Mature vintages | Ageing gracefully

The end-of-year celebrations are all about sharing. What better way to do this than with generous formats to enjoy with your family or friends? Here we’ve honoured the greatest big reds from the four corners of France and beyond!

Coming up, we’ve got some exceptional magnums. A 1999 vintage from Harlan Estate features alongside a high-flying Barbaresco and the 2007 Langhe-Sori-Tildin from Angelo Gaja. Prefer to stay in France? No problem: the most emblematic regions make an appearance in this auction. Get your hands on some great Burgundy wines, with a 2007 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes from Domaine Ponsot, or a 2011 Chambertin from Jean & Jean-Louis Trapet. A few bottles of iconic Bordeaux are also available, such as a 1995 Château Margaux and a 1970 Château Latour.

Fancy going even bigger? Then don’t miss out on our selection of double-magnums. We’ve brought together numerous vintages from the Chapoutier house such as the 2005 Ermite, an acclaimed biodynamic Hermitage, or Le Pavillon, also from the same estate, in its 1997 and 2004 vintages. You can also get a bottle of the famous Clos de Vougeot, with a 2009 vintage from Domaine Méo-Camuzet.

On another scale still, we even have a few jeroboams, including a 2009 Château Pichon-Baron. And even a sparkling white wine has found its way into this selection of big reds…a jeroboam of 2006 Dom Pérignon, no less.

Sometimes, though, we have to be a bit more reasonable. And smaller bottles don’t mean small wines! The 2011 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières from Domaine d’Auvenay is yet another white wine that couldn’t fail to feature in this selection! Or what about a 1993 Musigny Grand Cru Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, a Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses, or even a 1993 Bonne-Mares Grand Cru from Comte Georges de Vogüé?

Some great names from Bordeaux are also up for grabs, including a 2005 Château Haut-Brion, a real star of Pessac-Léognan. Château Le Pin in its 2000 vintage, Lafite Rothschild with a bottle from 2009, Petrus from 1978, Pontet Canet 1999 and a 1998 La Conseillante all feature.

The rest of France is far from left out, too, with the Rhône Valley proudly represented by Château Rayas’ 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Alsace brilliantly illustrated by Domaine Trimbach’s 2008 Riesling Clos Sainte-Hune.

We haven’t forgotten wines from beyond the French border, either! Many bottles to please during the festive season are to be found. Like this Sonoma Pinot Noir from the Marcassin estate, in its 2006 and 2009 vintages, or cuvées from Australian Penfold’s, with a 2009 Grange Bin 95, a 2008 Bin 620 and a 2004 Bin 60A.  And to conclude, why not indulge in a whisky like the Dalmore Cask 1 1990 or the Glenfarclas 1994?

This is just a tiny selection of all the old vintages you can find in our fixed price selection. So don’t miss out on exploring the rest!

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