Winter is on its way and so are more consistent dishes. A winter dish needs a mature wine to be paired with! This is why, we have selected a vast range of mature vintages ready to drink over a nice piece of meat or snuggle next to the fire.
One of iDealwine’s specialties is the sale of mature wines, available at fixed-price. They are among your favourites, and that’s quite normal! These wines come from the purchase of some cellars of connoisseurs, who quickly wanted to sell their wines in order to buy more recent ones. Our team of specialists selects carefully the wines we offer. And at the same time, they inspect the conservation and ageing conditions, as most of the time we collect the wines ourselves. As you may have noticed it, these sales are goldmines, true treasures! Let’s check them out together!
Mature wine: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône
Let’s start with Bordeaux. As always, the selection of grands crus is amazing and offers in particular some of the best classified growths in large formats. You will find in particular a very exceptional lot, by its vintage, but also its format: a jeroboam of Lafite 1964. An imperial of Haut-Brion 1978 or even magnums of Margaux 2002 also figure in this selection. Unless you are more attracted by Petrus, of which you will find here the most beautiful vintages (1989, 1990, and 2000). This collection features most of the classified growths from Bordeaux, in fine mature vintages, of which several are prior to the 1990s. Sauternes also have a prominent place, as well as very reasonable prices (from €12).
From Burgundy, the range is more concentrated, but still as interesting. Many wines from the 1980s and 1990s are displayed and come from the best producers of the region: Mugneret Gibourg, Liger-Belair, Armand Rousseau, Bachelet-Ramonet, Leflaive, Etienne Sauzet, Raveneau. How could you resist to Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes 2002 from Comte Liger-Belair or even Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet 1986 from Leflaive? Even harder, how is it possible to pit yourself against very affordable treasures like Givry Pied de Chaume 2001 from Joblot and Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Clos Saint-Philibert 2003 from Méo-Camuzet?
Rhône lovers should appreciate this selection of ready-to-drink vintages, no need to let them age in your cellar for years and years before finally being able to enjoy them. Whether you succumb for a Côte-Rôtie La Mouline Guigal, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Domaine de Marcoux (old vines, of course), or an Hermitage from Jean-Louis Chave, you should not regret your choice, Rhône wines are like great Bordeaux wines: absolutely delicious after a few years of ageing! Let’s notice the excellent value for money of the cuvée Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Cairanne Ebrescade 2004 from Marcel Richaud. The iDealwine team loves it, so you’d better be quick!
Mature wine: Loire, Champagne and many others
From the Loire, go for Saumur-Champigny from the famous Clos Rougeard and even Saumur-Brezé, but also the Clos de la Coulée de Serrant 1995, as well as delightful Vouvray (Huet, Clos Naudin).
From Champagne, the great vintage cuvées are part of the game: Cristal 1985/2000 from Roederer, Dom Ruinart 1986, and several other bottles from Jacquesson like the Brut 1990/1996 or the Dégorgement Tardif 1995/1997, Bollinger RD 2002, Cuvée Winston Churchill 2004 from Pol Roger and many more!
Many wines produced by Grange des Pères and Domaine Peyre Rose represent the Languedoc in this sale, while Gauby proudly bears the standard of Roussillon, where you will also find an exceptional selection of fortified wines (Rivesaltes, Banuyls and Maury), available in vintages going back to 1933. From the Southwest of France, the mature Madirans are incredible opportunities and excellent value for money. From Alsace, don’t miss fine sweet wines: Gewurztraminer, Riesling or Pinot Gris. From Jura, Château d’Arlay has a place of honor. Finally, out of the hexagon, the finest wines are there – and obviously always in ready-to-drink vintages – Opus One (Oakville), Abreu (Napa Valley), Elisabetta Foradori (Dolomiti), Egon Muller.
See mature wines available until 18th October:
18/10/2017 – 11.00am: Bordeaux
18/10/2017 – 11.05am: Burgundy
18/10/2017 – 11.10am: Alsace Champagne Jura
18/10/2017 – 11.15am: Languedoc Roussillon
18/10/2017 – 11.20am: Misc.French Wines
18/10/2017 – 11.25am: Non French Wines
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