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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 1998
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Cote de Nuits
  • Flagey-Echezeaux
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red
  • DRC
  • FF1540
  • FF1540
Lot 12

1998 DRC Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru - 1 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$4,500 - CAD$6,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000

This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 1998 DRC Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $4500 - $6500 with a reserve of $3250. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11460.


Please note the following bottle conditions in this lot Burgundy In Neck on 1998 DRC Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

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This consignor hails from South Africa originally. When he was young his parents decided to buy a vineyard and in 1979 they produced the first Bordeaux blend in South Africa, and that is when he started his collection. Through his father’s connections he was able to source his South African wines directly from producers and everything else from importers. He bought the DRC wines from Great Domaines when they brought Aubert de Villaine of DRC to South Africa in 2016. He and his wife had an underground cellar in SA and then moved everything to Canada with them, in a reefer, in 2020. Wines were stored in a temperature and humidity-controlled environment prior to auction.

The wine in this lot has a score of 92 from Allen Meadows and the following tasting note -Very deep ruby color with complex but reluctant aromas of spice, blackberry, hint of oak and cassis. Despite the reputation of the vintage, this is quite supple but clearly has more underlying material than the Ech. Very classy and stylish as this is elegant rather than powerful.