This auction compiles some of the most beautiful signatures in the world! In very fine vintages, too. Wine lovers can get their hands on bottles from estates such as Auvenay, Leroy, Romanée-Conti, Château Latour (2009), Lafite Rothschild (2010), and Le Pin (2015) as well as Prieuré Roch, Château Rayas (2010), Angelo Gaja, Georges Roumier and Jamet (Côte-Rôtie 1991). Among these gems ready to adorn your cellar, some come from a private catalogue of top class natural wines.
While some Bordeaux wines, especially from the right bank, can be enjoyed in their youth, let’s not forget that they are especially magic when mature! Here are a few suggestions of the wonders hidden in this sale, along with an idea of their peak uncorking time.
– Château d’Yquem 2009: the king of Sauternes is a wine with legendary ageing potential. If you are looking for a bottle to pass on to your children, for example, this one is armed to face decades, even a century! But drinking it now to enjoy its freshness and delicious fruit is also an excellent option… It’s all a matter of taste!
– Château Margaux 1998: this is a beautiful Bordeaux at perfect maturity, 24 years old. It is the perfect time to drink it, for a special occasion of course.
– Château Le Pin 2018: this rare Pomerol is one of the most sought-after clarets. You can drink it within five years to give it time to develop.
– Château Trotanoy 1990: this is a Pomerol in its prime, to be enjoyed now with a fine piece of meat, for example.
– Château Cheval Blanc 2005: to finish in Bordeaux, don’t miss this cuvée, in undeniably one of the greatest vintages of the Right Bank and the South West, in a vintage that is perfectly ready to drink.
The best thing to do, of course, is to go and have a look at these catalogues yourself, but here are a few examples to pique your curiosity!
– Vosne-romanée 1er cru Les Beaux-Monts 2013 from Leroy: a Burgundy produced by one of the region’s most renowned estates, to be uncorked between 2025 and 2040.
– Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères 2014 from Domaine d’Auvenay: made by the same winemaker as the previous one – Lalou Bize-Leroy – this Chardonnay can be enjoyed sooner, in two to three years.
– Stanley Kroenke’s 2018 Oakville Napa Valley Screaming Eagle: this wine, rated 100/100 by the Wine Advocate (Robert Parker), has great ageing potential; if it can be enjoyed as early as 2025 with a good decanting, it will be still drinkable in 2060. This one’s a rarity!
– Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010 from Château Rayas: the most mythical of Rhône wines here in a ready-to-drink version, though it can also be kept for a good ten years. An icon, without a doubt.
– Extra brut 1er cru 2008 from Jacques Selosse: this vintage and natural champagne signed by one of the greatest names in Champagne can be enjoyed today…share it with wine-loving friends.
– Arbois Pupillin Vin jaune 1999 from Pierre Overnoy: the most famous and sought-after of all vins jaunes, produced by the ‘pope of the Jura’… An oxidative wine, this nectar has an ageing potential exceeding that of an average lifetime!
– Rioja DOC Vina Tondonia Reserva 2005 by R. Lopez Heredia: this great Rioja wine is renowned for its extended ageing period of over six years, which contributes to its great longevity; ready to drink today, it can be kept for another seven or eight years.
– Taylor’s Vintage 1983 Port: Great Ports also have their place in the cellars of wine lovers. You can enjoy this one today. And that’s until 2030.
An exceptional private catalogue of natural wines
This is definitely not the first time our consignor has tried his hand. So content with the first sales devoted to his exceptional cellar, he is now back with a magical treasure trove for any wine lover in search of curiosity. From Champagne to Corsica, via Italy, Australia and the United States, aficionados of natural, biodynamic and organic wines will be delighted.
Our seller can boast of keeping his precious bottles in a professional Parisian cellar. A warehouse well known to iDealwine, where the storage conditions correspond perfectly to the requirements of wine lovers.
The road to unknown appellations
If our seller had a certain taste for excellence, he pushed his curiosity to the limit by turning to little known appellations. Ignoring the flashy names, he concentrated on the talent of the winemakers. You will find Coteaux-du-Loir wines from the iDealwine partner Domaine de Bellivière, and a fine selection of French wines from Clos de Nell (Loire) and Les Grillons (Rhône), François Saint-Lo (Anjou), Patrick Bouju and Jean Maupertuis (Auvergne), as well as Domaine Yoyo (Roussillon). All of them worthy of a place in your cellar.
Travelling from home
This open-mindedness is confirmed by the large proportion of non-French wines up for auction. Explore new horizons in Australia, where you’ll discover the natural wines of the Lucy Margaux estate located in the Adelaide Hills; Germany, a country of fine Pinot Noirs, as attested by the Weingut Band, which is committed to organic farming and sulphite-free vinification. We recommend the diverse references from Austria and the Garnacha of Iberian Comando G, which we in the team particularly like. Italy reveals itself under a new light with some more discreet appellations and the United States offers us an anthology of the talented and tasty Hiyu Farm!
You’re clearly spoilt for choice here, so all that’s left is to wish you happy bidding!
You can place your bids here and explore the full catalogues below
12/01/2022 – 10H00 : Misc. French Wines 1942-2021
12/01/2022 – 10H30 : Languedoc 1994-2020
12/01/2022 – 11H00 : Alsace Jura 1983-2019
12/01/2022 – 11H30 : Champagne 1964-2012
12/01/2022 – 12H00 : Loire 1982-2009 – White
12/01/2022 – 12H30 : Loire 2010-2020 – White
12/01/2022 – 13H00 : Loire 1978-2010 – Red
12/01/2022 – 13H30 : Loire 2011-2020 – Red
12/01/2022 – 14H00 : Burgundy 1975-2011 – White
12/01/2022 – 14H30 : Burgundy 2012-2020 – White
12/01/2022 – 15H00 : Burgundy 1970-1997 – Red
12/01/2022 – 15H30 : Burgundy 1998-2007 – Red
12/01/2022 – 16H00 : Burgundy 2008-2013 – Red
12/01/2022 – 16H30 : Burgundy 2014-2019 – Red
12/01/2022 – 17H00 : Collection Privée 1990-2020
13/01/2022 – 10H00 : Etranger 1937-2019
13/01/2022 – 10H30 : Portos & Spiritueux 1900-2020
13/01/2022 – 11H00 : Sud-Ouest 1959-2019
13/01/2022 – 11H30 : Rhône 1980-2006
13/01/2022 – 12H00 : Rhône 2007-2013
13/01/2022 – 12H30 : Rhône 2014-2021
13/01/2022 – 13H00 : Bordeaux 1945-2016 – White
13/01/2022 – 13H30 : Bordeaux 1930-1985 – Red
13/01/2022 – 14H00 : Bordeaux 1986-1992 – Red
13/01/2022 – 14H30 : Bordeaux 1993-1997 – Red
13/01/2022 – 15H00 : Bordeaux 1998-2001 – Red
13/01/2022 – 15H30 : Bordeaux 2002-2004 – Red
13/01/2022 – 16H00 : Bordeaux 2005-2007 – Red
13/01/2022 – 16H30 : Bordeaux 2008-2010 – Red
13/01/2022 – 17H00 : Bordeaux 2011-2018 – Red