Auctions | Time to try a vertical!

These latest October auctions feature fine wines galore on the iDealwine platform. Truly get to know a domain’s wines with a vertical tasting!  

We head to the Bordeaux region first of all, where Mouton-Rothschild and Lafite-Rothschild are present in a multitude of vintages: 1970, 1981, 2000 or 2005 for the former and 1988, 1989, 2009 or 2010 for the latter. In the Left Bank still, Château Haut-Brion, Château Montrose and Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande are all available in many different vintages.

In Burgundy, these auctions will give you the perfect opportunity to taste a range of cuvées from the region’s prestigious domains. Starting off with the classics, taste DRC in all its shades, with: La Tâche (1998, 2004), Grands-Echézeaux (1986, 2003) Corton (2009) and Romanée-Saint-Vivant (1999). Meursault Les Perrières, Charmes, Genevrières; Volnay Clos des Chênes, Champans, Santenots du Milieu: upon hearing this litany of climats, does your mind jump to the cult Domaine des Comtes Lafon? It should. Some of the region’s great vintages including 2015, 2010, 2005, 2002, and going all the way back to 1985.

In the Rhône Valley, you’ll find no fewer than 60 lots of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Clos des Papes in the fine vintages 2016, 2015, 2010, 2005. Jean-Louis Chave’s increasingly coveted Hermitage – in recent and mature vintages alike – also features in the catalogue. For a more affordable vinous treat, try Chave’s Saint-Joseph. Guigal’s Côte-Rôtie Côtes Brune et Blonde is available in a vertical from 1994 to 2007.

Our Loire Valley selection contains two of the region’s stars: Dagueneau and his iconic Pouilly-Fumé Silex and Nicolas Joly and his renowned, aromatically brilliant Clos de la Coulée de Serrant. In Champagne, look to Dom Pérignon and Cristal from Louis Roederer.

In the Languedoc, we’re honouring La Grange des Pères, with 20 bottles produced in the noughties. In the Jura, we particularly recommend Henri Maire (Arbois) and Jean Macle (Château-Chalon, Côtes du Jura). Our adventure ends in Alsace, in the same way that any good meal should: with Marcel Deiss’ Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim, available in vintages going all the way back to 1955!

This article only cites a small sample of the lots available in these articles: see the whole selection here.

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