La crème de la crème from 1923 to 2016. AUCTION CLOSED 15/02/2018


creme de la creme auction

This auction brings together some of the finest and rarest bottles in the wine world from the most reputable winemaking regions both in France and abroad. From the most coveted bottles to the next big thing, there’s plenty to discover in our latest catalogue. Let’s take a look.

Was your grandfather born in 1923? Are you looking for a nice bottle to give him for his birthday? Well you’re in luck! Why not try one of the fine sweet wines on offer in this auction. And perhaps a special 1988 Grand Cru is just what you need to celebrate a loved one’s up-coming 30th birthday. We’re sure that a 1988 Château Margaux or a Château d’Yquem would fit the bill nicely but perhaps you’d rather a 1988 Châteauneuf de Beaucastel or Bollinger R.D? As you can see, there’s plenty to choose from…

Burgundy is perhaps the best represented region in this auction with more than 1250 lots and the wines up for auction need little introduction: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Comte Liger-Belair, Coche Dury, Henri Jayer, Armand Rousseau and Georges Roumier…need we say anymore? Except for perhaps these wines are available in some of the most sought-after vintages such as 2010, 2009, 1999, 1989 and 1985. If you’re after a magnum why not try a magnificent 2010 Chambertin Clos de Bèze from Armand Rousseau or a 1996 Clos-de-la-Roche from Jacky Truchot. With many Burgundies starting at as little as €1, there’s certainly some bargains to be had including some Bâtard-Montrachet from Etienne Sauzet, Chassagne-Montrachet from Ramonet and even some Clos-de-la-Roche from Leroy!

There’s also plenty to choose from in Bordeaux with 1200 lots ranging from first growths to everyday wines. For those of you looking for a wine with a bit of age, nearly 200 lots are made up of vintages ranging from 1923 to 1982. In fact, the much celebrated 1982 vintage is well represented in this auction (Haut-Brion, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild, Latour, Lynch Bages, Pichon Longueville Baron, Beychevelle, Montrose, Cheval Blanc…to name a few). Be sure not to let the huge selection of fine sweet wines pass you by either: there are many lots of 1926 Château Climens available as well as some 1923 bottles from Rayne-Vigneau and Guiraud if you prefer your Sauternes a little older. What’s more, many of these wines are up for auction without a reserve price including a 1995 Château d’Yquem and a 2000 Château Kirwan.

If it’s Rhône you’re after then this auction has you covered. Some great Hermitages are available in the form of Guigal’s Ex Voto, Jaboulet’s La Chapelle and some Jean Louis Chave. From Châteauneuf-du-Pape you can buy some excellent wines from producers such as Rayas (1990, 2009), Henri Bonneau (1990, 1998), La Mordorée , Beaucastel, le Clos des Papes, Clos du Mont-Olivet and Roger Sabon. Similarly from the Côte-Rôtie you can pick up some great offerings from Jamet, Yves Cuilleron and Guigal in all the best vintages ready to drink now. Remember that some of these have a starting price of €1, including a 2011 Châteauneuf from Domaine du Saint-Préfert!

You’ll also find Champagne royalty in the form of Selosse and Krug and from the Loire big names such as Clos Rougeard, Dagueneau, the legendary Goutte d’Or from Clos Naudin and, everyone’s favourite natural producer, Richard Leroy. From the Jura no doubt wines from Domaines Overnoy, Ganevat, Puffeney and Jean Macle will attract much interest! Non-French offerings include some great Californian (SinequaNon), Italian (Tenuta San Guido-Sassicaia, Angelo Gaja), German (Egon Müller) and Spanish (Vega Sicilia-Unico, Clos Mogador) wines. We’ve said enough, go and see for yourself!

Happy bidding.

Access the sales catalogue:

14/02/2018 – 10.00am: Non-French Wines 1890-2014
14/02/2018 – 10.30am: Misc. French Wines 1935-2016
14/02/2018 – 11.00am: Alsace 1976-2014
14/02/2018 – 11.30am: Jura 1976-2016
14/02/2018 – 12.00pm: Champagne 1943-2007
14/02/2018 – 12.30pm: Loire 1971-2003
14/02/2018 – 01.00pm: Loire 2004-2015
14/02/2018 – 01.30pm: Burgundy 1959-2007 – White
14/02/2018 – 02.00pm: Burgundy 2008-2015 – White
14/02/2018 – 02.30pm: Burgundy 1959-1997 – Red
14/02/2018 – 03.00pm: Burgundy 1998-2005 – Red
14/02/2018 – 03.30pm: Burgundy 2006-2008 – Red
14/02/2018 – 04.00pm: Burgundy 2009-2010 – Red
14/02/2018 – 04.30pm: Burgundy 2011-2015 – Red
15/02/2018 – 10.00am: Languedoc Roussillon 1985-2016
15/02/2018 – 10.30am: Rhône 1959-2015 – White
15/02/2018 – 11.00am: Rhône 1952-2001 – Red
15/02/2018 – 11.30am: Rhône 2002-2006 – Red
15/02/2018 – 12.00am: Rhône 2007-2016 – Red
15/02/2018 – 12.30am: Bordeaux 1937-1986 – Red
15/02/2018 – 13.00am: Bordeaux 1987-1992 – Red
15/02/2018 – 13.30am: Bordeaux 1993-2000 – Red
15/02/2018 – 14.30am: Bordeaux 2001-2004 – Red
15/02/2018 – 15.00am: Bordeaux 2005-2008 – Red
15/02/2018 – 15.30am: Bordeaux 2009-2015 – Red
15/02/2018 – 16.00am: Bordeaux 1923–1995 – White
15/02/2018 – 16.30am: Bordeaux 1996-2015 – White

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