We all know how difficult it is to resist temptation and wait to open a good bottle only once it’s reached its peak. We’ve therefore decided to make your lives that little bit easier and are launching a permanent fixed-price sale entirely dedicated to old vintages. Old vintages, which have been sourced directly from the domain’s cellars or from collector’s when they decide to sell their wines with us. The choice is extremely varied and brimming with delicious, ready-to-drink wines, rare bottles, and wines that you simply won’t find elsewhere. The dream.
Be it a Sauternes, Rivesaltes, or vin de paille, some bottles deserve to age for a few years before expressing all of their potential. If you’re looking for a Sauternes, we have some Premiers Grands Crus Classés such as Château Rayne Vigneau 1983, Château Lafaurie Peyraguey 1998, and of course, Château d’Yquem 1996.
The Jura also has its fair share of sweet wines. The emblem of the region, vin de paille, is produced from grapes which have been left to dry on trays. We love its extremely concentrated profile which is nevertheless beaming with freshness. We recommend the 2009 Côtes du Jura from Berthet-Bondet, 2002 Côtes du Jura from Jean Bourdy and the 1995 Arbois from Tissot.
The Roussillon is of course the land of Rivesaltes, one of our absolute favourite styles of wine. These wines can age practically forever, making them the perfect gift. A wide range of vintages is available: 1936, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1964, 1979…
Unique French wines and foreign wines
We’ve also added some off the beaten track wines, both from France and elsewhere. Let’s take, for example, the Jura, and the natural domain run by Anne and Jean-François Ganevat. Their uniquely-named wines await you in different formats (bottle, magnum, and jeroboam even).
Heading over to Italy now, in particular Tuscany and Veneto. In Tuscany, Petrolo 2005 from Galatrona and the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008 from Poggio di Sotto offer a ripe, somewhat ‘wild’ version of Sangiovese. If you’re a fan of the Veneto, you absolutely have to taste the Amarone della Valpolicella from Dal Forno, in the 2006 and 2009 vintages.
Revise your classics
Grands Crus are naturally the obvious choice when choosing mature wines, as they age with such grace. This sale is brimming with Bordeaux Grands Crus, white Burgundies, Syrahs from the Rhone. Whether it’s the elegance of Hermitages (2008 La Petite Chapelle or 2009 Les Bessards from Delas Frères) or the power of a 2006 Château Grillet, you won’t be disappointed.
Dear wine lovers, if you’re tired of waiting for your wines to reach perfect maturity, have a look through this collection of old vintages, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for. 😊