Burgundy, Italy, and the Rhône are especially prominent in our latest auction, regions that just ooze classical style and traditional know-how. In the midst of talk about alternative methods and up-and-coming hotspots, let’s take a step back to what we know best, with a sale that features longstanding fine signatures.
A private catalogue featuring rare Jacky Truchot
Did you notice that we’ve got a magnificent private catalogue as part of this auction? Wines that all come from the collection of an enthusiast with a penchant for Burgundy and Bordeaux. The selection of timeless Bordeaux grands crus is impressive, and several lots of Château Cos d’Estournel from the great 2001 vintage are worth noting. Go down a little further on the left bank, on the Pessac-Léognan side, and let yourself be tempted by Domaine de Chevalier, a must-try property of the Bernard family. Try some of the very best by enjoying a superb collection of mature Château Haut Brion (1986, 1998, 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2001). The star of the show? Several lots of the famous Château Latour in Pauillac, ready to drink vintages that will leave a lasting impression on their lucky tasters.
This private catalogue also offers a beautiful selection of Burgundy grands crus, again ready to uncork. The seller held in high esteem the wines of Jacky Truchot – a prestigious estate that closed in 2006 and whose wines are thus becoming increasingly rare – which are numerous here. Thus, several vintages from the 2000s are available for the Clos de la Roche, as well as the Charmes-Chambertin vieilles vignes, and the Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbès. Take advantage, because it’s not every day that such rarities are proposed in such a choice of vintages! Wines from Domaine Dujac are also waiting for bids, most notably the Clos de la Roche.
Burgundy to brighten your cellar
The belle of the ball, Burgundy has some real treats lined up for you. Domaine d’Auvenay’s 2014 Bonnes-Mares and Georges Roumier’s 2005 Musigny open proceedings with style. To perfect the contents of an illustrious collection, you can’t bypass a bottle from Bizot, here available in the 2008 Echezeaux and the 2009 Vosne-Romanée Les Jachées. Perhaps not your first choice, yet the region is bursting with good ones, a white cuvée wouldn’t be amiss, and we highly recommend Auvenay’s 2007 Meursault 1er Cru Les Gouttes d’Or.
Rich Rhône wines
If you’d like a mature cuvée that’s been ageing for at least ten years already, the Rhône is the region-to-bid in this auction. Château Rayas’ Châteauneuf-du-Pape features in vintages ranging from 2005 to 2010. You’ll also find Guigal’s 2008 Côte-Rôtie La Mouline alongside Thierry Allemand’s Cornas in 2008 and 2011. For a bottle from the 20th century, the three-bottle lot of 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Célestins by Henri Bonneau & Fils is a truly fine choice. More recent but much bigger, we’ve also got magnums of Georges Vernay’s 2016 Les Chaillées de l’Enfer.
Italy, a selection to take you away
Piedmont awaits, with its foothill vineyards and established signatures. We’ve got Angelo Gaja’s 1997 vintage from the Langhe appellation, as well as Luciano Sandrone’s gorgeous Barolo from the same year. Other top picks from this Mediterranean spot include the 2016 Barolo from Giovanni Canonica, and a three-bottle lot of Barbera d’Alba from Bartolo Mascarello.