Are you an enthusiast who likes to adventure? This auction is for you! Come with us to discover wines that have a real sense of place. What exactly are you looking for? The most beautiful lots? The largest formats? The oldest vintages? The most classic or the most up-to-date? The most meditative nectars? Go ahead and browse, you’re spoilt for choice!
The most beautiful lots
It’s time to dream a little and, above all, to offer yourself a well-deserved gift as the winter wears on. Burgundy is of course the star of this category with wines made by Lalou Bize-Leroy from her Leroy and Auvenay estates. We recommend the Meursaults Les Narvaux 2002 and Les Gouttes d’Or 2005 or the Auxey-Duresses Les Boutonniers 2006 from the Auvenay estate as well as the Richebourg 2011 from Leroy. Never too far away, the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti stands out with an incredible 2013 Montrachet. Bordeaux hasn’t lost its panache either, as evidenced by the presence of a two-bottle lot of Cheval Blanc 1998.
The largest formats
Why not be generous with yourself and your loved ones, if you’ve got the chance. We can only recommend a double magnum of Bollinger‘s Grande Année 2007 or Beaucastel‘s Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010 to celebrate a special occasion. Ensuring a good ageing potential for the wine it contains, the magnum appears from different signatures, each more tempting than the next. Jean-Michel Stephan‘s Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Bassenon 2017, Dard and Ribo‘s Crozes-Hermitage Les Rouges des Bâties 2017 and Vincent Pinard‘s Chêne Marchand 2013 white Sancerre are just a few examples.
The oldest vintages
Stop time for a moment to contemplate a bygone era with one of these mature wines. Port 1900, Château Haut-Brion 1930, Barolo 1937, Château Barreyres 1938, Château Brillette 1939, and Barolos Riserva Monfortino 1941 and 1945 by Giacomo Conterno have the power to take you far, far away…
The most meditative
Take the time to appreciate a glass of something unique. Whether it’s a natural sweet wine, a muté or a liquoreux, it always has a story to tell. For this, head to Roussillon where the Léon Parcé 1995 Banyuls from La Rectorie and the 2011 Vintage Maury from Mas Amiel await your bids. From Alsace, try a Vendanges Tardives (Pinot Gris VT Clos Jebsal 2007 from Zind-Humbrecht) or a Sélections de Grains Nobles (Gewurztraminer SGN Altenberg de Bergheim 1999 from Marcel Deiss). Have you ever tried an Andalusian sherry? Why not go for it! As far as ports are concerned, you’ll find excellence in a 2008 Quinta do Noval or a vintage 1970 from Sanderman. Finally, don’t forget these Sauternes and Barsacs: Climens 1981, Doisy-Daëne 2005 and Yquem 1949.
The most classic
Are you looking for a classic signature, one you can rely on? Well there’s no doubt that Bordeaux is the one for you, renowned for the prestige of its 1855 classification. Château Lafite Rothschild 1990, Mouton-Rothschild declined in 12 vintages, Margaux 2000 and Haut-Brion 2002 are waiting for you.
Some great Provençal names are also to be acquired. Among them, Pibarnon 2005, La Tour du Bon 1998, Tempier 2018, Trévallon (from 2013 to 2019), and, last but not least, Château Simone‘s delicious white Palette 1997.
Regions that have seen a recent revival are full of gorgeous surprises. From Auvergne, try the work of Patrick Bouju, Vignoble de l’Arbre Blanc, Daniel Sage and Jean Maupertuis. From the Beaujolais, we recommend wines from Jean-Claude Lapalu, Yvon Métras and Jean Foillard. From the Jura, we love estates like Cavarodes, Labet and Granges Paquenesses. The star of this category is undoubtedly the 2015 Cornas from the La Grande Colline estate, owned by Japanese winemaker Hirotake Ooka, who sold up after the 2017 vintage (2017) before returning to his homeland.