Bid for the future by picking relatively young vintages, mixing classic cuvées with more daring choices, French wines and bottles from further afield…Vosne-Romanée Les Jachées from Domaine Bizot, Barolo by Giuseppe Rinaldi, Château Lafite…Your cellar will be worth it! This latest auction will close on the 16th and 17th September.
Bordeaux and Burgundy are longstanding classics, making them somewhat unmissable when it comes to placing your bids at auction. Some of the icons we’ve got up for grabs this time around include…Coche-Dury’s Corton-Charlemagne grand cru – 3 lots to make 3 very happy bidders. From Vosne-Romanée, Domaine Bizot are offering a 2009 bottle from their Les Jachées parcel, where the craft has been truly mastered. And we’re not ready to leave the Côte de Nuits yet, with the Chambolle-Musigny premier cru Les Amoureuses from Georges Roumier available in two of Burgundy’s exceptional vintages: 1989 and 1990. Let’s head to Bordeaux, where we’d like to draw your attention to two domains in particular…we have Château Lafite-Rothschild from the notable years of 1982, 2000 and 2002. With 2001 being a superb vintage for dessert wines, those of you with a sweet tooth will be delighted at the thought of a 12-bottle lot from Château Suduiraut.
Auctions can be just as exciting when there’s a newer vintage going under the hammer, since here we’re talking about an investment in the future. Here are some lots to take a look at from 2010 to 2020. From Burgundy, the 2017 vintage brings two cuvées that might be of interest: a Chambertin and a Chambertin Clos de Bèze by Armand Rousseau. From the Rhône valley, what would you say to a Chapoutier, notably Le Pavillon (Hermitage) in its 2016 vintage? Another valley, the Loire, also has some beautiful reds, including the 2011 Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg from Clos Rougeard. And hidden amongst the lots without a reserve price is the Côtes-du-Rhône from Château des Tours in the 2015 and 2016 vintages.
Emerging regions and stars of the future
Looking to make a slightly bolder choice? We have some new favourites that could be right up your street. Get a taste of the Languedoc with a 2015 bottle of Terrasses du Larzac from Mas Jullien. From the Roussillon region, have you heard of Marjorie and Stéphane Gallet? Producers at Roc des Anges, one of our top picks at iDealwine, now is the chance to discover their Llum cuvée in the 2011 vintage. And Alsace is the area that keeps on upping its game, so we recommend the 2009 Moenchberg grand cru from Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss.
We have over 230 lots of non-French wine available in this auction, a figure that demonstrates an increasing thirst for discovery. Some of the best picks have to be Giuseppe Rinaldi’s 1968 Barolo, as well as that from Bartolo Mascarello in the 2005 vintage. From the Douro valley, don’t miss out on the 6-bottle lot of 2015 Quinta do Vesuvio vintage port from Symington’s. And if you’re after something a little stronger, we have a Japanese whisky that won’t disappoint: the single malt Yoichi by Nikka.
There are many more wonderful bottles waiting to be discovered on our sales page!