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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 1996
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Cote de Nuits
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red
  • GG243
  • GG243
Lot 199

1996 Domaine Arnoux Lachaux Vosne Romanee Les Chaumes Premier Cru - 1 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$550 - CAD$800

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CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 1996 Domaine Arnoux Lachaux Vosne Romanee Les Chaumes Premier Cru - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $550 - $800 with a reserve of $420. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11417.

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A Toronto based consignor and storage client at Iron Gate who began collecting wine in 2007. Purchased through the LCBO, SAQ, and on trips to Europe, the bottles have all been meticulously cellared in temperature and humidity-controlled environments.
The wine in this lot has following tasting note from Robert Parke -Offering up notes of baking chocolate, dark berries and flowers, the 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes is medium to full-bodied, ample and expansive, framed by firm, chewy tannins that will need some time in bottle to resolve. It's one of the more rustic wines in the cellar this year. Thoughtful, intelligent and increasingly self-assured, Charles Lachaux seems to gain in authority each time I taste with him. We are exact contemporaries, so I look forward to following his evolution over many years to come, but what he has achieved in so short a time is already impressive. In the cuverie, wines that were once heavily extracted and lavishly oaked are now gently macerated, with significant percentages of whole clusters, and matured in mostly used barrels. In the vineyard, where Lachaux is frequently to be found—and as someone who drives along the Côte d'Or hundreds of times a year, I can attest to that first hand—the evolution has been just as dramatic. The vines canopies are now rolled, emulating the practice of Domaine Leroy, and a new parcel in Aux Reignots has been planted at a density of fully 20,000 vines per hectare. The guiding principle, if I have understood it correctly, is to achieve a concentration in the vineyard to permit the most gentle of extraction in the cuverie, the goal being, wines with mature, satiny tannins and ineffable natural harmony. Every vintage seems to bring Lachaux one step closer to realizing his objective, to paraphrase the words of his leading inspiration, Lalou Bize-Leroy, he might legitimately be content, albeit never satisfied, with the results of all his efforts. This is an immensely promising domaine, with one of the brightest futures ahead of any in Burgundy, and readers should start paying attention.