From the cellar of a single collector with a real passion for Burgundy, these wines are the result of many journeys, both over land and through the senses.
“Much of my inspiration comes from the vineyard trips I’ve taken.” Our consignor has, indeed, spent a lot of time traversing viticultural regions on a quest for bottled treasures, and collecting a whole array of good memories on the way. “I remember a trip to a secluded hotel in Tuscany, where I would walk through the vineyards and discuss with the wine makers.” Such are the travels that forged a path in wine for this Nordic collector, who has sought out unique landscapes, local cuisines, and unlikely meetings, all in order to better understand what’s in his glass.
The first bottle was placed into this cellar in 1995, and the stock was mainly made up of primeurs purchases and allocations via négociants. At the time, our seller was living in London, and he made his links with the wine world through tasting sessions and salons. Learning French was another step towards making these exchanges easier and easier, especially with vignerons making some of the finest wines. Over time, his passion for wine only grew, and our consignor managed to get his hands on increasingly prestigious allocations; he confirmed his enthusiasm for Burgundy during trips to Nuits-Saint-Georges and Gevrey-Chambertin, for example. “Burgundy is incredible when we look at its history, with its different producers, appellations, crus, and climats. And yet it’s so small. The blend of all these elements together is a kind of art to me.”
As for the storage conditions, these wines have been aged in a professional cellar with great care, including adapted temperature, humidity, and light levels.
Our seller likes to think of himself as a sort of ‘middle man’ or ambassador between a producer and their wine. His vineyard trips provide stories to tell around the table, moments that he gets to share. His biggest tasting memory? It’s a big one: the Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Amoureuses by Mugnier. Unable to get a bottle of his own for many years, he would read the tasting notes, imagining the nuances he’d get to enjoy one day. And when the dream became reality, it was even more sublime than he’d imagined…
If, like this collector, you love nothing more than sharing an exceptional bottle for a special occasion, we’d recommend Armand Rousseau’s Clos-Saint-Jacques and Chambertin cuvées, both in Burgundy’s extraordinary 2005 vintage. In the same vein, a 2002 bottle of René Engel’s Clos-de-Vougeot shouldn’t escape your attention.
The Musigny grand cru, whose total surface for red grapes doesn’t stretch further than 10 hectares, is crafted wonderfully by Mugnier and Drouhin-Laroze. There are vintages ranging from 1999 to 2006 waiting for your bids in this private collection!
If you’d like to try a vertical or horizontal tasting, the wines from Jean Grivot are a good place to start in this auction, a must-try Côte de Nuits property with several premiers crus and some grands crus. The cuvées featured include Clos de Vougeot, Richebourg, and Echézeaux, alongside a broad palette of Vosne-Romanée climats (Aux Reignots, Les Beaux Monts, Les Brûlées). In short, a beautiful mosaic of terroirs.
Otherwise, perhaps a Super Tuscan could tempt you, with this collection including a 2000 Solaia and a 2001 Sassicaia. Same grape varieties, different region, Bordeaux’s rive gauche is represented by the magnificent 2000 Pichon Baron Longueville, and a 2001 magnum of Château Léoville Barton.
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