Auctions: 3,000 hidden gems and valuable wines


iDealwine lovers can’t seem to get enough of the rare wines on offer in our auctions 😊. This auction is the perfect opportunity for you to swoop up some rare gems and transform your cellar into a treasure trove. Let us introduce you to these invaluable bottles.

In this sale, you will quite simply find the best wines of each region in France, with, elites such as Petrus and Château Margaux 2010 at the top, as well as a wide range of vintages. From 1870 to 2017, all styles of wine are represented. What’s more, as the value of wines correlates with their rareness, some of our young cuvées merit your attention – before it’s too late.

Well-reputed for its long aging potential, Bordeaux is present with a profusion of mature bottles. Why not get your hands on a Château Gruaud Larose 1943 for your father or grandfather in honour of their birth year? Of course, those unmissable vintages feature in these auctions too. Have you ever tried a 1989 Château Lynch Bages or Carbonnieux?  As for Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, La Mission Haut-Brion and Pontet-Canet, they simply transcend the 2009 vintage. The same goes for 2010 and Cos Labory, Angélus and Tertre-Roteboeuf. Furthermore, the Médoc Léoville Las Cases, Château Haut Bailly 2015 in Pessac-Léognan, or La Conseillante 2010 in Pomerol are superb opportunities.

In Burgundy, Chardonnay unveils a large variety of styles depending on the vinification it undergoes. In French vineyards, its profile is fresh and mineral in the north, buttery and vanillary in the centre, and fruity (stone fruits and exotic fruits) in the south. Do you have a preference? By trying the Chablis Grand Cru Montée de Tonnerre from Raveneau, the Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers from Ramonet or the Saint-Aubin 1er Les Charmois from Paul Pillot, you will be able to explore this same aromatic richness.

As temperatures drop, autumnal foods call for red wines. In pride of place in Burgundy – the kingdom of Pinot noir – you will find the Chambolle Musigny 1er cru Les Chatelots from Ghislaine Barthod, Corton Clos Rognet from Méo-Camuzet, Romanée Saint Vivant from Domaine de l’Arlot or Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes  from Armand Rousseau.

Another region known for its single red variety, the Northern Rhone, boasts many fine wines. Before they get even rarer, snap up a Cornas from Auguste Clape, who passed away recently. What about the star of the moment, Gangloff, with his Côte Rôtie La Sereine Noire. Further South, don’t miss out on the Vacqueyras from Château des Tours or the Châteauneuf du Pape from Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe!

Alsace aficionados abound at iDealwine; get your hands on the Grand Cru Sonnenglanz vendanges tardives 2001 from the biodynamic domain Bott-Geyl, which will surprise you with its characteristic aromas of candied fruits and smoke. Clos Saint-Urbain from Zind-Humbrecht, Altenberg de Bergheim from Marcel Deiss or the Riesling Fronholz from Ostertag are also – undeniably – unmissable.

The Loire valley is of course not short of rare gems and specialist wines. In terms of white wines, don’t forget about the Astéroïde from Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau (Didier Dagueneau’s son), La Charpentrie, the Saumur from Domaine du Collier and Les Nourrissons, Stéphane Bernaudeau’s Vin de France (much-coveted by the iDealwine team!). Moving over to reds, you won’t miss the wines from Clos Rougeard or Domaine des Roches Neuves and one of its flagship cuvées, La Marginale.

We suggest you also have a look at the other regions and their emblematic cuvées : Marie-Kattalin from Domaine de Souch (Jurançon), La Muntada from Gauby (Roussillon), Jean-François Ganevat (Jura), Château Simone (Palette), La Grange des Pères (Languedoc)…

There you have it, fellow oenophiles, everything you could possibly want to transform your cellar into a treasure trove. Happy bidding!


Access the sales catalogue:

07/11/2018 – 10h00 : Non-French wines 1840-2016
07/11/2018 – 10h30 : Misc France 1941-2017
07/11/2018 – 11h00 : Alsace Jura 1977-2016
07/11/2018 – 11h30 : Champagne 1979-2010
07/11/2018 – 12h00 : Loire 1933-2004
07/11/2018 – 12h30 : Loire 2005-2016
07/11/2018 – 13h00 : Burgundy 1974-2006 – White
07/11/2018 – 13h30 : Burgundy 2007-2016 – White
07/11/2018 – 14h00 : Burgundy 1962-1997 – Red
07/11/2018 – 14h30 : Burgundy 1998-2006 – Red
07/11/2018 – 15h00 : Burgundy 2007-2011 – Red
07/11/2018 – 15h30 : Burgundy 2012-2016 – Red
08/11/2018 – 10h00 : Rhône 1967-2004
08/11/2018 – 10h30 : Rhône 2005-2011
08/11/2018 – 11h00 : Rhône 2012-2016
08/11/2018 – 11h30 : Bordeaux 1943-1985 – Red
08/11/2018 – 12h00 : Bordeaux 1986-1995 – Red
08/11/2018 – 12h30 : Bordeaux 1996-2002 – Red
08/11/2018 – 13h00 : Bordeaux 2003-2007 – Red
08/11/2018 – 13h30 : Bordeaux 2008-2016 – Red
08/11/2018 – 14h00 : Bordeaux 1956-2015 – White

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