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Aussie Wine Guy Christmas Auction at Langton’s

ATTENTION wine enthusiasts and collectors!

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The Aussie Wine Guy cellar is up for auction.

Click on the home page to see the latest info.

This is a personally hand-picked selection of some of the most rare and sought after wine in Australia and abroad.   The bottles have been collected and stored under strict temperature controlled conditions for around 10 years.  The reserves on the bottles are quite low, so here’s a remarkable opportunity to pick up highly regarded and world-class quality wine at exceptional prices.

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The pictures on this page are of the actual bottles up for auction, which have been carefully stored (over time) in temperature controlled locations, such as Wine-Ark in Brisbane and in my 166-bottle wine fridge.  In some cases, the bottles were sourced directly from the cellar door and went straight into a controlled environment.

Page Last Updated 12/12/2018 at 11:00 PM

Live Now
Closes 16/12/2018 at 7pm

 

DOMAINE DES LAMBRAYS CLOS DES LAMBRAYS GRAND CRU, MOREY-ST-DENIS 2002PRICE REDUCTION

Have you ever enjoyed a bona-fide Burgundy Grand Cru?  This is the genuine article and is not often found especially aged and ready for consumption.
Don’t miss your chance to add this superb and well regarded label to your collection, just in time for Christmas.  Pinot doesn’t get better than this, period.

https://www.langtons.com.au/product/18151/1/2002/domaine-des-lambrays/clos-des-lambrays-grand-cru,-morey-st-denis?auction=3922&lot=925

Auction IV – Penfolds: Rewards of Patience
Live Now – Closes 16/12/2018 at 7 PM

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PENFOLDS ST. HENRI SHIRAZ, SOUTH AUSTRALIA 2003 (QTY 2)

 

A superb wine with a dedicated fan base.  Why pay retail and wait to enjoy this mainstay of the Penfolds lineup?

At these prices, you’re paying well under retail (as at 10/12 at 7pm).

https://www.langtons.com.au/product/10354/1/2003/penfolds/st-henri-shiraz,-south-australia

 

PENFOLDS BIN 95 GRANGE SHIRAZ, SOUTH AUSTRALIA 2006

Does Grange really need to be introduced?

Price point here is outstanding value (well under current Grange RRP as at 10/12 at 7pm) for a bottle which has been carefully temperature controlled since original purchase.

https://www.langtons.com.au/product/10315/1/2006/penfolds/bin-95-grange-shiraz,-south-australia?auction=3604&lot=1108

 

PENFOLDS BIN 95 GRANGE SHIRAZ, SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1999

Does Grange really need to be introduced?

Price point here is outstanding value(well under current Grange RRP as at 10/12 at 7pm)  for a bottle which has been carefully temperature controlled since original purchase.

Why not add the ‘98 Grange’s brother to your collection..

https://www.langtons.com.au/product/10315/1/1999/penfolds/bin-95-grange-shiraz,-south-australia?auction=3604&lot=1047

 

PENFOLDS BIN 95 GRANGE SHIRAZ, SOUTH AUSTRALIA 2004

Does Grange really need to be introduced?  This bottle is selling currently at an insane price.  If you want a late Christmas bargain, look no further (12/12 at 11pm).

Price point here is outstanding value(well under current Grange RRP as at 10/12 at 7pm)  for a bottle which has been carefully temperature controlled since original purchase.

https://www.langtons.com.au/product/10315/1/2004/penfolds/bin-95-grange-shiraz,-south-australia?auction=3604&lot=1091

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Historical

Auction I – CLASSIFICATION VII

Closed

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HENSCHKE Mount Edelstone

Shiraz, Eden Valley 2004

SOLD
JASPER HILL

Georgia’s Paddock Shiraz, Heathcote 2004

SOLD
ST HALLETT

Old Block Shiraz, Barossa 2004

SOLD
D’ARENBERG

WINES The Dead Arm Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2004

SOLD
WYNNS

COONAWARRA ESTATE Michael Shiraz, Coonawarra 2004

SOLD
CLONAKILLA

Shiraz Viognier, Canberra District 2012

SOLD
CLONAKILLA

Shiraz Viognier, Canberra District 2011 (currently $9 below reserve!)

SOLD

Auction II – Hot off the Press – $$$

Closed

All close 25th Nov 18 at 7 PM
BROKENWOOD WINES Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, Hunter Valley 2000
SOLD
CLONAKILLA Murrumbateman Syrah, Canberra District 2006 (QTY 2)
SOLD
CLONAKILLA Shiraz Viognier, Canberra District 2008 (QTY 4)
SOLD
HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz, Eden Valley 1996
Second Chance

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HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz, Eden Valley 2002
SOLD
TORBRECK RunRig Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2004

 

SOLD
DOMAINE DES LAMBRAYS Clos des Lambrays Grand cru, Morey-St-Denis 2002
Second Chance
CHATEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 2me cru classe, St-Julien 2003
SOLD
CHATEAU PONTET-CANET 5me cru classe, Pauillac 2005 (Half – Great Year)
SOLD
CHATEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 5me cru classe, Pauillac 2004
SOLD

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CHATEAU HAUT BRION 1er cru classe, Graves 2001
SOLD
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CHATEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1er cru classe, Pauillac 2006

SOLD
CHATEAU MARGAUX 1er cru classe, Margaux 2004 (Half)
SOLD

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CHATEAU PALMER 3me cru classe, Margaux 2004
SOLD

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CHATEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE LALANDE 2me cru classe, Pauillac 2004
SOLD
CHATEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE LALANDE 2me cru classe, Pauillac 2009
Second Chance
CHATEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2me cru classe, Pauillac 2011
SOLD

A lunch at Aubergine – 2012 Jean Foillard Morgon Beaujolais

Today Aussie Wine Guy and colleagues had the opportunity to dine at the well regarded Aubergine restaurant in the heart of Griffith, in the heart of Canberra.

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As everyone’s orders were slightly different, we needed a wine which would compliment a fairly diverse range of textures and flavours.  AWG’s initial temptation was to order a bottle of either new world or old world Pinot Noir, however the house sommelier had a much more inspired suggestion: Beaujolais.

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Beaujolais had acquired a bit of a nasty reputation in more recent decades, mainly as “cheap plonk”, and perhaps had been all but written off until recent vintages.  Then, unexpectedly, came a new wave of quality releases – and the basis for the recommendation today.

The specific label recommended – a 2012 Jean Foillard Morgon “Côte du Py” – is a remarkable wine made organically (never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides) and with such attention to detail that only the healthiest grapes make the vintage.  It paired brilliantly with our selections. 

Aubergine is a first rate establishment, with impeccable service.  It is rated amongst the top restaurants in town and for good reason.  The food, presentation and atmosphere harken to an era when dining out was not just an occasion to eat, but to be experienced!  At this, Aubergine certainly delivers. 

Rather than describe each dish, AWG prefer to let the pictures do the talking.

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Shiro kin wagyu rump cap, celtuce, marinated leeks, oyster vinaigrette

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Bangalow sweet pork neck, parsley root, braised endive, muntries

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Chocolate and praline delicé, vanilla cream, lemon curd

The three course affair was most pleasing to the tastebuds, each dish was expertly crafted to provide a gourmet contrast to the wine.    Speaking of.. if you have written off beaujolais.. now’s a good time to take another look.

This wine had a most agreeable body, the bouquet was a powerful and tempting array of flavours (currants and a hint of cloves) which was well met by a suple and smooth textured finish – a fine array of complimentary flavours, from berries to spices and complete with well structured tannins which seem to hold up to scrutiny one might reserve for a highly praised Bordeaux!

Indeed it’s an interesting time for Beaujolais, AWG wouldn’t be surprised if the wine wasn’t overdue for a resurgence in what is an increasingly competitive market.  Keep an eye on this region.

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