Summer Wines and Fall Auctions

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Sipping summer wines and looking towards an abundant fall

When the weather heats up fine wine lovers often find themselves looking askance at big brooding Cabernets and Barolos and seek out the gentler pleasures of lighter whites, cru Beaujolais, and often these days, rosé, to quench their thirst. Regional Italian whites like Greco di Tufo, Bandols and Tavel from Provence, Morgons and Chenin Blanc from Beaujolais and the Loire provide exceptional drinks (and value), to match grilled summer fare.

While most of these wines are not intended for, or even suitable for long term cellaring (and would rarely appear at auction), the price quality ratio has never been closer and the abundance of summer wines never better.

This summer the Fine Wine department has been busy cultivating our cellar tans and preparing for the fall season with two major auctions planned for September and November. We are thrilled to tell you that the season is shaping up to be a blockbuster, with several important collections and estates slated for sale.

In particular, we are very excited about a major estate collection we will be offering in September that is a Bordeaux lovers dream. Multiple lots of Lafite, Latour, Mouton, Margaux, Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Le Pin and Pétrus from great vintages of the 80’s and 90’s are only part of the offering. They are joined by an array of second, third and fourth growths as well as verticals and large format bottlings of Dominus, Ornellaia, Sassicaia and Tignanello. The cellar is capped by Imperiales of 1990 Château Margaux and 1982 Château Pétrus as well as jeroboams of 1995 Château Margaux and 1981 Château Ausone. It may well be the most prestigious cellar we have yet to offer. All the wines have been purchased from highly reputable sources and impeccably stored.

To help celebrate this magnificent cellar as well as our other excellent consignments, please save the date for Thursday, September 14 for a Magnum Tasting to kick off the season at Waddington’s. This will be a ticketed event with attendance strictly limited. Details will be posted in August including a full list of the wines to be poured.

In the meantime, enjoy the warm temperatures, the sunshine, and of course, your favourite summer wines!

Stephen Ranger
Joann Maplesden
Franklin Marcano

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