This auction closes on the 13th and 14th May and brings together some of Burgundy’s most precious bottles in a total of 1,200 lots, some of which date back as far as 1985. And the lots from other regions aren’t to be missed either.
Burgundy, guaranteed value
This auction is dedicated above all to Burgundy, the beating heart of France’s vineyards made up of Chablis, the Côte de Nuits, the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Maconnais. Domaine Coche-Dury is the region’s star white wine producer and is represented here by several Corton-Charlemagne grand cru from 1994 and 2014. The famous Domaine de la Romanée-Conti also makes an appearance with a collection of dream bottles including La Tâche, Richebourg, and Montrachet. Don’t miss out on the Chambertin grand cru from Domaine Leroy in the 1998 vintage. 2005 was a particularly good year for Burgundy’s reds, so Domaine d’Auvenay’s Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru is bound to be outstanding. From Chablis, we have a magnificent selection from Domaine Raveneau, including a 2009 Chablis premier cru Montée de Tonnerre, a 2010 Chablis grand cru Blanchot, and a 2011 Chablis premier cru Butteaux.
The Rhône valley, a close second
Perhaps the most famous names from the Rhône valley are the likes of Chapoutier, Guigal, Rayas, and Jean-Louis Chave…well, they’re all here! 1990 is a particularly good vintage for the reds from this region, which is why the Ermitage Le Pavillon lot from Domaine Chapoutier promises to be a real treat! Guigal has brought out its landmark trio of La Landonne, La Turque and La Mouline, a legendary series that you don’t want to miss out on. Château Rayas here offers several lots of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the 2010 vintage, a year that we scored 19/20 for the southern Rhône! Two lots of Hermitage from Jean-Louis Chave are also up for grabs in the 2005 and 2007 vintages.
A beautiful Bordeaux selection
Bordeaux is represented in this auction with a little over 500 lots, including a 1938 vintage. There is an exceptional lot of 12 bottles from Château Lafite Rothschild’s 1986 vintage, and Château Haut-Brion has something on offer for those wishing to make an investment in some wonderful white cuvées. This is also the region to head for if you’re after formats that are somewhat out of the ordinary – how about 24 half-bottles of Château Lafite Rothchild’s 1978, a magnum of 1949 Château Latour, or an imperial of 1991 Château Lafite Rothschild? And with a wine bottled before the beginning of the second world war, Château Haut-Brion has the oldest in this sale with a cuvée from 1938. A bottled destined for someone who likes a drop of history in their glass. And don’t forget that this region’s prices aren’t always so intimidating! We have plenty of lots at more accessible prices from domains like Château la Louvrière and Château Haut-Gardère.
These are just a few of the superb bottles you’ll find in this sale – here is a link to the auction, where you’ll find a much more comprehensive catalogue!
Happy bidding! 🙂