One of our specialties has always been to offer an excellent selection of mature vintages. Ready to enjoy, with many at their apogee, we have Musigny cuvées from Jacques Prieur and Mugnier, Château Rayas, Cos d’Estournel, Château de Fargues, Krug’s Clos du Mesnil, Roederer’s Cristal, and Ganevat’s vin jaune.
Reds that are ready to uncork
Reputed for its cellaring wines, Bordeaux is here represented by some wonderful signatures. A six-magnum lot of 2005 Domaine de Chevalier is a really special find, as are the 1989, 1990, and 2003 vintages from Château Lafite Rothschild. A three-bottle lot of 1995 Grand Puy Lacoste, several 1987 Petrus cuvées, and imperials of 2010 Château Belle-Vue are also in the mix, making this an exceptional fixed-price selection to explore.
If it’s Burgundy that you’re after, there’s a three-magnum lot of 2005 Musigny grand cru from Domaine Jacques Prieur looking for a home, a ‘top model vintage’ according to the manager of the Hospices de Beaune, Roland Masse. From Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, we have several bottles of 2002 Musigny grand cru. For a slightly more mature vintage, why not opt for the 1995 Vosne-Romanée premier cru Les Beaux Monts or an Echézeaux grand cru of the same year from Domaine Michel Noëllat?
Other rich reds include the Rhône’s Château Rayas, whose beautiful Châteauneuf-du-Pape cuvées are available in a range of superb vintages. From Provence, a 1998 Bandol Cuvée Spéciale from Tempier is up for sale. Beyond the French borders you’ll find an incredible Barolo from domain Bartolo Mascarello, available in the 2010 and 2011 vintages.
Whites that age well
Burgundy is home to some truly noble Chardonnay that has been crafted into excellent wine for centuries now. You’ll find cuvées from Jacques Prieur, Henri Germain with a 2010 Meursault premier cru, and Olivier Leflaive with a 2006 Bourgogne.
Bordeaux’s white wine production is perfect for those with a sweet tooth, and the impressive cellaring capacity of dessert wines means that these mature vintages will be a sumptuous treat: there’s 1990 Château d’Yquem, 1995 Château de Fargues, and 1983 Château Doisy-Daëne, the kinds of names that might tempt you.
From the heights of Alsace, the biodynamic domain Weinbach specialises in the cultivation of Riesling and Gewurztraminer grapes, varietals that take on a fine form in the estate’s 1990 Sainte Catherine and 2009 Altenbourg cuvées. Considered the trendiest region of 2020, the Jura has some unforgettable vins jaunes such as those from Domaine Ganevat, which you can discover as part of this selection in their 2008 vintage.
These are just some of the highlights, but you can see the full selection of mature vintages here