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Burgundy Grands Crus: prices keep on soaring | Auction report

The sale of the Clos de Tart had not yet been confirmed. However, during the online auctions of 11th and 25th October on iDealwine, many Grands Crus that we thought were already at the top in terms of price, continued to increase. The most prestigious ones indeed reached new thresholds. Is it a simple focus on attractive Burgundy or a sustainable phenomenon? The answer will come in a few months. For now, let's take a look at the exceptional auctions recorded on iDealwine last month. More than €4,000 for a bottle of Montrachet…

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Pomerol star of Bordeaux | Auction report

The appellation Pomerol has attracted the appetite of amateurs during the online auction which ended on 29th August. Let’s discuss this world-famous appellation, and more particularly a cru which is starting to draw attention to it, Château La Fleur Petrus. On the scale of Bordeaux, Pomerol is simply microscopic: it covers 813 hectares which represents barely 0.7% of the vines planted in the region. The fabulous terroir of the appellation, identified in Roman times, was later exploited by the order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knight's Hospitaller. Pomerol was a popular stopover for…

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Domaine Leroy: record bids | Auction report

Icon from Côte de Nuits, Domaine Leroy triggers connoisseur’s interest, because of the excellent level of the wines and their rarity; these wines are almost unfindable on the market. The online auction closed on 27th September featured a rare series of grands crus produced by Lalou Bize-Leroy, which inevitably sparked off record bids. The name of Lalou Bize-Leroy and the one of her domain have Grail value in the imagination of wine lovers. As a great figure of the wine world, she enjoys a fine knowledge of Burgundian terroir since she was a…

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Yquem, Bordeaux 1982, La Tâche, Clos Rougeard | Auction report

The latest auction on iDealwine, which ended on 13th September, was full of rare wines. Focus on some of these exceptional lots. Two auctions per month on iDealwine: the pace is sustained, as nearly 100,000 bottles are sold via our platform at auction. And yet, each sale has its treasures, sourced from Europe finest cellars. The last auction illustrated well this fact. Yquem, huge and exceptional Right in the foreground, this catalog offered an exceptional series of large bottles from the Château d'Yquem. Unsurprisingly, it was the vintage 1990 (Parker points?) – a…

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Engel, Dujac, Vogüé, Burgundy at the top | Auction report

During July, the auction market was still wide awake! Buyers from all over the world fought for the best wines from Burgundy with continuous rising prices. Beautiful auctions on great Burgundy names During both auctions in July, once again, the famous Burgundy domains have had remarkable performances. Indeed, particularly during the sale that ended on 26th July, Engel, Dujac and Vogüé domains registered prices way above their iDealwine estimates. Domaine René Engel: Domaine René Engel (now called Domaine d’Eugénie since its purchase by François Pinault in 2006) is a vineyard of 7 hectares…

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Leroy cuvées, Europe and Asia fight over them | Auction report

The online auction on iDealwine, closed on 28th June, saw many wines from Domaine Leroy record significant price increases, reaching sometimes exorbitant levels. Domaine Leroy, from Côte-de-Nuits, regularly hits the headlines of our auction reports, with continuous rising prices for these sought-after wines around the world. Once again, during the iDealwine auction, which closed on 28th June, bottles vinified by the famous Lalou Bize-Leroy kindled the lust of French, British and Hong Kong enthusiasts, who didn’t hesitate to increase prices well above iDealwine’s estimates. Domaine Leroy, created in the late 1980s by the…

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Bordeaux in the spotlight | Auction report

Wine lovers have been quick to acknowledge and praise the diversity of the Bordeaux wines offered for auction at our sale on 10th May. Let's take a look at some of the main trends we've been seeing in this region. No fewer than 800 lots of Bordeaux grands crus changed hands at iDealwine's online auction on 10th May. And there was some fascinating bidding for wines from both sides of the river: naturally, Petrus was the focus of everyone's attention, particularly in an ultra-rare smaller bottle size which – as far as iDealwine…

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Jura booming | Auction report

iDealwine's online auction ending on 26th April featured something special: an entire catalogue devoted to wines from France's Jura region. It was a first for a region whose wines had previously attracted the interest of a well-informed but select clientèle. Let's take a closer look at what happened. Jura has been enjoying a boost in connoisseurs' interest for a few months now. Having long been enjoyed by a clientèle of discerning wine lovers, its target market has gradually expanded thanks to the effects of globalisation and the speed at which news now travels.…

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Bordeaux, a renewed interest | Auction report

The auction that ended on 29 March on iDealwine demonstrated the recent success of several grands crus from Bordeaux. A sign of a renewed interest for the region just as the 2016 En Primeur campaign starts. Bordeaux, in its diversity, finds the favors of amateurs at auction again. The sale that ended on 29 March on iDealwine has proved it once again. Good results have been found in mature vintages, such as Smith Haut Lafitte 2000 (€114, +34%) or Pontet Canet 2003 (€105, +17%). On the right bank, Angélus stands out in the…

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