Private Collection | Mature Rhone Valley and Bordeaux up for auction

The private collection you can bid on until the 6th of January demonstrates a real love for the wines of the Rhône, Provence, and Bordeaux. Vintages up for auction range from 1955 to 2015, featuring big names like Clape, Rayas, Guigal, Thierry Allemand, Trapet, Henri Gouges, Château Simone, and Clos de la Coulée de Serrant.

Time has done some good work on these bottles. If you’ve now got the chance to browse through such venerable vintages, it’s because our private consignor started their collection young, in 1975 to be exact. He first followed a penchant for Provence, collecting Gigondas and Vacqueyras cuvées that he would fetch directly from the domains and serve at convivial family meals where everyone would bring a bottle to try. En route to discovering a real passion, the most obvious next step was to acquire several grands crus classés from Bordeaux. And the rest is history…

As you can imagine, all of these wines have been kept with utmost care. They began in the cellar of the family house before being moved to the consignor’s own cellar, one that was built specially for the keeping of his wine. The conditions are just right, and the bottles had even been transported there at night to avoid any damage from temperature change. Since that day thirty years ago, they haven’t moved an inch.

Let’s start our litany with the Rhone Valley, a region so dear to the heart of our consignor. This lover of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines offers you a few wonders from this very appellation. Among them, the 1998, 2000 and 2001 Chaupin cuvée from Domaine de La Janasse, the 2009 from Mont Olivet, the 1999 from Beaucastel, the Laurence cuvée from Pégaü and Hommage à Jacques Perrin 1999, also from Beaucastel. Let’s not forget the 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006 vintages out of Château Rayas.

In the same region, further north, you will find Cornas wines (from 1996 to 2015) by Auguste Clape and the Cornas Reynard 1998 and 1999 from Thierry Allemand, the LA-LA-LA (La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque) by Guigal in ready-to-drink vintages, and the Château Grillet’s Condrieu. To complete this prestigious series, there are Côte-Rôtie cuvées from the regional stars that are Gangloff (La Sereine Noire) and Jamet (1999). Don’t miss the Rasteau from discreet Domaine Gourt de Mautens, a gem that we are lucky enough to have in our network of partner estates.

Our seller quickly developed a real interest in Bordeaux wines, and savouring a 1961 Château Trotanoy in particular always gives him a special thrill. You will be lucky if you get your hands on the three bottles included in the sale. Otherwise, rest assured, this legend is surrounded by a scintillating group of grands crus from the 1855 classification and from Saint-Emilion. On the left bank, you will find the elegance of Haut Brion 1990, Haut Bailly 1989, Latour 1982, Mouton Rothschild 1978, Margaux 1986, Léoville-Barton 1999, Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1986 and Pichon Longueville Baron 1990. If right bank Merlot is what appeals, go for Châteaux l’Evangile 1990, Cheval Blanc 1990, Ausone 1986, Pavie 1989, or Petrus 1975 and 1986.

Elsewhere, there’s a clear penchant for La Coulée de Serrant’s 1995 and 1997 Savennières, the red and white palettes of the iconic Château Simone (1995, 1997, 1998), Trévallon‘s Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhône (1995, 1998, 2000, 2004 and 2010) and several great Burgundy signatures. There, Pinot noir aficionados will enjoy the Clos-de-Vougeot 2001 from Château de La Tour, the Musigny 1972 from Domaine Faiveley, the different vintages of Nuits-Saint-Georges from Henri Gouges and the Chambertin 2001 from Girardin.

All that’s left is to get bidding! You can access the auction online and browse the full catalogues below.

06/01/2022 – 10H00 : CP – Auters régions 1995-2010
06/01/2022 – 10H30 : CP – Burgundy 1972-2012 – Red
06/01/2022 – 11H00 : CP – Autres Rhône 1971-2015
06/01/2022 – 11H30 : CP – Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1995-2009 – Red
06/01/2022 – 12H00 : CP – Côte-Rôtie 1997-2015 – Red
06/01/2022 – 12H30 : CP – Saint-Estèphe 1982-1992 – Red
06/01/2022 – 13H00 : CP – Haut Médoc 2000-2011 – Red
06/01/2022 – 13H30 : CP – Margaux 1969-2003 – Red
06/01/2022 – 14H00 : CP – Pessac-Léognan 1955-1995 – Red
06/01/2022 – 14H30 : CP – Saint-Julien 1970-2005 – Red
06/01/2022 – 15H00 : CP – Saint-Emilion 1979-2009 – Red
06/01/2022 – 15H30 : CP – Pomerol 1961-1990 – Red
06/01/2022 – 16H00 : CP – Pauillac 1967-1988 – Red
06/01/2022 – 16H30 : CP – Pauillac 1989-2003 – Red