Collection” 1998 with the 9 first growths including Petrus.
Mr M. obviously didn’t stop with only the 1st growths and got a great diversity of wines and vintages. Note Pape Clément 2002, Léoville Poyferré 2000, Montrose 2003, Pavie 2004, Léoville Las Cases 2004, Domaine de Chevalier 1996, Cos d’Estournel 2001, Lynch Bages (1999, 2000), Lascombes 1982… the list is long and also includes La Lagune 1989, Giscours 1996, Haut-Bailly 2004, Prieuré Lichine 1995, Vieux Château Certan 2001, Belair 1982, Figeac 1978, or Tertre Roteboeuf and Roc de Cambes 2006. Sauternes lovers will be fulfilled with Château Climens 2001, 2003 or 2005, Suduiraut 1990, Sigalas Rabaud 1989… and of course Yquem in several vintages.
A Burgundy Oenothèque
Amateurs of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay should appreciate the 500 bottles of Mr M. including bottles from Domaine de la Romanée Conti, with La Tâche (2002, 2003, 2006, 2007), Richebourg (1989, 2002, 2007), Romanée Saint-Vivant (1984, 2006, 2007), and Echézeaux (2002, 2006 and 2007). In Côte-de-Nuits still, the list is very impressive from Leroy (Vosne-Romanée Les Genaivrières 2005) to Liger-Belair (La-Romanée 2006), Rousseau (Chambertin 2009, 2010), Méo-Camuzet (Richebourg 2003), Mugnier (Musigny 1995, 2003), Vogüé (Musigny 2002) and Roumier (Bonnes-Mares 2003). This sale is also a unique opportunity to complete your cellar with wines from prestigious producers like Clos de Tart, Clos des Lambrays, Trapet, Mortet, Ponsot, Esmonin and Gros Frères et Sœur in Côte de Nuits, Marquis d’Angerville, Bonneau du Martray, Comte Armand, domaine de Montille, Pousse d’Or in Côte de Beaune: a real oenothèque of the finest Burgundy lovers! But again, not only will you find the established domains,but also rising stars (now highly praised), as Cécile Tremblay, Clavelier, Fourrier or Lechenault.
In white, don’t miss the Montrachets from Comtes Lafon or Bouchard, Bâtard-Montrachets from domaines Leflaive ou Ramonet, Meursaults from Lafon or Roulot, Corton-Charlemagne from Bonneau du Martray, Bouchard or Bruno Clair, Chablis from Dauvissat, Raveneau or William Fèvre. What a choice! Most aware connoisseurs will probably bid on domaines like Arnaud Ente or Guffens.
Icons from the Rhône
In Rhône, you’ll discover a vast selection from North to South: in Côte-Rôtie Guigal and its famous trilogy (including the superb Mouline 1991), Jamet (Côte Brune 2009…), Gerin or Vernay in ready to drink vintages. Don’t miss the Cornas from domaines Clape and Colombo. From Hermitage, Chave, Graillot, without forgetting Chapoutier, Jaboulet and Grippat. In Châteauneuf the collection displays an impressive series of mature vintages from Chateau de Beaucastel or Domaine de la Mordorée. Note also the very sought-after Pignan from Château Rayas and rare white wines as Château-Grillet 2000, l’Hermitage Vin de Paille 1995 from Chapoutier and the Châteauneuf 2005 from Rayas.
And many more treasures…
In other regions our wine collector opted for the best winemakers from South-West of France (Tirecul La Gravière, Domaine de Souch or Dagueneau), Jura (Ganevat, Macle) and LoireValley: Alliet, Dagueneau, le Clos Rougeard, Cotat or Vatan and of course the sweet wines from Domaine Huet, Beaumart or the acclaimed Clos Naudin by Foreau (Goutte d’Or 2011). In Champagne Selosse, Gosset, Bollinger, Roederer (Cristal), Ruinart, Drappier and Jacquesson. Nice selection also from Languedoc, with Mas de Daumas Gassac, Clos Marie, Peyre Rose, Mas Jullien, La Grange des Pères, beyond others… and a bit more towards the South, the famous Trévallon and Pibarnon.
Outside of France, there is a fantastic selection of wines from Germany, Italy and Spain and we’ll publish an other article specific about this part of the sale!
Read further on iDealwine Le Blog:
- Auction Report 14th October
- Auction Report 30th September
- The 100 most sought-after wines: Bordeaux leads the way
- This year’s top 50 wines over €1,000
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