Top auction picks | Rare gems for your cellar

In search of rare pearls, we’re a good spot for you to stop at. From Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire and beyond the French borders, let yourself be guided by our tailor-made selection that will impress even the most discerning wine lover.

Bordeaux

Attention seasoned collectors! Bordeaux is the go-to region for your classic bottles. In white, we have a two-bottle lot of 2006 Château Smith Haut Lafitte, a precise and complex cuvée, as well as a bottle of 2010 Domaine de Chevalier, a very fine expression of this legendary vintage.

In our high-flying red selection, Château Petrus is to be found in an old vintage, the 1943! Also discover a three-bottle lot of Château Lafite-Rothschild 2003, and a three-bottle lot of Château Latour from the same vintage. We’ve got a mythical Pomerol in our midst, too, in the form of a 2010 Château Lafleur. Very good price to quality ratios in ready-to-drink vintages are available with a duo of 1990 Château Lanessan and 2009 Château Lagrange à Pomerol. Let’s come back to the exceptional bottles by ending our journey in Sauternes, where a 1935 Château d’Yquem is waiting for bids, and its level is particularly good for a wine bottled more than 80 years ago!

Burgundy

There are so many beauties in the Burgundian landscape that it’s hard to know where to turn! The mythical Chardonnays of Domaine Coche Dury give us a strong start, with a 2014 Meursault 1er Cru Perrières, followed by Domaine Leflaive and its crown jewel, the extremely rare 1990 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet. Another stunning white wine not to be missed is Domaine d’Auvenay’s famous 2011 Bourgogne-Aligoté Sous Chatelet.

The reds are also in the spotlight with the Méo-Camuzet estate and its highly coveted Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Au Cros Parantoux, this time from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017! This is a rare and unique opportunity to build up a vertical anthology. Domaine Armand Rousseau is represented by a bottle of 1978 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Clos Saint-Jacques, alongside Cécile Tremblay’s 2015 Echezeaux and Arnoux-Lachaux’s 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019 versions.

Loire

Unsurprisingly, Chenins and Sauvignons are in the spotlight when it comes to the Loire, with all their freshness and suppleness! The lot of two bottles of Nicolas Joly’s Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières in the 1985 vintage is up for grabs! Eric Morgat follows in his footsteps, represented by a lot of three 2006 Savennières L’Enclos cuvées. Finally, there is a three-bottle lot of Vincent Pinard’s Grand Chemarin 2014 Sancerre.

For the Loire reds, we’re heading for Chinon with three bottles of 2012 Domaine Joguet and two bottles of 2009 En Grands Champs by Alphonse Mellot. The Les Poyeux cuvée from Domaine Antoine Sanzay in Saumur-Champigny is a bargain, and a great wine in the warm 2009 vintage.

Savoie and the Jura

The reds from Savoie are to be discovered in recent vintages, to be kept in the cellar or…tasted right away! How about a 2018 Mondeuse from Domaine Prieuré Saint Christophe or the superb 2015 Améthyste from Domaine des Ardoisières?

From the Jura, we have one of the flagship vintages of Domaine Labet, the 2018 Fleur de Savagnin en Chalasse, as well as two magnums of the cult cuvée 2006 Les vignes de mon père from the incredible Domaine Ganevat.

A trip around the world to end on a high note…

To finish our journey in more distant lands, we can take you to the other side of the globe, in search of the great Pinot Noirs of New Zealand, for example. Taste the produce of the Sato estate, with its two-bottle lot of 2014s. Nearby, Australia offers us some gems such as the 2010 Barossa Valley from Torbreck Woodcutter’s estate and the 2017 Adelaide Hills from Lucy Margaux estate. In Hungary, the 1993 Chateau Dereszla 5 Puttonyos Tokaj can also take you on a (time) journey, as can Christoffel’s 1976 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Beerenauslese Riesling. Let’s conclude this trip with South America, and a Chilean nectar of 2009 Colchagua by Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta, nicely accompanied by an Argentinian bottle of 2017 Mendoza Cheval des Andes.

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