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Auction Update | Record breaking Romanée Conti 1945 & Macallan 1926

November 20th 2018

The-Macallan-1926

The greatest and rarest wines in the world have always been expensive and commanded eye watering sums at auction, or with wine merchants globally. Since 2010 the record for a bottle of wine was held by an 1869 Chateau Lafite, which sold in Hong Kong for $233,000. However, new boundaries were created recently when a single bottle of 1945 La Romanée Conti sold at a Sotheby’s New York auction for $558,000.

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Tasting Burgundy 2017 | Week Two | Comte Armand, Tollot-Beaut & Bonneau du Martray

November 15th 2018

Nathalie Tollot of Domaine Tollot-Beaut

Last night we had a delicious dinner at Le Bistro des Cocottes, I am feeling rotund, but managed to get out early this morning for a little jog around the périphérique, yes, miracles do happen! It is 8:54 and I have just arrived at Comte Armand where our tasting is hosted by Paul Zinetti in his very stylish tasting/entertaining room.

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Tasting Burgundy 2017 | Week Two | Simon Bize, de Courcel, Thomas Bouley, Chandon de Brailles & Hubert Lamy

November 12th 2018

chisa-bize

What is quite surprising is that it takes 12 hours from Hampshire to my supper in Beaune, via the Eurostar.  I think a flight from Heathrow next time is back on the agenda! Monday morning, the start of our second week of tasting, the sun is shining, the day is incredibly mild and I am ready for our first flight of  2017s at Domaine Simon Bize in Savigny, hosted by Chisa Bize. 22 ha of vines so a fairly big domaine, split 30% white and 70% red. Similar quantities to the 2014 vintage.

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