The Great Classics
From Bordeaux there is an incredible selection to choose from and includes some of the biggest names in the winemaking world. This auction brings together many fine examples from Petrus as well as plenty of extraordinary bottles of Château d’Yquem. The range from Pessac-Léognan provides many old and intriguing bottles, perhaps a 1945 Chateau De Fieuzal would be a suitable choice for an upcoming special occasion! If you’re feeling mischievous why not see how a bottle of Château Haut-Brion from the great 1928 vintage stands up 90 years later?
Our selection of Burgundy is sure to also grab your attention: there is a legendary Romanée-Conti from 2001, some Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau and some Vosne-Romanée from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, not to mention some other mouth-watering names such as Lafon, Roumier and Raveneau. Get bidding!
Also on sale are some specimens from the most prestigious Champagne houses, such as Selosse, Bollinger and Taittinger so it’s time to decide if you prefer a Collection Krug or a Roederer Cristal! The 2000 generation turns 18 this year and a 2000 Bollinger Grande Année would be the perfect bottle to celebrate the occasion.
From the Rhône there is a stunning array of Côte-Rôtie from Domaine Jamet. From the south you will find some of the finest Châteauneuf-du-Pape from domains such as Château de Beaucastel, Le Vieux Donjon and Château Rayas. Spoils from the northern Rhône valley are also available including bottles of Hermitage from Jean-Louis Chave and some fine examples from the under-appreciated Cornas appellation such as Domaine Clape and Thierry Allemand.
As for the Loire, the Vouvray Goutte d’Or from Clos Naudin is the star of the show while wines from Clos Rougeard and the Pouilly-Fumé Silex from Dagueneau are fierce contenders. In Alsace we strongly recommend giving some of the marvellous Rieslings that this region produces a go, especially the Frédéric Emile cuvée from Maison Trimbach as well as the Rangen de Thann-Clos Saint Urbain from Domaine de Zind-Humbrecht. From the Languedoc-Roussillon you do not want to miss out on the IGP Pays d’Herault wines we have from Domaine de la Grange des Pères. Also, don’t forget to check out our selection of Beaujolais including the famous Fleurie l’Ultime from Yvon Métras and the big names from the Jura: Berthet Bondet, Macle, Overnoy and Ganevat (La Revue de Vins de France’s vineyard of the year). Be sure to browse some of the old Madeiras such as the Verdelho Medium Dry from José Alexandre Damasio Gomes and the Sercial Extra Dry from Alfredo Guilherme Rodriguez.
The Hidden Gems
To help you find those hidden gems, we offer this advice:
If you are partial to sweet wine but aren’t quite willing to splash out on a Château Gilette Crème de Tête our catalogue offers many Sauternes such as those from Château Coutet, Château Rayne-Vigneau, Château Guiraud and Château Rieussec.
Who says you can no longer buy Burgundy at good prices? Aside from the magnificent Chambolle-Musigny from Georges Roumier there are many other Chambolle starting at €50. The same can be said for the Corton Grand Crus and the Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Crus. Don’t miss this occasion!
Finally, our all-time favourite foreign wine has to the Domaine Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener who produces superb Rieslings with unrivalled finesse.
Large Format Wines
Magnums, they make a great impact and they are perfect for sharing so last, but most certainly not least, here are some of the jewels available in this current auction:
♠Alsace: Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile, domaine Trimbach, 1990
♠Beaujolais: Cote du Py James, Jean-Marc Burgaud, 2009
♠Bordeaux: Château d’Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur, 2001
♠Bourgogne: Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, domaine Georges Roumier, 2005
♠Champagne: Roederer Cristal, 1974
♠Charente: Cognac Leyrat ABK6 Cognac Family
♠Roussillon: Domaine de Trévallon, 2005 (red)
Finally, we will leave it to you to decide who takes the crown between our two Jeroboams: the 2007 Hermitage Sizeranne Chapoutier or the 2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Vieux Donjon.
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30/01/2018 – 9.30am: Non-French Wines 1920-2016
30/01/2018 – 10.00am: Misc. French Wines 1952-2015
30/01/2018 – 10.30am: Alsace 1983-2015
30/01/2018 – 11.00am: Jura 1976-2016
30/01/2018 – 11.30am: Champagne NM
30/01/2018 – 12.00pm: Champagne 1959-2013
30/01/2018 – 12.30pm: Loire 1976-2015
30/01/2018 – 01.00pm: Burgundy 1966-2004 – White
30/01/2018 – 01.30pm: Burgundy 2005-2016 – White
30/01/2018 – 02.00pm: Burgundy 1971-1988 – Red
30/01/2018 – 02.30pm: Burgundy 1989-1996 – Red
30/01/2018 – 03.00pm: Burgundy 1997-2001 – Red
30/01/2018 – 03.30pm: Burgundy 2002-2005 – Red
30/01/2018 – 04.00pm: Burgundy 2006-2008 – Red
30/01/2018 – 04.30pm: Burgundy 2009-2011 – Red
30/01/2018 – 05.00pm: Burgundy 2012-2015 – Red
31/01/2018 – 09.30am: Languedoc Roussillon 1937-2014
31/01/2018 – 10.00am: Rhône 1986-2015 – White
31/01/2018 – 10.30am: Rhône 1966-2003 – Red
31/01/2018 – 11.00am: Rhône 2004-2008 – Red
31/01/2018 – 11.30am: Rhône 2009-2016 – Red
31/01/2018 – 12.00pm: Bordeaux 1928-1980 – Red
31/01/2018 – 12.30pm: Bordeaux 1981-1987 – Red
31/01/2018 – 01.00pm: Bordeaux 1988-1992 – Red
31/01/2018 – 01.30pm: Bordeaux 1993-1996 – Red
31/01/2018 – 02.00pm: Bordeaux 1997-2000 – Red
31/01/2018 – 02.30pm: Bordeaux 2001-2004 – Red
31/01/2018 – 03.00pm: Bordeaux 2005-2008 – Red
31/01/2018 – 03.30pm: Bordeaux 2009-2015 – Red
31/01/2018 – 04.00pm: Bordeaux 1937-1996 – White
31/01/2018 – 04.30pm: Bordeaux 1997-2012 – White
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