There are some fine collections of vintages waiting for you in Bordeaux from the châteaux of Lynch-Bages, Montrose and the three Léovilles. There are also treasures from Burgundy (500 lots), Rhône producer Guigal’s La-La-La wines, and the best producers from everywhere else. An irresistible sale!
We don’t know about you, but we’re already excited at the list of treasures in this new sale. The Bordeaux selection is as complete as ever, and includes – in addition to Saint-Emilion’s finest – a great set of vintages from the three Léovilles, Lynch-Bages and Montrose. And it’s also an opportunity to offer you a comprehensive cross-section of the 2005 vintage, which is starting to reach its peak. As for Burgundy, the 500 or so catalogue lots are sure to get you dreaming, drooling… or digging out your wallet. Every appellation is represented, with an astonishing range of prices and vintages. Heading up the Rhône offering, Guigal and its La Landonne, La Turque and La Mouline Côte-Rôtie wines: here’s your chance to taste examples from some memorable vintages. And the roll-call of great producers from elsewhere is complete, too. For example? Le Clos Rougeard and Huet from the Loire, Zind-Humbrecht in Alsace, Grange des Pères in Languedoc, and Angelo Gaja and Sassicaia from Italy. And that’s not all! The sale features a few highly unusual bottle sizes: where else but iDealwine could you find a Nebuchadnezzar of Chambertin Clos de Bèze 1989 (Pierre Damoy), or a Jeroboam of Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2000 from the Château de Beaucastel? These rare, wonderful wines, which will afford you some memorable moments of tasting and sharing, are all on iDealwine until 28 September. Happy bidding!
And now let’s turn to the second labels… The three Léoville wines (Las-Cases, Barton, Poyferré), Montrose, Cos d’Estournel… This exceptional sale is full to bursting with these Médoc crus which always give the first wines a run for their money… but at (slightly) more affordable prices. And what about ready-to-drink vintages? Let’s see: Montrose 1986 (80€), Léoville du Marquis de Las-Cases 1999 (110€), Léoville-Barton in the legendary 1961 vintage (estimated at 250€). And let’s not forget Lynch-Bages, with nearly 15 vintages, including the 1945… Over on the Right Bank, don’t miss a 1990 vintage of the excellent Château La Conseillante from Pomerol and a Vieux-Château-Certan 2008 (110€), which has just been promoted to 3 stars in the RVF’s 2017 guide. Saint-Emilion brings us another newly-promoted wine (5 stars in the 2017 Bettan guide): Château Figeac, which also shares Vieux-Château-Certan’s characteristically gravelly soil. The 1990 vintage is estimated at 130€. From Pessac-Léognan comes an exceptional lot of 12 bottles from Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2005 (estimated at 660€), named as « Revelation of the Year » by the Guide Bettane. And there are plenty of bargains to be had in the sale too: two bottles of Phélan Ségur 2009 estimated at 60€, Petit Lion de las Cases 2013 estimated at 22€, Giscours 1985 at 50€ and a couple of iDealwine classics: Belle-Vue and Clos Puy-Arnaud.
However, if you prefer first-label wines, you won’t be disappointed. They’re all here: the five grands vins from 1855 (Haut-Brion, Latour, Lafite, Mouton, Margaux), the two A-rated « historic » wines from Saint-Emilion (Cheval Blanc and Ausone), and the newcomer Pavie. The sale also includes no fewer than 8 vintages of the incomparable Petrus from 1943 to 2010…
The selection from Burgundy is just as impressive, with a choice of superb villages and premiers crus from the best domaines at entirely reasonable prices. From Chablis, the sublime wines of the Domaine Dauvissat are well worth a look, and especially its René Forest 2012 premier cru at 50€. From the Côte de Nuits, we can recommend the Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Clos des Porets St Georges from the talented Domaine Henri Gouge 2006 (also estimated at 50€). The Côte de Beaune offers us an exceptional lot of three Volnay 1Er Clos des Caillerets from the excellent Domaine de la Pousse d’Or (150€). Lastly, we recommend a 2009 example of the 1er cru Les Combettes from Jean-Marc Boillot, a marvellous Puligny-Montrachet (70€). In a different category, you’d do well to keep an eye on the Domaine d’Auvenay’s 2011 Aligoté, now completely unavailable elsewhere.
The collection of grands crus is just as spectacular. From Gevrey, choose between Bruno Clair’s 2006 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze (130€), a 1989 Chambertin from Trapet (110€), or the Latricières-Chambertin from the understated but excellent Domaine Simon Bize (lot of 2 bottles from the 2007 vintage estimated at 180€). Among the legendary wines on sale, we should also point out the Clos des Lambrays 1985, the Clos de Tart 1990, Frédéric Mugnier’s Musigny from 2000 and an Echézeaux from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Names to dream about…
Our selection of wines from the Rhône valley will focus on two appellations in particular: Côte-Rôtie and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We trust you won’t mind…! Once again we’ll be offering Guigal’s famous « trilogy »: La Landonne, La Turque and La Mouline, in vintages from 2000 to 2006. They’re sure to form the basis of some memorable tastings… and don’t forget that these wines were produced in tiny quantities. And there’s more: Jamet 2005 (160€) and Les Grandes Places from the excellent Domaine Clusel-Roch 1990 (120€) are yet more additions to the list… And from Châteauneuf, you can take your pick from the five Château Rayas vintages from 1995 to 2005. We’re also able to offer you two domaines which have just been promoted to 3 stars in the 2017 RVF guide: Domaine du Vieux-Donjon and Le Clos du Mont-Olivet. And still there’s more: Pegaü, Vieux Télégraphe and Beaucastel are also present and correct.
From the other regions, we simply must recommend the 2009 Vouvray Le Mont from the Domaine Huet at just 30€ or the super-rare Cuvée Constance 1997 at 120€. From Champagne, our guest of honour is Dom Pérignon in the 1995, 1996, 2005 and 2006 vintages. From Alsace, we recommend the Pinot Gris SGN from Zind-Humbrecht (2010 at 40€). Lastly, from Languedoc, you’ll find no fewer than four vintages from the Grange des Pères: 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012 (between 100€ and 160€).
From abroad, apart from the superb Sassicaia which you’ll already be familiar with from our sales (2004 estimated at 200€), you’ll find Angelo Gaja’s Barolo (2004 at 200€).
Access the catalogues until 28th September:
- 09:30am | Non French Wines 1887-2014
- 10:00am | Misc. French Wines 1952-2012
- 10:30am | Loire 1959-2013
- 11:00am | Alsace Champagne Jura
- 11:30am | Rhone 1978-2006
- 12:00pm | Rhone 2007-2014
- 12:30pm | Burgundy 1966-2014
- 01:00pm | Burgundy 1961-2005
- 01:30pm | Burgundy 2006-2014
- 02:00pm | Bordeaux 1928-1984
- 02:30pm | Bordeaux 1985-1998
- 03:00pm | Bordeaux 1999-2004
- 03:30pm | Bordeaux 2005-2006
- 04:00pm | Bordeaux 2007-2009
- 04:30pm | Bordeaux 2010-2013
- 05:00pm | Bordeaux 1937-2012
Read further on iDealwine Le Blog:
- Auction Report 10 & 31 August: summer trends
- Auction Report 20 July: collectable Côte de Nuits from Noellat and Clair-Dau
- Auction Report 15 June: mature vintages from top Burgundy estates on the rise
- Auction Report 1 June: marked success for the big names from the Rhône
- Auction Report 25 May: Top Alsace & Rhône: La Chapelle 1961
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