Auction: 5,000 reasons why you should rush back from your holidays

Here are 5,000 lots that should cheer you up when you come back from holidays. A private collection is even included in this sale.

An exceptional selection, a private collection spread in 3 exclusive catalogues, a lot of Grands Crus from Bordeaux, Burgundy but also a myriad of beautiful wines from our many-faced vineyards, from the Loire limestone to the Rhone pebbles, passing by the Alsace and Jura peaks and the Champagne bubbles… Our team has prepared you THE selection to make you travel around France all through the year to come. The start of the year spleen? Not with iDealwine !

Let’s go to Bordeaux. All the Premier Grand Cru Classés answered “present” for the first day of the school. This year, the young Léo Brillon (born in 1989… but also 1990, 2002, 2012…) should hold his valedictorian ranking (just in case, Léo Brillon = Les Haut-Brion). His friend Margaux, head of the class of the village next door, is here too, in the vintages 2011, 2012. Lafite & Mouton, the two bosom cousins are also on top of the headlines. We also would like to note the presence of Château Pontet Canet, especially the vintage 2009 (Yummy!), Yquem, Angélus, Cheval Blanc, and even the outstanding and unranked student:  Petrus (1989, 1993, 1996, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2012). Why not going out of the scholar standard and choose the château Carbonnieux 1929 ? For the record, this vintage graduated with honors in all the subjects… except economics, of course! Château Gilette 1947 will also remind some nice memories to his former teachers…

In Burgundy, even if the teacher’s conference works differently, the level competes with verve. The domain Leroy is present with an amazing Chambertin 1998 but also wines from Richebourg, Romanée Saint-Vivant or Clos de la Roche. The domain d’Auvenay is in fine fettle to start the year with many superstars including a sublime chevalier-montrachet 1997. One sip of its cuvée “Les Narvaux” should enchant any reluctant teacher. The unbeatable valedictorian of Burdundy, domain de la Romanée-Conti, will perform with a 1990. Arnaud Ente, Anne Gros, Dujac and Emmanuel Rouget are also back from holidays.

Let’s go backward and head south to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Away from the crowds, we’ll discover a magnum of Clos Saint-Jean Sanctus Sanctorum 2009 from domain Maurel, some bottles of Château Rayas and serial Réserve des Célestins from Henri Bonneau & Fils.  Uphill, where the river is still steep-sided, Jean-Louis Chave and his Hermitage is top of the class. His neighbor Chapoutier has always had some troubles with dictation as he’s never able to choose between the two spellings Hermitage and Ermitage (Le Pavillon 1990, magnum).

An exhaustive and impressive Clos Rougeard set will be the master of the Loire Valley (Le Bourg, Le Clos, Brézé, Les Poyeux in many and prestigious vintages). We warmly recommend the wines of Stéphane Bernardeau who graduated with merits last year with his magnificent cuvée Les Nourissons. François Cotat, Alphonse Mellot and Nicolas Joly, with its Coulée de Serrant, will challenge these leaders with no doubt.

Don’t forget to study your geography this year with Clos Saint-Hune from domain Trimbach, a beautiful set Collection Grand Cru of Jacques Selosse (for the nerds, you could also study hard and taste an entire nabuchodonozor of Taittinger) or all the reading/tasting list of Grange des Pères ! Uphill, you can also discover the most fashionable mountains and choose Pierre Overnoy’s wines. I can hear the students whispering and betting its 1985 vin jaune will overcome all records!

This season Fashion week star will be with no doubt the German speciality: you’ll find a riesling G Max Weingut Keller Trocken 2009 and a riesling Herrenberg Trockenbeerenauslese Maximin Grunhauser 1989. No doubt you’ll also win your Scrabble game if you manage to spell those names correctly! 😉

Welcome back to the schoolyard! This year should be fill of marbles (= bottles) fights! Who will win the most beautiful wines? Happy bidding!


04/09/2019 – 10H00 : Etranger 1840-2016 04/09/2019 – 10H30 : Misc. French Wines 1858-2018 04/09/2019 – 11H00 : Languedoc Roussillon 1898-2016 04/09/2019 – 11H30 : Alsace Jura 1976-2017 04/09/2019 – 12H00 : Champagne 1966-2010 04/09/2019 – 12H30 : Loire 1959-2018 04/09/2019 – 13H00 : Burgundy 1957-2008 – White 04/09/2019 – 13H30 : Burgundy 2009-2017 – White 04/09/2019 – 14H00 : Burgundy 1972-1996 – Red 04/09/2019 – 14H30 : Burgundy 1997-2003 – Red 04/09/2019 – 15H00 : Burgundy 2004-2009 – Red 04/09/2019 – 15H30 : Burgundy 2010-2017 – Red 04/09/2019 – 16H00 : CP – Bordeaux 1943-2012 04/09/2019 – 16H30 : CP – Misc. French Wines 1983-2013 04/09/2019 – 17H00 : CP – Etranger 1994-2012 05/09/2019 – 10H00 : Rhône 1970-2018 – White 05/09/2019 – 10H30 : Rhône 1981-2005 – Red 05/09/2019 – 11H00 : Rhône 2006-2018 – Red 05/09/2019 – 11H30 : Bordeaux 1929-1975 – Red 05/09/2019 – 12H00 : Bordeaux 1976-1981 – Red 05/09/2019 – 12H30 : Bordeaux 1982-1986 – Red 05/09/2019 – 13H00 : Bordeaux 1987-1991 – Red 05/09/2019 – 13H30 : Bordeaux 1992-1995 – Red 05/09/2019 – 14H00 : Bordeaux 1996-2000 – Red 05/09/2019 – 14H30 : Bordeaux 2001-2005 – Red 05/09/2019 – 15H00 : Bordeaux 2006-2010 – Red 05/09/2019 – 15H30 : Bordeaux 2011-2016 – Red 05/09/2019 – 16H00 : Bordeaux 1934-2015 – White

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