Auction closed 12 April: 3,120 lots of fine wine

Petrus, Yquem, Coche-Dury, Comte de Vogüé, Ramonet: all the des names you’ve always dreamt of are featured in this auction. Bordeaux and Burgundy lovers will be particularly pleased but no worries if you are looking for any other top region, the choice is wide.

In Bordeaux you can find many approachable and ready to drink wines like the Domaine de l’A 2008  from Stéphane Derenoncourt, in Saint-Emilion, Château Chauvin 1990 and in Pomerol, Nénin 2002. In Pessac, Carbonnieux and Haut Bailly  1999. On the right bank, check Haut Marbuzet 1988, Giscours 1978, Pibran 1970 and 1975, or for younger vintages Haut Bages Libéral 2004 or Sociando Mallet 2008.

For the very old and iconic vintages, Doisy-Daëne 1924, Talbot 1945 in magnum, in 1961, Haut-brion (100 Parker). In 1982, the sale features the superb Château Margaux and in 1989, Montrose (98+ Parker) and Petrus (another 100 Parker). En 1990, Lynch-Bages, (99 Parker) at its peak now. In 2005, the acclaimed Mouton-Rothschild and Troplong-Mondot (100 Parker). Finally in 2010, an exceptional lot of 12 Montrose is put on sale, also holder of the perfect score.

In Burgundy, you should get some good deals. For less than €50, look at the 1er cru Montée de Tonnerre by Droin in 2015, the 1er cru Forest René from Dauvissat. In red, the Marsannay 2009 Champs Perdrix of Geantet-Pansiot and the Clos du Roy of the excellent Sylvain Pataille. In Morey-Saint-Denis, one will closely follow the 1er cru Clos des Ormes from Faiveley. In Nuits-Saint-Georges, we love the 1er cru Les Petits Plets from domaine d’Arlot 2010 and Clos des Porrets 2006 from Henri Gouges.

This sale features all the mythical domains of Burgundy. In Gevrey, you will have the choice between the Chambertin 1999 by Denis Mortet, and the 2009 by Armand Rousseau. In Morey-Saint-Denis, if you like big sizes, then do not miss this double-magnum of Clos-de-Tart 2011. Next to the Clos de Tart, halfway with Chambolle is Bonnes-Mares, You will have the choice between a lot of 2 bottles of 2000 by Mugnier or Roumier in 2014. In 2001, don’t miss the exceptional Musigny of Comte Georges de Vogüé. Finally, on the Côte de Beaune, there is a great selection of 6 and 12 bottle cases of Domaine Ramonet in several vintages.

In the Rhône, rush on all the wines from Emmanuel Reynaud: Domaine des Tours 2012 (around €20), Pialade 2011, Vacqueyras 2009 of Chateau des Tours and Rayas 2013. In Côte-Rôtie, the wines of Domaine Jamet are well represented. His cuvée from young vines, Fructus Voluptas 2013 is absolutely sublime and the Cote-Rotie 2011 impressive too. Finally the highlight of the sale will be this exceptional batch of two bottles of La Turque (Guigal) 1989.

In other regions, note the great presence of several cases of the iconic Languedoc, Grange des Pères with vintages ranging from 1995 to 2011. In Beaujolais, track the cuvée Zaccharie from Château Thivin 2009 and in Loire the Sancerre La Grande Côte from François Cotat will be a must. From Jurançon, look at the rising star Jardins de Babylone from Dagueneau 2009 and the legendary Clos Joliette 1970.

Outside of France, spotlights will be on the Marsala Superiore Florio 1840 in Italy and on the Boal Solera of 1820 in Spain. Still in Spain, but more recent, you might want to bid on the magnum of Vega Sicilia 1970.

 

CATALOGUES – CLOSEED Wednesday 12 April (Paris time)

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