Top auction picks | Shoot for the moon in 2021

In every viticultural region, there are producers who stand out for their excellence. Bordeaux is under the spotlight here, with over 1,200 lots including a 1982 Château Palmer and a 1998 Petrus. From Burgundy, we have Leroy’s 1969 Musigny, the Rhône brings a 1991 Côte-Rôtie from Domaine Jamet, and many other stars litter the horizon! Get bidding…this auction will close on the 27th and 28th January.

If you’ve ever hiked to the very top of a mountain, you’ll know the feeling of experiencing something extraordinary. And the earth is home to heights so glorious that they simply call to be climbed. Much like these sought-after summits, every viticultural appellation has names that represent the very summit of excellence.

Bordeaux is to wine what the Alps are to our landscape

Bordeaux represents the very best of what can be offered in the world of wine: a go-to French region, vast in its size and reputed for its quality. One of the most renowned wine producing regions in the world here proposes over 1,200 different lots; a veritable goldmine for the enthusiasts that you are. A symbol of this sale is the delicious 1982 Château Palmer, a property with a notoriety in Anglo-Saxon countries for its perfectly refined and fruity cuvées. There are also several wines from the famous Petrus going under the hammer; vintages include 1960, 1966, 1994, 1998, and 2017. And the Mont Blanc peak? A Collection Duclot case in the 2008 vintage: nine of the finest Bordeaux crus. And if you’re looking for a magnificent wine in a fantastic vintage, it’ll have to be the 2000 Château Mouton-Rothschild.

Burgundy, the Pyrenees of wine

Slightly less sprawling but just as superb are the Pyrenees. This is our much-loved Burgundy. The 1969 Musigny from Leroy will undoubtedly take you to unknown heights. In the Côte de Nuits, there is a peak that can be seen from far, far away: a bottle of La Tâche grand cru from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. If you’d prefer a white cuvée, we recommend heading to the Côte de Beaune, with a 2000 Meursault premier cru Les Gouttes d’Or from Domaine d’Auvenay or a 2016 Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères from Coche Dury. Or why not reach as high as the Chablis premier cru Montée de Tonnerre from Domaine Raveneau?

In the valleys: the Rhône or the Loire?

From the Rhône and Loire Valleys, we have many lots in vintages spanning from 1972 to today. The most outstanding would have to be a 1991 Côte-Rôtie from Domaine Jamet, a marvel that brings together the best of all terroirs exploited by the domain. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Château Rayas is also a big name to try, and in this auction we have bottles from 2007, 2008, and 2009. Are you into white dessert wines? We certainly are, and we heartily recommend the Vouvray Goutte d’Or cuvée from Clos Naudin. Also in the Loire – a rising region at auction – are the stars Clos Rougeard with a 2008 Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg cuvée and Stéphane Bernaudeau with his vin de France Les Nourrissons.

Adventurers, explore new summits!

We know that there are plenty of you out there who seek new horizons in all aspects of life. When it comes to the wine world, here are some ideas for bottles from a little further afield. Don’t miss out on the different lots of the 1970 Unico Gran Reserva Ribera Del Duero from Vega Sicilia, a unique wine crafted by an exceptional property on the Iberian peninsula, known for its maturation methods and unusual vinification. Another important name is domain Peter Sisseck whose Pingus cuvée appears here in its 2001 and 2010 vintages. As for spirits, try out a Cognac Age D’Or Réserve Très Vieille Grande Champagne, a 1970 Martinique Bally rum, or a 1970 Trois Rivières.

We hope this selection of top picks will pique your interest in our selection. If you’d be interested in selling some of your bottles with us, you can find out more here.

The full auction can be found here

These are the sales catalogues:

27/01/2021 – 10H00 : Vins Etranger 1954-2019
27/01/2021 – 10H30 : Misc. French Wines 1967-2019
27/01/2021 – 11H00 : Alsace Jura 1986-2019
27/01/2021 – 11H30 : Loire 1975-2019 – White
27/01/2021 – 12H00 : Loire 1997-2019 – Red
27/01/2021 – 12H30 : Burgundy 1970-2013 – White
27/01/2021 – 13H30 : Burgundy 2014-2019 – White
27/01/2021 – 14H30 : Burgundy 1950-2006 – Red
27/01/2021 – 15H30 : Burgundy 2007-2013 – Red
27/01/2021 – 16H30 : Burgundy 2014-2018 – Red
28/01/2021 – 10H00 : Porto & Spiritueux 1840-2018
28/01/2021 – 10H30 : Champagne 1949-2016
28/01/2021 – 11H00 : Rhône 1991-2020 – White
28/01/2021 – 11H30 : Rhône 1972-2009 – Red
28/01/2021 – 12H00 : Rhône 2010-2019 – Red
28/01/2021 – 12H30 : Bordeaux 1971-2016 – White
28/01/2021 – 13H00 : Bordeaux 1960-1989 – Red
28/01/2021 – 14H00 : Bordeaux 1990-1998 – Red
28/01/2021 – 15H00 : Bordeaux 1999-2005 – Red
28/01/2021 – 16H00 : Bordeaux 2006-2018 – Red

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