Auctions | Spring is in the air, top up your cellar!

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As the days get longer, embrace the first signs of Spring by breathing new life (and new wines!) into your collection.

Iconic producers

Domaine de la Romanée Conti with an extraordinary selection of vintages of their Grand Cru La Tâche in Burgundy, Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild and Yquem (both magnums, no less) in Bordeaux, Château Rayas in Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the southern Rhone and Goutte d’Or, a Vouvray from Clos Naudin in the Loire… just to name a select few of the stars which feature in these auctions.

Exceptionally affordable favourites

Alongside the icons cited above, these auctions feature jewels of wines which are much more within grasp. The goldmine that is Alsace, with its 51 Grands Crus, awaits you with names such as Paul Blanck, Trimbach and Zind-Humbrecht. Lovers of fine champagne will be pleased to see the family house Drappier’s champagnes for sale. In the Loire, we heartily recommend Michel Redde’s mineral and lightly spiced Pouilly-Fumés, as well as Domain Huet’s cellaring wines.

Safe bets

It’s almost impossible to find a wine to please everyone, but it’s nevertheless worth trying! In Bordeaux, we recommend the Châteaux Labegorce Zédée or Larose Trintaudon, in Burgundy, pair your poultry or fish with a white wine: Chablis 1er Cru from Raveneau, Meursault 1er cru from François Mikulski or Saint-Aubin from Rijckaert… the choice is yours. Whether it’s a Sauternes (Doisy-Daëne), Alsace (Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim from Marcel Deiss, in its Sélection de Grains Nobles version), Hungarian (Tokay 5 Puttonyos) or Jurançon (Noblesse du temps from Domaine de Cauhapé), a sweet wine always goes down a treat.

Biodynamic and natural gems

If you’re looking for something a little different for your cellar, we recommend three lovely vins de France (Comeyre, Sels d’Argent et Véjade) from Rhone domain L’Anglore. You’ll also find some Savennières from Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, managed by iconic biodynamic producer Nicolas Joly.

Unmissable vintages

If only the best will do, let us present you our selection of exceptional years, such as 1990 in Bordeaux (Châteaux Beychevelle and Tertre Roteboeuf), 1999 in Burgundy (Meursault 1er Cru Goutte d’Or from Domaine des Comtes Lafon) and 2005 for northern Rhône reds (Hermitage Ex Voto from Guigal).

Ready-to-drink wines

If, like us, you find it hard to wait for your wines to reach maturity, why not buy a mature vintage in our auctions? Wines like the 1987 Vin Jaune from Pierre Overnoy, Sassicaia 1999 from Tenuta San Guido and a magnum of Chinon 1998 from Couly-Dutheil will delight your senses.

Access the sales catalogue:

06/03/2019 – 10.00am: Non-French Wines 1820-2016
06/03/2019 – 10.30am: Misc. French Wines

06/03/2019 – 11.00am: Alsace Jura 1979-2016
06/03/2019 – 11.30am: Languedoc Roussillon

06/03/2019 – 12.00pm: Champagne 1971-2011
06/03/2019 – 12.30pm: Loire 1985-2017
06/03/2019 – 01.00pm: Burgundy 1980-2006 – White
06/03/2019 – 01.30pm: Burgundy 2007-2012 – White
06/03/2019 – 02.00pm: Burgundy 2013-2016 – White
06/03/2019 – 02.30pm: Burgundy 1973-1998 – Red
06/03/2019 – 03.00pm: Burgundy 1999-2004 – Red
06/03/2019 – 03.30pm: Burgundy 2005-2008 – Red
06/03/2019 – 04.00pm: Burgundy 2009-2011 – Red
06/03/2019 – 04.30pm: Burgundy 2012-2017 – Red
07/03/2019 – 10.00am: Rhône 1990-2017 – White
07/03/2019 – 10.30am: Rhône 1978-2005 – Red
07/03/2019 – 11.00am: Rhône 2006-2011 – Red
07/03/2019 – 11.30am: Rhône 2012-2017 – Red
07/03/2019 – 12.00pm: Bordeaux 1928-1979 – Red
07/03/2019 – 12.30pm: Bordeaux 1980-1986 – Red
07/03/2019 – 01.00pm: Bordeaux 1987-1989 – Red
07/03/2019 – 01.30pm: Bordeaux 1990-1994 – Red
07/03/2019 – 02.00pm: Bordeaux 1995-1999 – Red
07/03/2019 – 02.30pm: Bordeaux 2000-2002 – Red
07/03/2019 – 03.00pm: Bordeaux 2003-2005 – Red
07/03/2019 – 03.30pm: Bordeaux 2006-2009 – Red
07/03/2019 – 04.00pm: Bordeaux 2010-2016 – Red
07/03/2019 – 04.30pm: Bordeaux 1925-2016 – White

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