A new selection of mature wines has arrived, which means it’s time to explore these exceptional bottles for every occasion and from every region! For the impatient, the Bordeaux and Burgundy regions offer vintages ready to be enjoyed. And for the curious, we recommend following the call of the Languedoc, Provence or Italy…
Great classics in the spotlight
The Bordeaux region kicks things off with the beautiful white wines of Château Carbonnieux in the 2005 and 2011 vintages, as well as the 2005 Château Latour-Martillac. As for the reds, Château Palmer, a third grand cru classé, is available in its 1998 and 2003 vintages. Domaine de Chevalier, a Graves grand cru classé, and Château Haut-Marbuzet also have their excellent 2003 on offer. Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry could be the next addition to your collection with its 2003 and 2009, much like Château Labegorce Zédé, cru bourgeois, from 2005.
Some of the most gorgeous mature vintages come from Burgundy; the 2003 Meursault Les Narvaux from Domaine d’Auvenay is a perfect example! The Chablis Grand Cru Clos from Raveneau, made from very fine Chardonnay grapes, invites you back in time to 2001 and 2005. The region’s Pinot Noir is not to be outdone, and some nice bottles by Emmanuel Rouget are to be discovered n the 2011 vintage with a Vosne-Romanée premier cru Les Beaumonts and a magnum of 2005 Nuits Saint-Georges Au Chouillet. There are also some hidden gems at lower prices to enjoy, such as Antonin Guyon’s 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin and Domaine Guillard’s 2004 Aux Corvées vieilles vignes. Hudelot-Noellat is also on board with a 2005 Nuits Saint-Georges, followed closely by Domaine Chanzy’s 2001 Santenay Premier Cru Beaurepaire.
Let’s turn our attention to the beautiful sunny regions of the south, where we find gems that are already ready to be savoured! First stop in the Languedoc region, with the 2010 Lou Rougeos from the Mas Jullien estate on the famous Terrasses du Larzac. The escapade continues in the direction of Provence, where we stumble across Château Crémade, an estate sitting at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire mountain; a great opportunity to discover its 2008 vintage! Even more mature is the gorgeous 1999 Bandol from Château Pradeaux, another cuvée we highly recommend, alongside the 2009 IGP Alpilles from Domaine Trévallon. Do you prefer a little sweetness? Didier Dagueneau’s 2007 Les Jardins de Babylone cuvée will go perfectly with a rich chocolatey dessert. Keeping with the whites of this sunny region, refresh yourself with the 1996 Gaillac Première Côtes Quintessence from Domaine de la Ramaye. To conclude your meal, opt for the 1985 Probus Cahors from Clos Triguedina and the 1989 Prestige Cuvée from Château du Cèdre.