Auction top picks | Rarities from Bordeaux and beyond

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Our latest auction has some of the finest rare wines from your favourite regions, including Bordeaux. What would you say to a Château Le Pin, Lafleur or Allary Haut-Brion? Other highlights include the coveted wines of Domaine d’Auvenay and Pierre Overnoy’s vins jaunes.

Grands crus and rare gems from Bordeaux

Far from short of vineyards, Bordeaux is perhaps not the first region we think of when it comes to rarity. And yet, there are indeed some fine treasures to be found there! The Duclot mixed cases are just one example, always bringing in bidders and available in this sale with the 2008 vintage. Petrus, of course, makes an appearance in this auction, but can you think of a rarer property? How about Château Le Pin, a property from which we see around a dozen bottles a year – blink and you miss them! Here we have a bottle from 2006. Not quite as rare but still among the region’s champions is Château Lafleur, a fine Pomerol property whose 2015 vintage has made its way into our catalogues. Another big factor for rarity is when bottles circulate from a domain that no longer exists. In Bordeaux, this is the case for Domaine Allary Haut-Brion, a micro-vineyard of 1.3 hectares within the legendary Château Haut-Brion. It used to be sold under the name Passion Haut-Brion, and these are available here in their 2009 and 2010 vintages. It’s not every day that you see half-bottles from a premier grand cru classé, but this time we have some 1978 vintages in just this format from Château Lafite-Rothschild. Finally, for a truly great vintage, we have some 1961 cuvées from Châteaux Lascombes, Cos Labory, Rauzan Ségla and Talbot.

Mature vintages from the prestigious Burgundy

In Burgundy, where the intricate dividing up of climats creates a strong rarity factor, Romanée-Conti is here proposed in its 1974 vintage, as well as the 2004 Montrachet from the same domain. Another Another highly prized name is Domaine d’Auvenay (Lalou Bize-Leroy’s second domain), from which you’ll find several cuvées like the 2014 Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères and the Meursault Les Narvaux in 2004 and 2005. Grands crus, including mature vintages, also have a place in this auction, including a 1998 Musigny by Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, a 2000 Bonnes-Mares by Georges Roumier, and a 2000 Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes from Bizot.

Top picks from elsewhere

From the Rhône, bidders will be fighting over the sublime Côte-Rôtie from Domaine Jamet in its 1991 vintage, an excellent year for the northern Rhône, as well as the grandiose 2010 Château Rayas. From the Jura, we have some mature vin jaune by Pierre Overnoy (1985 and 1988) and a 2016 magnum of Poulsard by Domaine des Murmures. Finally, if you’re looking for a spirit, perhaps you’ll be the happy bidder who takes home an 1897 bottle of Très Vieille Réserve from Caves Fauchon or a 1908 Armagnac Peuchet.

See the full auction online here and the catalogues below:

17/03/2021 – 10H00 : Misc. French Wines 1989-2020
17/03/2021 – 10H30 : Champagne 1975-2017
17/03/2021 – 11H00 : Alsace Jura 1975-2019
17/03/2021 – 11H30 : Loire 1989-2019 – Red
17/03/2021 – 12H00 : Loire 1976-2019 – White
17/03/2021 – 12H30 : Burgundy 1959-2014 – White
17/03/2021 – 13H00 : Burgundy 2015-2019 – White
17/03/2021 – 14H00 : Burgundy 1956-2009 – Red
17/03/2021 – 15H00 : Burgundy 2010-2014 – Red
17/03/2021 – 16H00 : Burgundy 2015-2019 – Red
18/03/2021 – 10H30 : Autres vins Etranger 1966-2019
18/03/2021 – 11H00 : Vins Italiens 1971-2018
18/03/2021 – 11H30 : Rhône 1984-2013
18/03/2021 – 12H00 : Rhône 2014-2019
18/03/2021 – 12H30 : Bordeaux 1960-2018 – White
18/03/2021 – 13H00 : Bordeaux 1961-1993 – Red
18/03/2021 – 14H00 : Bordeaux 1994-2005 – Red
18/03/2021 – 15H00 : Bordeaux 2006-2018 – Red

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