Have you, like us, suddenly realized that 2019 is almost ending? Time flies… only a few months left to celebrate the years ending in 9. To help you, here is a brand-new focus: the anniversary vintages. Let’s travel through time and remember some historical moments through unique bottles.
1939, 1949, 1959… are they unfindable? Almost… but you can still find them on iDealwine. They are not only collection bottles; they can truly be divine. Let’s go to the Pyrénées, where is the blue chip of old bottles: a few bottles of Maury 1939 of domain Pla del Fount, but also the Rivesaltes 1949 of domain de La Sobilane or of Château Mossé. Those bottles that you can only find on iDealwine were selected by an expert wine-lover who bottled those once out-of-fashion bottles.
How could we forget 1969 and the famous July 21st, when Neil Amstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked for the very first time on the moon? Which bottle would you open to celebrate this event: the mythic Château Beychevelle or a Bas-Armagnac from domain Bellair Darroze?
Twenty years later… the most amazing orchestra director, Herbert von Karajan passed away in 1989. Therefore the quality of this vintage is a real tribute to this artist! In Burgundy, you can choose between the Chambertin Clos de Bèze from Louis Jadot and the Chevalier-Montrachet from Bouchard Père et Fils. You can also pick a Château-Chalon (absolutely a-ma-zing with a comté or morels) or a domain de Trévallon.
Let’s skip ten years: 1999 is the first victory of Lance Amstrong on the famous… Tour de France! It’s also a nice year in Bordeaux : Ausone, Haut-Marbuzet, Cheval Blanc, Yquem and Latour are ready to be opened now. The Champagne connoisseurs will go for Le Clos Saint-Hilaire from Billecart-Salmon or R.D made by Bollinger. In case you are looking for a perfectly mature bottle, pick a Grange des Pères, a Vouvray from Clos Naudin, a Côte-Rôtie, La Sereine Noire of Gangloff or a Château Rayas!
Michael Jackson’s death but MAINLY one of the greatest vintages: lucky those who were born in 2009! (even if they still must wait to taste of course 😉 ) Minéral, the extra-brut blanc de blancs made by Agrapart, Altenberg de Bergheim from domain Marcel Deiss, Amarone della Valpolicella of Dal Forno Romano, Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos of Dauvissat, Château Léoville-Poyferré and Clos de la Coulée de Serrant… this catalogue is a dream coming true!
As you can see, this focus on mature vintages is actually quite unique, therefore absolutely unmissable. If you wish to remember a nice event, travel through time to an unknown year, celebrate a special birthday or simply find a nice ready-to-drink bottle, check out the wines available on iDealwine.