We have some new additions to our mature vintage selection, so many different ways to get a taste of the past. Featured this time are some classic names from Bordeaux, exceptional cuvées from Burgundy, and some special Champagnes.
Beginning with Bordeaux, there are some wonderful vintages represented by some of the most prestigious châteaux. Yquem and Lafite-Rothschild in their 1990 vintage, Montrose and Beychevelle for 2000, Mouton Rothschild and La Conseillante for 2005, Palmer and Margaux for 2009, and Pontet Canet and Cheval Blanc in 2010. These have been judged some of the region’s best years, and you won’t have to wait long before they’re ready to be uncorked and savoured. We also have several lots from renowned properties such as Château Ausone (1996) and Château d’Issan (2010).
The Burgundy highlights are always difficult to narrow down, but you’ll undoubtedly want to hear about the 1995 Chambertin grand cru from Domaine Trapet. Also among the stars of this selection are a 2009 Chassagne-Montrachet premier cru Morgeot, a 2009 Puligny-Montrachet premier cru Sous le Puits, and a 2005 Meursault premier cru Blagny, all from the highly-coveted Domaine Leroy. Fans of Pinot noir will be delighted, no doubt. The Burgundy vintages here go all the way back to 1971, including single-bottle lots like the 1996 Echezeaux grand cru from Domaine Joseph Drouhin and a 1995 Vosne-Romanée premier cru Les Beaux Monts from Michel Noëllat.
It’s actually the Roussillon region that offers us the oldest vintages in this catalogue, and we find a particularly rare bottle: a half-bottle of liqueur from Château Sisqueille…in its 1874 vintage! There are also some beautiful Rivesaltes cuvées from Domaine de Sobilane in vintages from 1947 to 1968. Bottles for those who like wines made for sipping.
In Champagne, the formats are as exceptional as their vintages. There are two methuselahs (six litres) of Amour de Deutz by Moët & Chandon, with a choice between the 1999 and 2004 vintage. A real treat that doesn’t appear all that often. A magnum of Piper Heidsieck’s 1998 rare cuvée, a 2010 Vieille Vigne du Levant from Larmandier-Bernier, and a 2003 Krug vintage complete this list.