Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Quintessence of Meursault: Roulot and Lafon

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 ROULOT AND LAFON

White Burgundy From Two Master Winemakers

IRRESISTIBLE WHITE BURGUNDY
In the middle of another Bordeaux Futures campaign, it’s refreshing to remember that there’s life beyond the Bordeaux châteaux. And not much could be further from the dense, tannic barrel samples of young Bordeaux than the pure, chiseled Chardonnays of Burgundy.

As ever with Burgundy, producer is everything, as much for white as for red. At the top of the tree in white winemaking — and having been there for decades — are two outstanding producers: Domaine Roulot and Domaine Lafon.

ROULOT
Jean-Marc Roulot is the current generation of Domaine Roulot, and he is making some of the most intensely flavoured and mineral wines anywhere in Burgundy. We have a nice range of his 2010s and 2011s — both lovely vintages for whites.

My favourites include the sesame seed scented Auxey-Duresses Blanc 2011 ($79.95), the archetypal Meursault Vireuils 2011 ($134.95) and the superlative Meursault Premier Cru 2010 ($165) — a new and delicious addition to the range.

LAFON
For some of the most powerful and long lived whites in Burgundy, look no further than Dominique Lafon, who continues to produce outstanding wines from his family domaine. Like Roulot, he is based in Meursault.

At the lower end his wines from the Maconnais are fruit driven and charming while also displaying some of the gravitas of his Meursault — try the Macon Clos de la Crochette 2011 ($32.95).

The sought-after Meursault wines from Lafon are the Clos de la Barre and the Charmes Premier Cru. The Clos de la Barre 2008 ($164.95) combines the tension of that vintage with the minerality of the vineyard to glorious effect.

Meanwhile, the Meursault Charmes 2009 allies opulence and precision — this is wonderful wine at almost six years old ($235).

For more information please contact Eli or me: Eli.Rodriguez@Sothebys.com or Nicholas.Jackson@Sothebys.com or call our retail store at +1 212.894.1990.

Best wishes,

Nick-Signature

Nicholas Jackson
Wine Buyer
DOMAINE ROULOT > view full list
Roulot, Guy: Auxey Duresses Blanc 2011 750ML $79.95

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Roulot, Guy: Meursault Luchets 2010 750ML $129.95

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Roulot, Guy: Meursault Meix Chavaux 2009 750ML $96.95

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Roulot, Guy: Meursault Meix Chavaux 2011 750ML $169.95

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Roulot, Guy: Meursault Vireuils 2011 750ML $134.95

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Roulot, Guy: Monthelie Cham Fulliot 2011 750ML $72.95

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Roulot, JM: Meursault 1er Cru 2010 750ML $165.00

DOMAINE LAFON
Lafon, Domaine: Meurs Genevrieres 2008 750ML $315.00

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Lafon, Domaine: Meurs, Clos Barre 2008 750ML $164.95

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Lafon, Domaine: Meurs, Clos Barre 2009 750ML $169.95

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Lafon, Domaine: Meursault Charmes 2007 750ML $265.00

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Lafon, Domaine: Meursault Charmes 2008 750ML $235.00

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Lafon, Domaine: Meursault Charmes 2009 750ML $235.00

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Lafon, Dominique: Meurs Porusots 2010 750ML $165.00

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Lafon: Macon-Chardonnay Crochette 2011 750ML $32.95

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Lafon: Macon-Milly-Lam Clos Four 2011 750ML $34.95

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Lafon: Macon-Milly-Lamartine 2011 750ML $26.95

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mouton Rothschild 1988 - Keith Haring Label

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Only 4 Cases Available

1988
The first in what would be three excellent vintages in a row, 1988 was a late harvest year that started off with relatively high tannin and acidity when young, but the wine has matured wonderfully and is drinking very well now, especially at this First Growth level. It has the richness, weight and glycerol of this late vintage and is very much a classic Mouton.

ART & WINE
Mouton 1988 is without doubt one of the wines of the vintage and has become an icon — first, of course, for the classic, elegant, stylish wine in the bottle; and, secondly, for its colorful, playful, distinct Keith Haring label. With the tell-tale energy and movement of the graffiti-inspired art for which he is remembered, Haring’s version of the Mouton label has, since its release, been among the most popular with collectors and is one of the most beautiful artist labels created for the Château. Interestingly, Haring was somewhat relentless in lobbying Baroness Philippine to do a label, as illustrated in a letter which is included in the Paintings for the Labels exhibition now on display at the Château.

We recently received four cases in our warehouse. All in excellent condition and available now for immediate shipment.

For more information or to place an order please contact Nick or me: Nicholas.Jackson@Sothebys.com or Eli.Rodriguez@Sothebys.com, or call our retail store at +1 212.894.1990.


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

JP Moueix: King of the Right Bank

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Top Class Pomerol and St. Emilion

A SUCCESS STORY ON THE RIGHT BANK
When Jean-Pierre Moueix started investing in Pomerol and St. Emilion in the 1950s and 60s, he almost single-handedly raised the profile of the whole area. Today the top châteaux here rival in fame those from Pauillac or Margaux.

Foremost among Moueix’s wines is, of course, Pétrus; but with the Moueix family’s dedication to improved viticulture and careful winemaking, many of the properties under their ownership are now producing their best ever wines.

POMEROL

  • Lagrange (Pomerol) may not be a very well-known estate, but it produces charming wines vintage by vintage and offers excellent value for Pomerol — try the 2000 ($89.95).
  • Latour à Pomerol is a legendary château in wine circles, after some great older vintages, including the fabled 1961. In the exceptional vintages of 2009 ($119.95) and 2010 ($185), the wines are structured and powerful and destined for a long life.
  • Trotanoy is, after Pétrus, simply one of the most rarefied of all Pomerols — complex, rich and long lasting, wines from outstanding vintages like 1998 ($575) and 2000 ($345) are among Bordeaux’s high points. The second wine, Esperance de Trotanoy gets close to the real thing at an affordable price ($112.95 for both 2009 and 2010).
  • Hosanna is hedonistic Pomerol at its finest: all beautiful glossy fruit and plummy depths. The 2010 now, or better in 5-10 years time, is guaranteed to seduce ($245).

ST. EMILION

  • Magdelaine is no more after the 2011 vintage; it has been folded into the vineyards of Belair-Monange (see below). But this is — was — archetypal St. Emilion: rich, structured and fragrant. The 2006 represents particularly good value ($69.95).
  • Belair Monange — formally just ‘Belair’, this property has a wonderful terroir adjacent to Ausone. It is a property which deserves to be much better known than it is at present because the wines are so complete. The perfectly balanced 2010 will last many years yet ($375).

For more information please contact Eli: Eli.Rodriguez@Sothebys.com, or call our retail store at +1 212.894.1990.

Best wishes,

Nick-Signature

Nicholas Jackson
Wine Buyer
MOUEIX > view full list
Belair Monange 2009 750ML $239.00

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Belair Monange 2010 750ML $375.00

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Esperance de Trotanoy 2009 750ML $112.95

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Esperance de Trotanoy 2010 750ML $112.95

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Hosanna 2010 750ML $245.00

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Lagrange (Pomerol) 2000 750ML $89.95

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Lagrange (Pomerol) 2005 750ML $66.95

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Lagrange (Pomerol) 2006  1.5L $114.95

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Lagrange (Pomerol) 2006  375ML $29.95

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Latour a Pomerol 2009 750ML $119.95

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Latour a Pomerol 2010 750ML $185.00

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Magdelaine 2006 750ML $69.95

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Magdelaine 2010 750ML $109.95

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Magdelaine 2010  375ML $59.95

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Magdelaine 2011 750ML $69.5

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Trotanoy 1989 750ML $245.00

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Trotanoy 1998 750ML $575.00

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Trotanoy 2000 750ML $345.00

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Trotanoy 2005 750ML $365.00

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Trotanoy 2010 750ML $445.00

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Burgundy 2007: A Vintage to Drink Today

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2007: Drinking Now

A CLASSIC VINTAGE
Knowing the right age to drink good red Burgundy can be difficult, since the wines go through phases of being variously open and closed. But here at Sotheby’s Wine, we’re always working on your behalf, and after many bottles of excellent Burgundy, we’ve discovered that if you had to choose one of the younger vintages for today it would undoubtedly be 2007.

2007 is by no means the most powerful or long-lived vintage, but it is aromatic, bright and charming with light, integrated tannins. Initially underestimated, this vintage is now proving a classic vintage for red Burgundy, and more importantly, the wines are simply delicious today.

SELECT GROWERS
The vintage character of 2007 really favoured growers who do not over-extract. Among our favourites in this style are Fourrier and Groffier. We have had very good experiences with the following wines recently:

OTHER NOTABLE PRODUCERS
During the holidays, Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin ($94.95) was superb, charming everyone in the room; while it is difficult to go wrong with the Roumier Chambolle-Musigny ($189) from brilliant winemaker Christophe Roumier.

Finally, for the sake both of rarity and vinous excellence, try a magnum of Mugneret-Gibourg Chambolle-Musigny Feuselottes ($435) — another treat from the talented sisters.

For more information please contact Eli or me: Eli.Rodriguez@Sothebys.com or Nicholas.Jackson@Sothebys.com or call our retail store at +1 212.894.1990.

Best wishes,

Nick-Signature

Nicholas Jackson
Wine Buyer
BURGUNDY 2007 > view full list
Cathiard, Sylvain: NSG Aux Thorey 2007 750ML $164.95

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Courcel, Domaine: Pommard Fremiers 2007 750ML $64.95

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Dugat, C: Gevrey Chambertin 2007 750ML $94.95

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Fourrier, Dom: Vougeot LPV 2007 750ML $159.00

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Fourrier, Dom: Gevrey Clos St Jacques 2007 750ML $475.00

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Fourrier, Dom: Gevrey Cham Cherbaudes 2007 750ML $184.00

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Fourrier, Dom: Gevrey Champeaux 2007 750ML $199.95

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Fourrier, Dom: Gevrey Combe Moines 2007 750ML $215.00

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Fourrier, Dom: MSD Clos Sorbes 2007 750ML $209.00

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Groffier, R: Bonnes Mares 2007 750ML $240.00

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Groffier, R: Chambolle Hauts Doix 2007 750ML $144.95

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Groffier, R: Chambolle les Sentiers 2007 750ML $179.95

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Groffier, R: Gevrey Chambertin 2007 750ML $94.95

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Mortet, D: Gevrey en Champs 2007 750ML $99.95

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Mugneret-Gibourg: Chambolle Feusselottes 2007  1.5L $435.00

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Mugneret-Gibourg: Clos Vougeot 2007 750ML $389.00

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Roumier, G: Chambolle-Musigny 2007 750ML $189.00

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Burgundy 2012: A week tasting the wines

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A week tasting 2012 Burgundy

Serena, Duncan and I (together with Serena’s husband, David Peppercorn MW) just returned from an excellent week tasting at twenty-two of the top Domaines. Here are some reflections:

HOW GOOD ARE THE 2012s?
All vintages have reputations that start evolving before a grape is picked, but it is only after you have visited and tasted at several Domaines that you can really form your own opinion on a vintage and also on how well each Domaine (or their specific vineyards) performed within that year.

We are lucky that we visit the very top Domaines, giving us a top down view, but these wines illustrate how successful the vintage can be.

Reds
The reds have a concentration, depth and richness, combined with a purity, freshness and brightness that is what true Burgundy lovers are looking for. Some wines will be approachable relatively early, and some require longer ageing. This is a top-class vintage that deserves its fine reputation.

Whites
The whites show both minerality and richness, with good acidity that brings freshness. Many were quite open and accessible, while others were closed, similar to the reds. This is again a top class vintage, but it is more variable from Domaine to Domaine.

A Burgundy Lover’s Vintage
We will be buying both the red and white 2012s and think all Burgundy lovers will want to have them in their cellars. In the next few weeks, we will follow-up with Serena’s vintage report and tasting notes.

THE PROBLEM WITH 2012…
Is that the quantity produced is very small. It has been preceded by two other small vintages, 2010 and 2011, and is followed by a similar shortfall in 2013. When visiting each Domaine, you are reminded of this fact — the cellars look very empty when you compare them to when they were full of the 2009s, and it really highlights the tiny quantities of wines produced by this talented group of growers.

Compared to a “normal” vintage, 2012 production ranges from: 30% less (standard), to 50% less (common), to 80% less (not infrequent) to 100% less — not enough wine for any to be made.

As a result of these minute quantities, allocations will be severely restricted (we are talking bottles not cases, in many instances).

Contact Eli or Nick now to be put on a wish list for specific Domaines.

How do the 2012’s compare to 2010s & 2011s
Which is the “best” vintage is not an easy answer, as it depends on each Domaine — all three years produced top class wines and will give immense pleasure over the coming years. The joy will be to compare and contrast in the glass!

THE 22 DOMAINES THAT WE VISITED

    RED — 14 Domaines primarily producing red wines:
  • Bachelet
  • Bruno Clair
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
  • Dujac
  • JJ Confuron
  • Michel Gros
  • Mortet
  • Mugneret-Gibourg
  • Mugnier
  • Pousse d’Or
  • Ponsot
  • Sylvain Pataille
  • Rousseau
  • de Vogüé
    WHITE — 7 Domaines primarily producing white wines:
  • Vincent Dauvissat
  • Jean-Noel Gagnard
  • Lafon
  • Pierre Morey
  • Domaine Leflaive
  • Raveneau
  • Roulot
    RED & WHITE — 1 Domaine produces roughly equal red and white wines:
  • Francoise & Denis Clair

We love Burgundy and put a lot of time and effort in having a great selection of younger and older vintages — if you are interested in buying, please contact Nick or Eli, Nicholas.Jackson@Sothebys.com or Eli.Rodriguez@Sothebys.com, or call +1 212.894.1990.

Best wishes,

Jamie Ritchie
President & CEO
Americas & Asia

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

New Spring Retail Price List

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Download our Spring Price List

Our Spring price list has just been published and is available in PDF format for easy viewing on laptops, tablets and phones.

VIEW RETAIL PRICE LIST

This season’s price list focuses on Bordeaux; Bordeaux varietals from California, Australia and South America; and the wonderful wines from Tuscany. As always, our full and accurate inventory is always available at www.SothebysWine.com.

Please contact us for recommendations or even better, stop by to visit us.

Best wishes,

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Americas & Asia

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bordeaux 2005: A Classic Vintage

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The Best Wines from a Great Year

BORDEAUX 2005
There has never been any doubt that 2005 is a classic vintage in Bordeaux, on both banks of the river. A fine, warm growing season gave rich, structured wines with great ageing potential. Approaching nine years old, the lesser wines are drinking well, while the top wines are at the very beginnings of their drinking lives.

DRINKING NOW
Here are a few excellent options which make for good drinking today and do not break the bank:

DRINK OR HOLD
The wines in this category can easily be opened today and enjoyed with a lot of pleasure, although they will only improve with another five years ageing. The below are all lovely wines, and quite open.

CAN BE ENJOYED NOW BUT ALSO FOR THE LONG TERM
These wines show best the real class of this vintage and will be going strong for 15 or 20 years yet. When I tasted Lynch Bages 2005 earlier this month, I was enormously impressed by its power and tannic structure, all beautifully enveloped in ripe fruit. Those are hallmarks of this vintage.

BEST WINES OF THE VINTAGE
These are simply outstanding wines, probably best left for a few years to mature in bottle, after which they will blossom into a glorious middle age.



VIEWALLBORDEAUX2005

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Nick-Signature

Nicholas Jackson
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Monday, March 3, 2014

The Interview - No 19: Frédéric Drouhin

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Frédéric Drouhin

Frederic Drouhin is President of Maison Joseph Drouhin, where he works alongside his siblings Veronique, Philippe and Laurent, who are the fourth generation to run the family business, that was founded in 1880. He received his MBA from the University of Hartford, Connecticut and is also the new President of the Primum Familiae Vini association. After wine, his passions include cooking and gardening.

CHILDHOOD, ADOLESCENCE & EARLY PROFESSIONAL LIFE
Where were you born?
I was born at the Hospices de Beaune, in Beaune (France). A good start! At that time the maternity building was next to the historical building.
What was your best memory growing up?
I remember a drive in the Rolls Royce of the Luxembourg Ambassador to France who came for the Hospices de Beaune auction. The city was closed to cars, but because of his status of Ambassador, we were able to go through, I was 10 and very proud.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A chef in a restaurant and, following a trip with my parents in Tuscany, I thought it would be beautiful to live there.

Where/what did you study?
The US is our most important market and I went to live in America, to better understand the culture, while studying Marketing and Management at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.
Any formal wine training?
I remember the formal “tasting sessions” we had on Sunday lunch with the family. My father would pour a great bottle from his cellar and we had to guess what it was. Of course, we were all wrong. So he explained why. A couple of months later, he would pour the same bottle again, blind, and then we had better be right!
Who was your mentor?
For wine training both Laurence Jobard and all the team at Drouhin. For politics it was John Fitzerald Kennedy. He was a man that gave so much hope to his country.
What are your views on agriculture: Sustainable? Organic? Biodynamic?
Definitely biodynamic, in both our estate and in my personal garden. I now have indigenous flowers that had disappeared but are now back.
What was the best advice you ever received?
Always trust your first impression. It works very well for the people you meet, the decisions you have to make in the business and the wines which are served blind.
LIKES & DISLIKES

What instantly brings a smile to your face?
The laugh of a child. It’s impossible to resist.
What instantly makes you frown?
A corky wine, especially when it is a bottle that you have kept for a long time in your cellar.
Outside wine, what is your passion?
Cooking and growing roses. The last one came by chance when I discovered a rose bearing our name: “Zephirine Drouhin”. It’s a beautiful rose bush with no thorns. The flowers have an intense pink colour and a marvelous smell.
What is the last movie you saw?
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet" (with my children).
What “addiction” would you most like to give up?
Kettle Chips. I discovered Kettle Chips in Oregon. I love the salt and vinegar ones. We used to trade with the former owner of Kettle Chips a pallet of chips for a couple of cases of Domaine Drouhin Oregon wines. The pallet was shipped to France and we waited for it like the Messiah.
What are you craving right now?
I can’t wait to go mountain biking in Corsica, followed by a nice meal of local charcuterie and cheeses.
Are you superstitious?
Not at all.
Sunday: Brunch or Lunch?
Breakfast, aperitif, lunch and dinner. I am so French!
EVERY DAY
Who was the first person you spoke to today?
My dog! I’m the first one to wake up to get the house ready and my dog, a Parson Russell named Darling, always comes to me to say hello.
Early to rise, late to bed; burn the candle at both ends?
Not exactly an early bird, but early to bed.
How do you keep in shape?
Mountain biking. I live in a hilly area of Burgundy with so many trails. Only my dog follows me.
Diet or eat everything?
When I travel I like to try local dishes to get some inspiration and back home I try to cook them.
What are you reading now?
Camelot’s Court by Robert Dallek.

FAMILY
Wife/Husband/Lover?
Married for 16 years.
Children?
Three: Romane (15), Gabriel (14), Oscar (10). And a horse, a cat, a dog, a rabbit, a bird, a chicken, soon bees and under negotiation a sheep. I said no to a billy-goat, because it eats everything and I fear for my roses.
FAVOURITES

Favourite place to vacation?
Corsica, because you can enjoy both mountains and beaches and there is a distinctive smell of pines, fruits, herbs and flowers that you don’t find on the French Riviera.
Favourite hotel in the world?
I like to stay in boutique family hotels, because of their ambiance and the soul you find there.
Favourite restaurant locally?
Lameloise.
Favourite city to visit?
Venice for its history and uniqueness; New York for its energy.
Favourite airline?
It depends on the wine list!
Favourite wine/vintage from your winery?
Clos des Mouches blanc, because it has a unique personality and it was the first vineyards planted by Maurice Drouhin, and the Musigny for its grace, complexity and length. In Burgundy I love the 1959 vintage. I wish I could have been born in such a vintage.
Favourite wine/vintage, that is not yours?
Pol Roger vintage Chardonnay. I like its freshness, purity and complexity and also the people making this Champagne.
GREATEST
Achievement?
Raising three happy children.
Disappointment?
I wish I could have met Maurice Drouhin and hear all he went through during his life. And, also Nelson Mandela for his achievements.

LAST SUPPER
If you can choose your perfect last supper before leaving this world, what would it be, who would it be with and what would you drink with it?
I would ask my best friends and close family members to bring their best bottle that they would consider giving to their best friend. I would also ask to cook in the kitchen of a three star restaurant with the Chef and share the meal all together.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

New Wines in Stock: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, California, Italy

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Just Arrived and Ready to Ship

OUR LATEST ARRIVALS
We are always excited to see new stocks of great wines arrive at our store and warehouse, which happens every week. We work hard to find the best wines, in excellent condition, and here is my list of highlights from our most recent arrivals:

BENCHMARK BORDEAUX


RED BURGUNDY


WHITE BURGUNDY


ITALY


CALIFORNIA


 SEE ALL NEW ARRIVALS

Please contact Nick or myself for more information, to place an order or if you have specific wines that you are looking to buy: Nicholas.Jackson@Sothebys.com or Eli.Rodriguez@Sothebys.com, or call +1 212.894.1990.

Best wishes,

Eli Rodriguez
Sales Director

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Red Bordeaux Under $100: The Wine We Drink

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Value and Quality from the World’s Finest Wine Region

QUALITY AND VALUE
We all know that Bordeaux can scale the heights when it comes to the world’s most expensive wines, but it’s too often forgotten that red Bordeaux can offer some of the most delicious and best value wines anywhere. We have a broad range to choose from below $100, below $50 and below $30.

BELOW $30
These are the everyday wines that not only we at Sotheby’s Wine drink, but everyone else in the Sotheby’s Headquarters building here in New York City. These wines have fallen off restaurant wine lists in America, which is a great shame since they simply offer some of the best value in the wine world.

$30 — $50
This is a nice price to pay if you want the second wines of some of the great estates, along with a handful of lesser known but good value properties. If you don’t know it already, check out Corbin 2001 — serious St. Emilion from a lovely vintage, showing nice maturity now.

$50 — $100
At this level you can get very good, classic, savoury red Bordeaux with some bottle age. Below are a few solid options.

PESSAC-LÉOGNAN AND THE RIGHT BANK:

LEFT BANK:


SEE ALL RED BORDEAUX UNDER $100

For more advice please contact Eli or me: Eli.Rodriguez@Sothebys.com or Nicholas.Jackson@Sothebys.com or call our retail store at +1 212.894.1990.

Best wishes,

Nick-Signature

Nicholas Jackson
Wine Buyer

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