Top auction picks | An epic fine wine lineup

We’ve got the big names and the classics. The stuff of dreams from Burgundy and Bordeaux’s prestigious produce. The cherry on the cake for something a bit different? This auction features some of the Jura’s most superb signatures; a region not to be overlooked.

Burgundy

It’s not just about the reds, Burgundy does Chardonnay like nowhere else. From Domaine d’Auvenay, a domain that needs no introduction, we have a Puligny-Montrachet En La Richarde 2007 cuvée that displays the peak of the region’s white wine excellence. Bizot’s 2014 Les Violettes is also a big-hitter, next to Leflaive’s mighty 1990 vintage from Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet.

These bottles, though, are for those who are really splashing out. For a wine that puts a bit less pressure on your purse, we recommend the Mâcon from Domaine des Vignerais in its 2019 vintage, or indeed the Bourgogne La Demoiselle from Adrien and Pierre Berlancourt in the same year.

The very rarest of Pinot Noir cuvées also make a distinguished appearance. From 2009, you’ll find La Tâche by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and an Echézeaux from Bizot. In a more recent but maturing vintage, the 2014, is a Vosne-Romanée crafted at none other than Domaine Leroy.

Bordeaux

It’s not necessarily red wine weather right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to rule out bidding on Bordeaux! The region’s Sauvignon and Sémillon wines are often left in the background, but they’re so worth a try. Domaine Chevalier kicks things off with its 2000 vintage (cru classé des Graves), alongside the 2006 from Château Smith Haut-Lafitte. Three-bottle lots from Pape Clément are also waiting for your bids, bottles that you’ll find in 2005, 2006, and 2008…an exceptional tasting session is in order!

Red collectors have nothing to fear, though, as we have some rarities up for auction including a two-bottle lot of 2010 Petrus! Other gems include a magnum of 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild and a 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Enough top names to keep you going for a while…

Jura

The Jura isn’t so much of a classic region when it comes to fine wine, but its bottles are becoming highly coveted. Just take a look at the Côtes-du-Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes 2007 by Jan-François Ganevat, the 2016 Entre Deux Bleus Les Saugettes from Domaine des Miroirs, or Overnoy-Houillon’s 2011 Arbois Pupillin Savagnin. All of these deserve a spot in the connoisseur’s cellar.

Lighter reds are another of the Jura’s specialties, and in this auction there’s a 2018 magnum of Thomas Popy’s Clos Bareth, as well as a 2015 Poulsard from Domaine des Murmures, both of which are classed under a Vin de France label.

If you’re just discovering the Jura and you’d like to try something a bit more accessible, we recommend the Côtes-du-Jura Les Lumachelles cuvée from Domaine des Cavarodes, the Côtes-du-Jura Trousseau Les Chazeaux from Domaine Labet, and the Côtes-du-Jura Les Chazaux from Nicolas Jacob.

You’ll find the full auction to explore here – happy bidding!

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