In this gloomy start to January, iDealwine recommends that you escape the drizzle and short days to unearth some of the sumptuous, rare wines in these auctions. Travel through France’s – and the world’s – rich and varied winemaking regions from the comfort of your sitting room!
Dear readers, why not make 2019 an original year? And to help you do just that, we’ve unearthed some unmissable cuvées. As you know, the Beaujolais grape Gamay has long-since been underappreciated but is beginning to win wine lovers (everywhere in the world!) over, thanks to excellent domains such as those of Daniel Bouland, Jean Foillard and Charly Thévenet. In the Loire, the appellations Chinon and Montlouis are flying high. We strongly suggest you try wines from Charles Joguet, Philippe Alliet and of course, La Taille aux Loups. The south-west is also an emerging region for rising stars inspired by the depth of Château Montus’s Madirans, the good aging potential of Clos Triguedina’s Cahors Probus, as well as the complexity of the Jurançons from Domaine de Souch.
Grands Crus and mature vintages
If you’re looking to top up your cellar after having sifted through it during the end-of-year festivities, this is the perfect opportunity. In Bordeaux, 2009 Carruades de Lafite Rothschild (6 bottles), 2008 Château Beychevelle (12 bottles), 2005 Château Pontet Canet (6 bottles) are just a handful of examples from our myriad Grands Crus on offer.
If you’re a fan of mature wines and you have neither the time, nor the patience, nor the space to age them, you can find a wealth of old vintages on the iDealwine website. Why not try the 2000 Côtes du Jura Les Vignes de Mon Père from Jean-Fançois Ganevat? And then of course our Burgundy selection is full of gems, such as the 1988 l’Echézeaux Grand Cru from Domaine de la Romanée Conti, George Roumier’s 1997 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru or even the 1988 Musigny Grand Cru from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé.
Tour of the world…from the comfort of your home
Leaving behind the gloomy January weather, why not travel the world from the comfort of your sitting room. Try the excellent South African wine Vin de Constance 2006 from Klein Constantia, or how about a German Riesling – considered the finest in the world thanks to their floral aromas – for instance those of Joh. Jos. Prüm and Egon Müller. Staying in the East, allow yourself to be tempted by a 2001 Tokay Aszu Trois Puttonyos, with its fruity, candied aromas. In terms of red wine, Tuscan stars such as Antinori and Angelo Gaja await your bids. As do some sublime wines from the Priorat region, to the south of Barcelona. Don’t miss out on the 1988 Priorat from Clos Mogador, which is drinking beautifully.
There you have it, dear wine lovers, we hope that this brief summary will have tempted you; happy bidding!
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23/01/2019 – 10h00 : Foreign wines 1820-2016
23/01/2019 – 10h30 : Misc France 1940-2016
23/01/2019 – 11h00 : Alsace Jura 1959-2016
23/01/2019 – 11h30 : Champagne 1964-2012
23/01/2019 – 12h00 : Languedoc Roussillon 1936-2015
23/01/2019 – 12h30 : Loire 1964-2017
23/01/2019 – 13h00 : Bourgogne 1970-2008 – White
23/01/2019 – 13h30 : Bourgogne 2009-2016 – White
23/01/2019 – 14h00 : Bourgogne 1955-1999 – Red
23/01/2019 – 14h30 : Bourgogne 2000-2007 – Red
23/01/2019 – 15h00 : Bourgogne 2008-2010 – Red
23/01/2019 – 15h30 : Bourgogne 2011-2106 – Red
24/01/2019 – 10h00 : Rhône 1965-2004 – White
24/01/2019 – 10h30 : Rhône 2005-2009 – Red
24/01/2019 – 11h00 : Rhône 2010-2016 – Red
24/01/2019 – 11h30 : Bordeaux 1928-1981 – Red
24/01/2019 – 12h00 : Bordeaux 1982-1988 – Red
24/01/2019 – 12h30 : Bordeaux 1989-1995 – Red
24/01/2019 – 13h00 : Bordeaux 1996-2000 – Red
24/01/2019 – 13h30 : Bordeaux 2001-2004 – Red
24/01/2019 – 14h00 : Bordeaux 2005-2008 – Red
24/01/2019 – 14h30 : Bordeaux 2009-2015 – Red
24/01/2019 – 15h00 : Bordeaux 1947-2000 – White
24/01/2019 – 15h30 : Bordeaux 2001-2016 – White