If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like waiting for wine to age, iDealwine has put together a selection just for you, bursting with the best wines that are ready to drink. These bottles have already been in the cellar for several years and are waiting for you!
We can’t be the only ones to set a goal every year of ageing at least a few bottles of wine, before a lack of space or patience leads us to break the promise once again. “Never mind, let’s open this one too”. We have a solution for you in the form of our mature vintage selection. These are bottles that have already been aged for a while, so you don’t need to keep them waiting any longer! Let’s go down to the cellar and blow the dust off some labels to uncover the big names hidden underneath…
A particularly well-ordered cellar, these regions can be discovered in alphabetical order. B for Bordeaux. More than 200 references from this emblematic region have been added to our mature vintage selection. Let’s be honest, you absolutely must have the experience of tasting an old bottle from Bordeaux at least once in your life. And here you have a wealth of choice: Haut-Brion, Margaux, Angélus, Mouton-Rothschild…they’re all there! If the 2005 vintage tempts you, you might have to choose between the subtle and balanced Château Palmer and the most highly-reputed dessert wine in the world, Château d’Yquem. Also from Bordeaux, you might consider the 1993 from Château de Fieuzal, a typical white from Pessac-Léognan with its aromas of citrus and white fruit.
Whenever you hear about Bordeaux, Burgundy is never too far away. In this selection, the Burgundian bottles are yet more rare, so don’t let them pass you by! The biggest names make an appearance here: Armand Rousseau, Coche Dury, Domaine Leflaive among others. Bouchard Père & Fils has a 2005 Beaune premier cru available, an especially fine vintage from this region. The famous Clos de Vougeot is of course present with a 1998 grand cru Château de La Tour. Dominique Mugneret never seems to stop producing incredible wines that do great justice to their terroirs of origin. The 2001 Vosne-Romanée from this property is particularly velvety and subtle.
Looking to the Champagne region, we can’t resist directing your attention to the oldest Maison de Champagne: Ruinart. The Dom-Ruinart cuvée, carrying the name of the Benedictine monk who founded the estate, is made exclusively from grand cru grapes. An ode to the finest Chardonnay, we have available some bottles from the 1990 vintage, a notable year for the Champagne region. Or are you looking for a fruitier, livelier Champagne? Perhaps the rosé 2008 premier cru brut 1522 cuvée by Maison Philipponnat is the one for you, the name of which commemorates the year when the family originally set themselves up in the village of Ay.
Let’s round off our cellar tour with the Rhône valley. From the north we suggest the 2010 Crozes-Hermitage from Domaine Graillot, another exceptional vintage from this area. The 1995 Côte-Rôtie from Jamet won’t disappoint either, chewy, ample, and delicate. From the south, why not go for the legendary Château Rayas? We recommend their 2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a light and delicate wine made mainly from Grenache.
There are plenty more bottles waiting on our ‘new mature vintages’ page, so take a closer look! Enjoy your new discoveries…and enjoy them soon!
See all the mature vintages available at iDealwine