Thursday, July 17, 2014

20 Years and Older - Mature Grange, Dominus, Gaja, Bonneau, DRC, Gruaud Larose, Margaux

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  VINTAGES READY TO DRINK TODAY — ‘70S, ‘80S AND ‘90S

Wines with Age

TIME IN A BOTTLE
Do you know: That it is estimated that up to 90% of all wine in the U.S. is consumed within 24 hours of purchase, and this appears to increasingly be the case across the globe. That leaves only a very narrow slice of the pie of the world’s wine production that ever sees its first birthday, let alone its 20th or beyond.

We receive many requests from our clients for wines from specific growers in older vintages, ready for drinking now. We focus our efforts on sourcing wines in impeccable condition, going back to the 1982 vintage. Of course there is an intrinsic level of quality that must exist for a wine to age for two decades and beyond and we use our extensive tasting experience so that we only offer wines that we know are still drinking very well today.

20+ YEAR OLD WINES TO DRINK TODAY
In stock now, we have a terrific range from around the world from 1994 to 1982, all ready to be poured and enjoyed today. These all can be seen listed below by category and wine in ascending vintage order.

As for favorites:

From the U.S. Mondavi Reserve Cabernet 1991 or Bryant Family 1994 are my picks; and Henri Bonneau’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Marie Beurrier 1989 or Chave Hermitage 1990 are truly unique Rhône benchmarks not to be missed.

Groffier Bonnes Mares 1988 out of magnum would be a marvelous drink for a dinner party for four; and, for Bordeaux, Gruaud Larose 1982 is an all-time favorite; 1988 La Lagune is an elegant, savory claret at perfect maturity while Margaux 1986, Haut Brion 1989 and Lynch Bages 1990 live up to their reputations and are nearly perfect every time.

For more information or advice on which wines to buy, please contact Nick or me: Nicholas.Jackson@Sothebys.com or Eli.Rodriguez@Sothebys.com or call our retail store at +1 212.894.1990.

Best wishes,

Eli Rodriguez
Sales Director

Australia
PENFOLDS BIN 95 GRANGE 1979 750ML $675.00

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PENFOLDS BIN 95 GRANGE 1980 750ML $695.00

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PENFOLDS BIN 95 GRANGE 1981 750ML $675.00

California
BRYANT FAMILY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1992 750ML $295.00

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BRYANT FAMILY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1993 750ML $445.00

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BRYANT FAMILY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1994 750ML $495.00

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DOMINUS 1985 750ML $175.00

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DOMINUS 1991 750ML $295.00

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DOMINUS 1992 750ML $235.00

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MONDAVI CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 1991 750ML $134.95

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RIDGE MONTE BELLO 1992 750ML $225.00

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STAG`S LEAP CASK 23 1994 750ML $195.00

Italy
GAJA: BARBARESCO 1983 750ML $174.95

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GAJA: SPERSS 1988 750ML $425.00

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GAJA: SORI TILDIN 1993 750ML $249.00

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SOLAIA 1988 750ML $245.00

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Rhone
BEAUCASTEL CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1994 750ML $114.95

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BONNEAU, H: CHATEAUNEUF CELESTINS 1986 750ML $529.00

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BONNEAU, H: CHATEAUNEUF M BEURRIER 1989 750ML $275.00

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CHAVE, JEAN LOUIS: HERMITAGE 1990 750ML $795.00

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Burgundy
CHEVILLON, R: NSG, LES BOUSSELOTS 1990 750ML $179.95

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D.R.C. LA TACHE 1990 750ML $6995.00

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GROFFIER, R: BONNES MARES 1988 750ML $409.00

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GROFFIER, R: BONNES MARES 1988 1.5L 1.5ML $895.00

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GROFFIER, R: BONNES MARES 1989 750ML $425.00

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ROUSSEAU, A: CHAMBERTIN 1993 750ML $2595.00

Bordeaux
BEAUSEJOUR DUFFAU LAGAROSSE 1990 750ML $745.00

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CHEVAL BLANC 1985 750ML $875.00

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CHEVAL BLANC 1990 750ML $1425.00

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COS D`ESTOURNEL 1986 750ML $335.00

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COS D`ESTOURNEL 1989 750ML $295.00

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COS D`ESTOURNEL 1990 1.5L 1.5ML $845.00

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DOISY DAENE 1990 750ML $89.95

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EVANGILE 1989 750ML $345.00

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EVANGILE 1990 750ML $395.00

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GAY 1989 750ML $124.95

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GRUAUD LAROSE 1982 750ML $595.00

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GRUAUD LAROSE 1988 750ML $195.00

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GRUAUD LAROSE 1989 750ML $210.00

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GRUAUD LAROSE 1989 1.5L 1.5L $445.00

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HAUT BRION 1989 750ML $1895.00

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HAUT BRION 1990 750ML $1125.00

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LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 750ML $1545.00

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LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1989 750ML $995.00

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LAGUNE 1988 750ML $139.95

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LAGRANGE (ST JULIEN) 1989 750ML $169.95

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LEOVILLE LAS CASES 1982 750ML $885.00

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LEOVILLE LAS CASES 1985 750ML $395.00

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LEOVILLE LAS CASES 1989 750ML $345.00

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LYNCH BAGES 1985 750ML $275.00

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LYNCH BAGES 1989 750ML $485.00

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LYNCH BAGES 1990 750ML $445.00

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MARGAUX 1986 750ML $875.00

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MEYNEY 1989 750ML $84.95

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MEYNEY 1990 750ML $86.95

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MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 750ML $1195.00

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MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1988 750ML $525.00

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MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1990 750ML $595.00

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MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1993 750ML $725.00

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MOUTON ROTHSCHILD (US LABEL) 1993 750ML $525.00

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MOUTON ROTHSCHILD (US LABEL) 1993 3L 3L $2195.00

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MISSION HAUT BRION 1994 750ML $295.00

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PALMER 1989 750ML $395.00

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PETRUS 1982 750ML $6995.00

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PETRUS 1985 750ML $2595.00

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TALBOT 1989 750ML $149.95

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TERTRE ROTEBOEUF 1989 750ML $275.00

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TERTRE ROTEBOEUF 1990 750ML $325.00

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TROTANOY 1989 750ML $245.00

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YQUEM 1986 750ML $595.00

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YQUEM 1989 750ML $749.00

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YQUEM 1990 750ML $649.00

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

F & D Clair: Sotheby’s House Burgundy

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Classic Burgundy at Affordable Prices

A FAMILY DOMAINE
Finding high quality Burgundy for around $30 is an increasingly difficult proposition, in these days of short harvests and high demand. Françoise and Denis Clair are the proprietors of a small domaine in Santenay, producing a range of excellent value red and white Burgundies. We are delighted to offer their wines as our ‘house’ red and white Burgundies.

THE WINES
Our house red Burgundy is the F & D Clair Santenay Beaurepaire 2011 ($32.95). Santenay is in the Côte de Beaune, home to the lighter reds of Burgundy. Beaurepaire is a Premier Cru vineyard, so you can expect a slightly more muscular style. Beaurepaire is generally light in colour, full of charming red fruit flavours and with a savoury edge. There is certainly no need to wait any longer to drink this — it is lovely today.

In white, F & D Clair have a number of vineyard holdings in St. Aubin, a beautiful village tucked away behind Meursault. Our pick is the St. Aubin Premier Cru Sur Le Sentier du Clou 2011 ($29.95), a vineyard which gives rich but fresh wines, full of vibrant fruit and a delicious lick of dry mineral. Drink now and for the next three years.


VIEW ALL F & D WINES

Our next delivery run to the Hamptons on our temperature controlled van will be on Thursday, July 17th. For more information or to schedule delivery 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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2001: A Classic Bordeaux Year

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An Overlooked and Underrated Vintage

WELL PRICED BORDEAUX TO DRINK TODAY
In our latest shipment from Bordeaux we received plenty of well priced, mature wines. Foremost among them are those from the 2001 vintage, a year which has for too long fallen under the shadow of the neighboring 2000.

But 2001 deserves far greater recognition than it earns: this is a classic year for Bordeaux, producing rich, structured wines which are showing beautifully today. In addition, the wines have always been attractively priced and remain so today.

CLASSIC ESTATES
All the best estates performed well in 2001, and that’s why when it comes to buying we stuck to those wines both that we love and our clients love to buy. Here are a selection of our best sellers:

SLEEPERS OF THE VINTAGE
Here are a handful of potentially lesser known wines but ones which we feel performed very well in 2001.

Our next delivery run to the Hamptons on our temperature controlled van will be on Thursday, July 17th. For more information or to schedule delivery 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
BORDEAUX 2001 > view full list
Gruaud Larose 2001 750ML $109.95

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Leoville Poyferre 2001 750ML $124.50

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Pichon Lalande 2001 750ML $239.00

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Pontet Canet 2001 750ML $144.95

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Mission Haut Brion 2001 750ML $345.00

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Palmer 2001 750ML $275.00

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Langoa Barton 2001 750ML $79.95

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Haut Brion 2001 750ML $595.00

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Leoville Barton 2001 750ML $124.95

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Lynch Bages 2001 750ML $209.00

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Montrose 2001 750ML $149.95

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Clos du Marquis 2001 750ML $74.95

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Grand Puy Lacoste 2001 750ML $114.95

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Lagrange (St Julien) 2001 750ML $84.95

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Haut Brion 2001  1.5L $1,145.00

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Haut Bailly 2001 750ML $124.95

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Conseillante 2001 750ML $169.00

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Corbin 2001 750ML $39.95

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Margaux 2001 750ML $525.00

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Rauzan Segla 2001 750ML $124.95

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Cos d`Estournel 2001  3L $895.00

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Petit Cheval 2001 750ML $249.00

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Mouton Rothschild 2001 750ML $569.00

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Evangile 2001 750ML $195.00

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Forts de Latour 2001 750ML $295.00

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Sassicaia & Tignanello 2011

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Two Great Super Tuscan Estates

GREAT WINES FROM AN OUTSTANDING VINTAGE
Ten years on from the great 2001 vintage in Tuscany, 2011 may in future be compared to that historic year: a wonderful growing season which has given rich, balanced, structured wines which already offer temptingly delicious fruit but have long lives ahead of them yet.

We have previously written about the wonderful Ornellaia 2011, but we have now also received fellow greats Sassicaia and Tignanello 2011.

SASSICAIA
Created by the Marchese Mario Incisa della Roccheta in the 1920s, the Tenuta San Guido estate has long been considered to produce some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines outside Bordeaux.

The gravelly soil is ideally suited to the variety, which in 2011 comprises 85% of the blend (the other 15% is Cabernet Franc). The wine sees 24 months in French oak barrels. The Sassicaia 2011 should prove a classic of the estate, and with a decade or more in the cellar will start to reveal its unique aromas and rich, structured mouthfeel ($219/bt, or $1314/6 bottle case).

The second wine of Sassicaia is Guidalberto, which offers a taste of Sassicaia’s greatness for an affordable price; the Guidalberto 2011 is $44.95/bt.

TIGNANELLO
The Antinori family’s Tignanello is another Super Tuscan wine, but with a different grape make up to Sassicaia. Tignanello has only 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 80% of the native Tuscan variety Sangiovese (think Chianti). Tignanello develops a little sooner than Sassicaia, but can show the same complexity and aromatic class.

The Tignanello 2011 is $109.95 ($659.70/six bottle case).


SEE ALL SUPER TUSCAN 2011s

Our next delivery run to the Hamptons on our temperature controlled van will be on Thursday, July 17th. For more information or to schedule delivery 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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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Château Bauduc: Our House Rosé

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  EXCEPTIONAL BORDEAUX ROSÉ

Value and Quality from Château Bauduc

INTRODUCING CHÂTEAU BAUDUC
Sotheby’s Wine is proud to present our house rosé for the season, imported exclusively into the New York market for us. From Bordeaux’s Entre Deux Mers region, this pale, Provençal style rosé from Château Bauduc is an exemplary summer wine: dry, crisp, with elegant red fruit flavours.

When we tasted this in Bordeaux in the spring, we were immediately struck by just how easy to drink the Bauduc rosé is: at only 11.5% alcohol with clean, light flavours, this is a joy. At $14.95 for a bottle ($179.40/case) or $29.95 for a magnum ($179.70/case) this represents outstanding value for the quality. It also goes extremely well with spicy food — Thai, Chinese or Indian.


BUY BAUDUC ROSE

CHÂTEAU BAUDUC: THE STORY
In 1999, Gavin Quinney followed his dream of making wine and purchased Château Bauduc, a 200-acre estate with 70 acres of vines. He moved his family from London to Bordeaux and has never looked back. He runs the property together with his wife, Angela, and a close knit team. For over ten years, their wines have been featured at Gordon Ramsay’s three star restaurant and at Rick Stein’s restaurants, so the English connection remains strong.

I first visited Gavin and Angela a couple of years after they moved to Bordeaux and have been tasting their wines with many mutual friends (all old Stoics) on every trip I make to England.

This year, we finally persuaded Gavin and Angela to start selling some of their whites and rosés to us, and we just received our very first shipment. We look forward to making them as familiar to our friends in the United States, as they are to my friends in England.

Our next delivery run to the Hamptons on our temperature controlled van will be on Thursday, July 17th. For more information or to schedule delivery please contact Eli, Nick or myself: Eli.Rodriguez@Sothebys.com, Nicholas.Jackson@Sothebys.com or Jamie.Ritchie@Sothebys.com, or call our retail store at +1 212.894.1990.

Best wishes,

Jamie Ritchie
President & CEO
Americas & Asia

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Domaine Leflaive: Celebrated White Burgundy

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Hitting the Heights of Chardonnay

A GREAT TRADITION
Domaine Leflaive is an historic producer in Puligny-Montrachet and has long been considered among the very finest of all white Burgundy producers. The domaine has enviable holdings both of excellent Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru sites and some outstanding Grand Crus. For many of us, some of the greatest white Burgundy experiences we have had are thanks to Leflaive.

WHAT TO BUY
For an affordable introduction, try one of two wines: the Macon Verzé ($41.95 for the 2011, $44.95 for the 2012) which comes from slightly further south in Burgundy, giving a rich but dry style; or the Bourgogne Blanc 2011 ($64.95) — always a great buy since the grapes for this ‘entry level’ wine come from sites in Burgundy’s best villages, including Puligny-Montrachet.

PULIGNY-MONTRACHET
The signature style of this village — a resinous minerality combined with excellent fruit expression — find full force in Leflaive’s wines. The Puligny-Montrachet 2011 ($109.95) is excellent now, but will continue to improve for the next few years.

Meanwhile, among the Premier Crus, Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillon 2011 ($149.95) is always a value pick, showing great finesse. A step up, though, comes in the form of the elegant Pucelles 2011 ($295) and the rich Combettes ($225 for the 2009, $229 for the 2010 and $235 for the 2011).

GRAND CRUS
For Leflaive at its finest, the Grand Crus are sumptuous: simply among the highest expressions of the Chardonnay grape. Batard-Montrachet tends to be powerful, full bodied and in need of a few years before it reveals its magisterial self ($525 for the 2010 and $545 for the 2011, magnums also available).

Chevalier Montrachet has impressive longevity — I have enjoyed stunning examples from the 1980s. It combines power with grace in a sublime manner. Try the Chevalier Montrachet 2010 ($645) — an excellent vintage for whites.

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 LEFLAIVE > view full list
Leflaive, Dom: Batard 2010 750ML $525.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Batard 2011 750ML $545.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Batard 2011  1.5L $1095.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Bienvenues Batard 2010 750ML $495.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Bienvenues Batard 2011 750ML $495.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Bourgogne Blanc 2011 750ML $64.95

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Leflaive, Dom: Chevalier Montrachet 2009 750ML $535.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Chevalier Montrachet 2010 750ML $645.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Chevalier Montrachet 2011 750ML $675.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Macon Verze 2011 750ML $41.95

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Leflaive, Dom: Macon Verze 2012 750ML $44.95

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Leflaive, Dom: Meurs Sous Dos 2008  1.5L $325.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Meursault Sous Dos 2006 750ML $154.95

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Leflaive, Dom: Meursault Sous Dos 2010 750ML $154.95

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Leflaive, Dom: Meursault Sous Dos 2011 750ML $159.95

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Leflaive, Dom: Puligny Clavoillon 2011 750ML $149.95

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Leflaive, Dom: Puligny Combettes 2009 750ML $225.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Puligny Combettes 2010 750ML $229.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Puligny Combettes 2011 750ML $235.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Puligny Folatieres 2010 750ML $224.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Puligny Folatieres 2011 750ML $229.00

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Leflaive, Dom: Puligny Montrachet 2010 750ML $109.95

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Leflaive, Dom: Puligny Montrachet 2011 750ML $109.95

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Leflaive, Dom: Puligny Pucelles 2011 750ML $295.00

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Latour 2005: 50 Case Offer

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PHOTO Invest in 600 bottles of Latour 2005 

THE OFFER
This a rare opportunity to acquire an instant collection of:

50 cases (600 bottles) of Château Latour 2005 

Price:
US$585,000 / HK$4,529,400 for 50 cases

Equivalent to:

  • US$975 / HK$7549 per bottle
  • US$11,700 / HK$90,588 per case

Available now, lying in Bordeaux.

This parcel has impeccable provenance and condition, having had only one owner since leaving the château and has never left perfect storage in Bordeaux.

THE WINE
Latour 2005 has all the hallmarks of a modern classic. 2005 was a warm summer and the growing season witnessed perfect conditions for steady ripening of the grapes. The result: rich, powerful wines with great depth of fruit and tannic structure. They are destined for long aging.

Latour in particular is probably the most long lived of the First Growths, and this vintage will easily drink well for half a century.

THE OPPORTUNITY
We are offering this parcel for the price of US$585,000 / HK$4,529,400. For this volume, this is an extremely competitive market price. While we consider it unlikely that one collector will want personally to consume fifty cases of Latour 2005 (although we encourage it!), this 50 case collection represents an outstanding investment opportunity.

Buying at this price is extremely likely to see an excellent return on investment in years to come, provided you can afford to wait for at least five to ten years. Although the wine is currently stored in Bordeaux at present, the price includes shipping to our warehouse in either New York or Hong Kong.

If you are interested in this parcel, please contact Jamie, Eli or myself: Jamie.Ritchie@Sothebys.com, 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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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil 2014: What are you Drinking?

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Wines for the World Cup

WORLD CUP DRINKING
As a long suffering English football (excuse me, soccer) fan, my attention, along with the rest of the world’s, will be on Brazil over the next few weeks. Will Spain triumph again? Or will the hosts live up to expectations? Which minnow of world soccer will surprise us all? And which giant of the game will be on the early plane home?

BRAZIL AND WINE?
Brazil and wine may not be the most obvious combination, but judging by our client database, Brazilians enjoy top wines as much as the rest of the world. In particular, I noticed that Bordeaux is very popular among our Brazilian clients. Recent best sellers include:

SOCCER AND WINE PAIRING
Just for fun, going forward we will recommend wines to pair with a forthcoming game featuring wine producing countries. To start the series off, one of the biggest games in the first round is on Friday: Spain-Netherlands.

What could be more appropriate than that great vinous icon of Spain, Vega Sicilia? Try the Vega Sicilia Unico 2000 ($445). Spain are defending world champions and like the Spanish team, this will be hard to beat. But anything’s possible in the World Cup, and if Spain lose, you might be more in the mood for Beronia Gran Reserva 2006 ($31.95) — classic Rioja guaranteed to cheer anyone up.

We’ll be showing all the games in the store, so come visit, grab a bottle and take in a game.

Best wishes,

Nick-Signature

Nicholas Jackson
Wine Buyer

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

La Mission Haut Brion: 10 Vintages

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Ten Vintages from La Mission

NEAR NEIGHBOURS
Such is the cachet of the First Growths in Bordeaux that near neighbours — both literally and in qualitative terms — are all too often overlooked by drinkers and collectors. While La Mission Haut Brion has many dedicated and loyal fans, we believe this is still the case, living in the shadow of its more famous brother.

Sitting on the other side of the road from Haut Brion itself in Pessac-Léognan, La Mission enjoys the same gravelly terroir and climatic conditions. Similar too is the grape blend, with equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. And since 1983, both estates are in the ownership of the Dillon family, overseen by the careful eye of Prince Robert de Luxembourg and the very talented Jean-Philippe Demas.

A DIFFERENCE IN TASTE
The wine itself may be the easiest place to differentiate La Mission from Haut Brion. La Mission tends to be bigger, fuller and more ‘masculine’, possibly more tannic and structured. With that structure guaranteeing long aging, the velvety softness of mature La Mission is all the more appealing. Combine that with a deep, complex nose of Havana cigars and peat, and you have a good idea of how profound this wine can be.

VINTAGES
The second wine, Chapelle, offers an affordable introduction to the house style. We are great fans of the Chapelle de la Mission 2010 — a rich and classic wine, which will begin to drink well within the next couple of years ($229 or $114.95/ half bottle).

For La Mission itself, the 1995 is exceptional, from that wonderful vintage ($385); the 2004 is well priced and a delicious treat to drink today ($295).

In more recent vintages, the 2005 is as good as you can expect from that historic vintage, and destined for a long life ($845) while the 2010 is among the best wines of that exceptional year ($1259).

HOVERTEXT

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

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Domaine Ott: Château de Selle Rosé 2013 - Now in Stock

Sotheby's Wine
  Quintessential Provençal Rosé

PHOTOOtt’s Most Sought-After Rosé

ROSÉ ROYALTY
Domaine Ott conjures up images of the brilliant aquamarine Mediterranean under shimmering sun, promising leisure, luxury, glamour, peace.

Whether on the Côte d’Azur or in Southampton; Nantucket or a Michigan shore, the sun, heat and water begs for rosé and none highlights the golden gleam of summer like the pale, cooling pink of Ott’s original and most revered Château de Selle Rosé.

We eagerly anticipate the arrival of the current vintage at this time every year. And the Ott 2013 has just arrived to us this morning — let the season begin and place your order today.

DOMAINES OTT CHÂTEAU DE SELLE 2013

  • $42.95/bottle; $239.70/six-pack
  • $124.95/magnum; $374.85/three-pack

Please note our temperature controlled van will be next making deliveries in the Hamptons on Thursday, June 5. For orders please contact me: Eli.Rodriguez@Sothebys.com or call the store: 212.894.1990.

Best wishes,

Nick

Eli Rodriguez
Sales Director

SOTHEBY’S WINE
1334 York Avenue @ 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021
T: +1 212 894 1990 
F: +1 212 606 7880
E: eli.rodriguez@sothebys.com
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Saturday 10am - 6pm
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