Auctions: fine summer days call for fine wines

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For this second half of August, we’ve concocted a top-class selection of wines, available at auction, with fine wines from every region and a catalogue dedicated to a private collection.

First of all, we decided to dedicate an entire catalogue to the private collection of a Michelin-starred restaurant, the sommelier of which started collecting wines 20 years ago, creating an Aladdin’s cave of fine wines. Bit by bit, the restaurant’s buyer has topped up the cellar, filling it with expertly selected bottles. The natural, underground cellar has thus kept the wines in perfect conditions.

Without giving an exhaustive list of the wines in the collection, we highly recommend checking out the selection of sweet wines, from Château Gilette, Château Guiraud, Rayne-Vigneau all in the mythical 1945 vintage, and the superb array of Port (Quinta Do Noval Nacional 1963, 1970, 1978, 1980, 1987, 1994…). To tempt you even more, a wonderful selection of mature Vouvray, wines from Angelo Gaja and Bordeaux premiers crus from the 1990s. That’s not forgetting Burgundy, with domains Leflaive, Jacques Prieur and Etienne Sauzet on top.

The other catalogues, region by region, are also brimming with beauties. In Bordeaux, you’ll find Château Latour in the vintages 1982, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1976, 2003, Yquem 1945, Petrus 1966, 1988, 2000, 2006, 2012, 2014, among others, Haut-Brion and Mouton-Rothschild.  In Burgundy, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the Corton-Charlemagne from Coche-Dury (2005, 2009) and La Tâche from DRC (2009 and 1998) and a new domain of the moment, Méo-Camuzet. Armand Rousseau and Joseph Drouhin feature in this bountiful catalogue.

In Champagne, we’re pleased to offer a collectable bottle of Krug 1981, a prestigious Cristal 1966, two bottles of R.D. Bollinger 2002 (a great year for the region) and superb bottles of Agrapart, a domain that we particularly enjoy for its unique finesse.

In the Rhône, you’ll find two bottles of Hermitage cuvée Cathelin 2003 and 2009 from Jean-Louis Chave. The famed La La wines from Guigal, Cornas from Thierry Allemand and Châteauneuf du Pape 1998 from Château de Beaucastel join the pack.

Elsewhere in France, the Loire offers true gems, for example a bottle of Goutte d’Or 1990 from Clos Naudin, but the Jura, South-West and Languedoc have nothing to be ashamed about either: we’ll let you see for yourself!

Finally, we can’t not mention a pair of icons from the United States that have slipped into the auction: an imperial of Constellation Brands 1995 from Opus One and a bottle of Screaming Eagle 2016, undoubtedly one of the most talked-about American wines of the moment.

Happy bidding!

Access the sales catalogue:

28/08/2019 – 10H30 : Misc. French Wines 1904-2018
28/08/2019 – 11H00 : Alsace Jura 1983-2017
28/08/2019 – 11H30 : Burgundy – White
28/08/2019 – 12H00 : Burgundy – White
28/08/2019 – 12H30 : Burgundy – Red
28/08/2019 – 13H00 : Burgundy – Red
28/08/2019 – 13H30 : Burgundy – Red
28/08/2019 – 14H00 : CP – Etranger 1963-2017
28/08/2019 – 14H30 : CP – Misc. French Wines 1919-2016
28/08/2019 – 15H00 : CP – Burgundy 1989-2016 – White
28/08/2019 – 15H30 : CP – Burgundy 1943-2016 – Red
28/08/2019 – 16H30 : CP – Rhône 1989-2016
29/08/2019 – 10H00 : Rhône 1985-2016 – White
29/08/2019 – 10H30 : Rhône – Red
29/08/2019 – 11H00 : Rhône 1982-2016 – Red
29/08/2019 – 11H30 : Rhône 2001-2009 – Red
29/08/2019 – 12H00 : Bordeaux – Red
29/08/2019 – 12H30 : Bordeaux – Red
29/08/2019 – 13H00 : Bordeaux – Red
29/08/2019 – 13H30 : Bordeaux – Red
29/08/2019 – 14H00 : Bordeaux – Red
29/08/2019 – 14H30 : Bordeaux – Red
29/08/2019 – 15H00 : Bordeaux – Red
29/08/2019 – 15H30 : Bordeaux – Red
29/08/2019 – 16H00 : Bordeaux – Red
29/08/2019 – 16H30 : Bordeaux – White

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