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Sep272011

Keith's Burgundy Hotline: 3 Amazing Burgundy Horizontals at Auction

By: Keith Wollenberg | Directeur Commercial Bourgogne

Contact: keithwollenberg@klwines.com

 

Hello Burgundy Fans,

Live on our auctions right now, we have three meticulously put together horizontal tastings which I thought might be of particular interest to Burgundy lovers.

They all came from the temperature controlled cellar of a top collector in Colorado ski country and are in excellent condition. The most interesting thing about them is their breadth. 

In a single shot you can assemble a truly impressive horizontal tasting, from one of three top vintages – 1988, 1990 or 1999.  Have a look at these three lots:

 

1999 Volnay "Clos des Chênes" 16-bottle Horizontal Tasting Set 

 

Bid on this amazing Horizontal Tasting Set featuring 16 different expressions of the 1999 Volnay "Clos des Chênes" vineyard. Sixteen producers from a great vineyard in a great vintage. The vintage, 1999, is a Pinot Noir lover's dream. Ripe, plush wines with great fruit and charming character and a great potential to age. The vineyard, Clos des Chênes, is regarded as one of the best in Volnay. Composed of limestone soil on a southeast facing slope rising to 300m in the south of the Volnay appellation. Don't pass this up. 

This lot contains the following items:

1999 Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chenes" (qty: 1)
1999 Chateau de Meursault Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chênes" (qty: 1)
1999 Domaine Antonin Guyon Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chenes" (qty: 1)
1999 Domaine René Monnier Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chênes" (qty: 1)
1999 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chênes" (qty: 1)
1999 Dominique Laurent Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chenes" Vieilles Vignes (qty: 1)
1999 Fontaine-Gagnard Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chênes" (qty: 1)
1999 François Buffet Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chenes" (qty: 1)
1999 H. Delagrange Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chenes" (qty: 1)
1999 Jean-Marc Bouley Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chenes" (qty: 1)
1999 Jean-Michel Gaunoux Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chênes" (qty: 1)
1999 Latour-Giraud Volnay 1er Cru "Clos Des Chenes" Cuvée Sélectionnée (qty: 1)
1999 Maison Joseph Drouhin Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chênes" (qty: 1)
1999 Maison Nicolas Potel Volnay 1er Cru "Clos de Chenes" (qty: 1)
1999 Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chenes" (qty: 1)
1999 Vincent Girardin Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chenes" (qty: 1) 

1988 Nuits St Georges "Boudots" and "Damodes" 16-bottle Horizontal Tasting Set 

Bid on this amazing Horizontal Tasting Set featuring 16 different expressions of the 1988 "Les Boudots" and "Les Damodes" vineyards of Nuits St Georges. The 7.61-hectare “Les Boudots” lies in the northern part of the Nuits-St-Georges, along the northern border with Vosne-Romanée, near Aux Malconsorts. Allen Meadows describes Les Boudots as “the most gifted Premier Cru in Nuits.” Les Damodes is a Premier Cru vineyard on the Vosne Romanee side of Nuits St Georges. With limestone rich soils and a 20% slope, the wines typically show greater elegance than most Nuits. 

This lot contains the following items:

1988 Domaine George Noellat Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru "Les Boudots" (qty: 1)
1988 Domaine J.J. Confuron Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru "Les Boudots" (qty: 1)
1988 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les Boudots" (qty: 1)
1988 Domaine Jean Tardy Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru "Les Boudots" (qty: 1)
1988 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru "Les Boudots" (qty: 1)
1988 Domaine
Leroy Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les Boudots" (qty: 1)
1988 Domaine Machard de Gramont Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Damodes" (qty: 1)
1988 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Boudots" (qty: 1)
1988 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les Boudots" (qty: 1)
1988 Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Damodes" (qty: 1)
1988 Gerard Mugneret Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Boudots" (qty: 1)
1988 Haegelen-Jayer Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Damodes" (qty: 1)
1988 Jaffelin Nuits St Georges 1er Cru "Damodes" (qty: 1)
1988 Jayer-Gilles Nuits St Georges 1er Cru "Damodes" (qty: 1)
1988 Louis Jadot Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Boudots" (qty: 1)

 

1990 Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru 16-bottle Horizontal Tasting Set 

 

Bid on this amazing Horizontal Tasting Set featuring 16 different expressions of 1990 Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru vineyards. There are twenty two premier cru vineyards in Savigny-lès-Beaune and this lot contains bottles from multiple producers in six of those vineyards. An interesting set from any vintage, these wines all come from the stellar 1990 vintage, considered by Clive Coates as "a vintage where village wines taste like premiers crus and premiers crus like grand crus." 

This lot contains the following items:
1990 Albert Morot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Vergelesses - La Bataillère" (qty: 1)
1990 Bruno Clair Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "La Dominode" (qty: 1)
1990 Domaine Girard-Vollot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Peuillets" (qty: 1)
1990 Domaine Jean-Marc Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "La Dominode" (qty: 1)
1990 Domaine Jean-Marc Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Narbantons" (qty: 1)
1990 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Jarrons" (qty: 1)
1990 Dubreuil-Fontaine Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Vergelesses" (qty: 1)
1990 Leroy Savigny-lès-Beaune "Les Narbantons" (qty: 1)
1990 Louis Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "La Dominode" (qty: 1)
1990 Maurice Ecard Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Jarrons" (qty: 1)
1990 Maurice Ecard Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Narbantons" (qty: 1)
1990 Maurice Ecard Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Peuillets" (qty: 1)
1990 Michel Ecard Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Peuillets" (qty: 1)
1990 Mongeard Mugneret Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Narbantons" (qty: 1)
1990 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Aux Vergelesses" (qty: 1)
1990 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Marconnets" (qty: 1)

The source is great, they have been held since release under temperature controlled conditions, and this is a fun opportunity.

Happy Bidding!

-Keith

 

Mr. Keith WOLLENBERG

Directeur Commercial Bourgogne

K&L Wine Merchants

+1-650-556-2724 Direct Line

Keithw@klwines.com

KLWwines.com

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in vino veritas !!!!
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