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Wine Auction 22


Many lots of Chambertin in our auction!

Chambertin is situated to the west of the Route des Grands Crus. This wine appellation neighbours Chambertin-Clos de Bèze in the North, Griotte-Chambertin and Charmes-Chambertin in the East, and the Latricières-Chambertin in the South. The other eight vineyards are separate AOCs, and they produce red wines.

Did you know?

Chambertin is mentioned in the 1951 film ''Love Nest'', which co-starred Marilyn Monroe in a supporting lead. The scene is shot in a nightclub restaurant where "elderly Casanova" Charley Patterson is once again trying to con money from one of the many widowed dowagers he regularly visits. Once they set their orders, the server asks the couple if they would care for champagne with their dish, Charley replies that "Champagne is for peasants". The waiter then suggests Chambertin and adds that Charley has "excellent taste."

Auction results

In our 22nd auction, we offered various bottles of Chambertin from different producers like, Armand Rousseau, Jean Louis Trapet, Philippe Charlopin Parizot,…
This magical vineyard is highly sought-after by our clients and prices for these wines are reaching the starts! 

CHAMBERTIN 1995 - Armand Rousseau - 1 Bottle 

Hammer price of 2850,00 Euro
Total of 14 bids

CHAMBERTIN 1984 - Armand Rousseau - 3 Bottles

Hammer price of 5600,00 Euro
Total of 11 bids

CHAMBERTIN 1996 - Armand Rousseau - 3 Bottles
Hammer price of 7400,00 Euro
Total of 17 bids.

Chateau Rayas

Château Rayas is a leading producer in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation of the Rhône Valley. It is one of the region's most prestigious estates, and its wines fetch some of the highest prices in southern France. 

Chateau Rayas is the pinnacle of Chateauneuf-du-pape, it stands alone for all to revere. Rayas is blessed with a unique micro-climate, due to a soil that is mostly sand and the large pine and oak trees found in their vineyards. The sandy terroir is naturally cool, because of the large amount of clay in the soils which also helps retain moisture, giving the terroir a lot of humidity, that aids in keeping temperature cool. 

Utilising these unique advantages has only been done by the Reynaud family, they began working the property in 1880. When all of these factors are blended together the world gets a wine that has been described as hauntingly beautiful in character. With a minuscule annual production coupled with such a unique micro-climate, it is no wonder Chateau Rayas 2005 is a great Investment Wine.

There are many unusual things about Rayas.

Firstly, the estate's red wine is made solely from Grenache, unlike most Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines that typically contain Syrah, Mourvèdre and a range of other varieties. Secondly, the 13 hectares (32 acres) of vineyards face north, and do not have any galets roulés, the rounded stones so closely associated with the appellation.
Thirdly, the estate's wines are matured in rare double-piéce 450-liter barrels.


Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, golden tears of wine

The story of the Mugnier vineyards is an interesting but rather complicated one...

The estate was originally founded by Frédéric Mugnier in 1863, including nearly 20 hectares of the best vineyards, spread all over Chambolle-Musigny and Nuits-Saints-Georges.
Frédéric was a liquor-maker from Dijon and produced aperitifs, absinthes, cassis, liqueurs and aromatised wine. He created a well established liquor business which was inherited by his son Ernest Mugnier. Only 13 years later, Ernest also passed away and left the estate to his 7 children in 1924. 

Most of the brothers and sisters died fairly young and the domain was split up even more.

It was Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, the sole remaining heir, who managed to purchase back most of the shares of the vineyard, except for 1. Most of the remaining shares were sold off to Drouhin.
In 1950, not being a fan of the “Dijon milieu”, Jacques-Frédéric sold off the Mugnier aperitif company and leased the vineyards to Faiveley, so he could pursue his other passions. It took 27 years for him to regain his interest for the vineyards and decided to take them back after many negotiations. 

The lease on the Chambolle-Musigny vineyard ended in 1978, in which Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier took over the reigns and started producing wine under his name with his first vintage dating back to 1980. 

Jacques continued to produce wine until his son, Frédéric Mugnier, took over in 1984. Throughout the following 20 years, all the leases came to an end, and Frédéric was able to gain control over all the Mugnier vineyards. 

Throughout 5 generations, the Mugnier family was able to elevate the vineyards to a world-class level. their Musigny is stated to be the third most sought-after wine from the region and is in the top 5 of Musigny produced wines, scored by critics such as Robert Parker themselves. 

Stated by Domaine Jacques-Fréderic Mugnier:

“Of all the vegetable kingdom, only the vine makes the true savour of the earth understandable to us.”

During our 23rd auction, our Mugnier lot with the highest bids was 2015 Chambolle Musigny Les Fuees, with an incredible 27 bids! 

Our most expensive lot, 2012 Musigny, sold for €8040,00. 

Comte Liger-Belaie

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Vosne Romanée

No other estate in Burgundy, or perhaps the world, has achieved such a great reputation in such a short amount of time!

Did you know?

The Liger-Belairs owned a dizzying collection of vineyards that included the monopolies of La omanée, La Tâche and La Grande Rue as well as the top parcels in Clos de Vougeot, Chambertin, Saint-Geroges, Malconsorts, Reignots and Vaucrains.

All of the holdings are in Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-St. Georges and Flagey-Échezeaux, covering a small but covetable corner of the Côte d’Or. The pearl of this, of course, is the undistinguished-looking monopoly of La Romanée, France’s smallest wine appellation and one that provides one of the world’s most brilliant examples of red wine.

Farming at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is biodynamic and the winemaking touch is light, if not absent. Liger-Belair bottles wines of considerable nuance, persistence and harmony. The hype around the domaine generates considerable interest, often amongst people who have never actually tasted the wine, but those who are lucky enough to try it are often flabbergasted by an uncommon union of subtlety and focus with unbridled, rippling succulence.

Comte Liger-Belair bottles are ones that get emptied!
They are precious, yes, and very expensive, but kaleidoscopically complex, dangerously appealing when young, though their ageing capacity is assured. 

Some auction numbers:

ECHEZEAUX 2010 - Comte Liger Belair - 2 Bottles

11 bids – hammer price : 3950,00 euro 

VOSNE ROMANEE AUX REIGNOTS 2005 - Comte Liger Belair - 2 Bottles

7 bids – hammer price: 3575,00 euro

VOSNE ROMANEE AUX REIGNOTS 2005 - Comte Liger Belair - 2 Bottles

5 bids – hammer price : 3575,00 euro

VOSNE ROMANEE AUX REIGNOTS 2005 - Comte Liger Belair - 2 Bottles

6 bids – hammer price : 3650,00 euro