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July Sale 2024

Barolo Acclivi, Comm. G.B. Burlotto 2019 BT 1,800 1,650 GBP/cs | Péby Faugères 2000 BT 1,500 1,350 GBP/cs | 

Welcome to our July Sale.

As usual the wines are divided into two categories: firstly those of perfect appearance which are simply reduced because we need to make room for new purchases.  There are some huge reductions here, with some wines offered at half price, but you’ll need to be quick to grab those at the biggest discounts. Secondly there are those which have minor imperfections to packaging or labels, neither of which affect the quality of the wine and where you can find some spectacular bargains.

There are over 1,200 wines on offer – most discounted by at least 10%, and some by considerably more. Apart from selecting wines from our own stocks, we have been able to purchase some really keenly-priced parcels of Bordeaux recently and many interesting wines from our customer reserves that we are selling on a commission basis. 

Do check back regularly as we will continue to scour our stocks throughout the month and make additions to the sale.

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SELECTED SALE HIGHLIGHTS

RED BORDEAUX

Montlandrie 2017 - Reduced from £160 to £144 per 12. This is a gorgeous right bank Bordeaux from the late, great Denis Durantou of L’Eglise Clinet. It is drinking beautifully now and at £12 per bottle this is a fantastic bargain. Recently rated a whopping 94 points by Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW who writes that it is “achingly plush with seamless freshness supporting the bright fruit, finishing long and earthy”. Highly recommended for current drinking and over the next 5 years.

Labégorce 2019 - Reduced from £240 to £216 per 12. The great thing about the 2019 vintage is that quality is outstanding right across Bordeaux at all price points. Tasting blind at the annual Southwold Tasting Group event, Neal Martin described this under-the-radar Margaux as being “very fine” and awarded it 93 points. Now at only £18 per bottle this is a great deal - grand vin quality at a second wine price. 

Léoville Barton 2021 - Reduced from £650 to £565 per 12. 2021 is a very pleasant, forward vintage in Bordeaux that suffered massively from being sandwiched in between four great vintages. Disastrously, the Bordelais priced it higher on release than the outstanding 2019 vintage and now the market is pushing back with some big price cuts as the Bordeaux trade cut their losses and mark down their 2021 stocks.  One wine that clearly doesn’t need a discount is Léoville Barton but, nevertheless, this great second growth is now offered at an extremely low £565 per dozen. Reviews from the critics are unanimously excellent with scores in the mid 90s.

Léoville Lascases 2001 “Ex Château release 2021” - Reduced from £2,250 to £2,025 per 12. It is remarkable to be able to purchase this mature Lascases that is nearly a quarter of a century old at the same price as some immature vintages. The stock was released by the château at 20 years old in 2021 and this is a wine of near first growth quality. Rated between 94 and 96 by the leading critics. “Excellent” says Neal Martin.   

Haut Marbuzet 2010 Non OWC - Reduced from £540 to £390 per 12. This Saint Estèphe was bought by us from the bins of a historic City of London Institution and re-packed into new cartons. A huge £150 discount for those who don’t mind missing out on wooden cases.

Rauzan Ségla 1994 Non OWC - Reduced from £820 to £670 per 12. The first vintage of Rauzan Ségla under Chanel ownership. These bottles were removed by us from the bins in the cellar of one of Britain’s most famous and iconic buildings (that unfortunately we cannot name here). Re-packed into new cartons with another £150 discount.

Lafite 1982 - Reduced from £36,000 to £15,000 per 24 halves – an incredible £21,000 discount! The legendary Lafite 1982 sells at £36,000 per case when in mint condition, but these halves are reduced because their original case was damp-damaged beyond repair, the labels are very badly damp-stained, some capsules are damaged and levels are around top shoulder. Photo available on request. 

DRY WHITE BORDEAUX

Monbousquet Blanc 2020 - Reduced from £420 to £360 per 12. Now offered at the world’s lowest price for any vintage of this wine. “The 2020 Monbousquet Blanc was whole-bunch-pressed and matured in 38% new oak. The bouquet has a pleasing edginess that might have been missing in a couple of recent vintages; more of the terroir seeps through, touches of crushed gravel intermingling with white flowers. The well-balanced palate delivers orange peel, lemon zest and just a touch of grilled hazelnut, and fine depth and plenty of energy on the finish. This white Saint-Émilion comes recommended” says Neal Martin.

SWEET BORDEAUX

Carmes de Rieussec 2019 - Reduced from £200 to £129 per 12. This has to be the wine trade’s greatest sweet white wine bargain! Recently shipped by us from a Bordeaux negociant who was clearing out stock at a considerable loss, here is an opportunity to buy the great Château Rieussec’s second label at just over a tenner a bottle (halves also available).

L’Extravagant de Doisy Daene 2009 - Reduced from £3,300 to £1,650 per 24 halves. One of our biggest discounts is on this rare Sauternes that has a 98-point rating from both Neal Martin and Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Only 7 barrels were produced and it was only bottled in halves. Sold at £3,300 per 24 halves when released en primeur 14 years ago, now £1,650. Packed in individual wooden cases.  

RED BURGUNDY

Clos de la Roche, Coquard Loison-Fleurot 2018 - Reduced from £1,750 to £1,525 per 12. A Farr favourite, "CLF" has an enviable holding of top grand cru vineyards and the Clos de la Roche is one of their very best sites, made from vines planted as far back as 1933. 94/97 from Jasper Morris MW.

Nuits St Georges Les St Georges, Jadot 2019 - Reduced from £720 to £650 per 12. 92/94 from both Allen Meadows and William Kelley, this premier cru from Jadot is a star of their portfolio in 2019. Meadows says it is "one to strongly consider" and Kelley believes it "will show well straight out of the gates."

Ruchottes Chambertin, Georges Mugneret 1994 - Reduced from £10,500 to £5,700 per 12. The ultra-rare Ruchottes from Georges Mugneret is discounted by over 45% as it has been repacked and has some damp affected and damaged labels, despite high fills. Photo available on request.

WHITE BURGUNDY

Chablis Bougros, Fevre 2019 - Reduced from £650 to £575 per 12. Grand Cru Chablis for less than £50 a bottle in bond. Fevre's top cuvées are invariably good value for money and drink well in their relative youth. This 2019 has 93+ from William Kelley and 92/95 from Jasper Morris MW.

Meursault Perrières, Roche de Bellene 2017 - Reduced from £880 to £750 per 12. This is a premier cru Meursault made by Nicolas Potel in a great vintage, now 15% off.

Saint Aubin Remilly, Lamy 2015 - Reduced from £1,300 to £1,150 per 12. Hubert Lamy has produced some of Burgundy's most exciting and drinkable whites in recent years, with his haute densité bottlings fetching eye-watering prices. This premier cru Saint Aubin is now less than £100 a bottle and has 93 points from William Kelley, who calls it "excellent" and "classic Lamy".

THE RHONE VALLEY

Côte Rôtie Les Schistes, Clusel-Roch 2018 - Reduced from £334 to £295 per 12. A sub £300 per dozen Côte Rôtie is a rare thing indeed and this one is from a top producer with a 93 point rating in Vinous “Smoothly blends power and delicacy and finishes long and spicy, with discreet tannins adding framework and gentle grip. Drink 2024 – 2032.”

Côte Rôtie Les Terrasses, Jean-Luc Jamet 2018 - Reduced from £620 to £558 per 12. The great Domaine Jamet was split in two when the brothers – Jean-Luc and Jean-Paul – had a massive falling-out around a dozen years ago. Jean Paul’s 2018 sells at £1,500 per dozen but Jean-Luc’s is now offered at only £558 per dozen. It has a great review from the leading Rhône critic Jeb Dunnock (and a 94 point rating) :- “I loved the 2018 Côte Rôtie Terrasses, which is slightly more supple and elegant than both the 2017 and 2019. Offering darker red, almost blue fruits as well as peppery game, violets, and crushed stone-like minerality, it's medium to full-bodied, has the vintage's pure, balanced, harmonious style, supple tannins, and a great finish. It doesn't have the structure or mid-palate density of the 2019, but is a gorgeously complex, nuanced Côte Rôtie that needs another 3-5 years of bottle age and will evolve gracefully.”

Côte Rôtie La Landonne, Jean-Paul Jamet 2018  - Reduced from £6,000 to £5,400 per 12. This is as rare as it gets in the Rhône. The first ever vintage of Domaine Jamet’s miniscule-production La Landonne. 10% off as the 6 bottle carton has been opened and now only contains 5 bottles.

CHAMPAGNE

Larmandier-Bernier Les Chemins d'Avize 2015 - Reduced from £1,250 to £950 per 12. This Extra Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs has a "concentrated profile and bright acids", says William Kelley in his 94+ point review. Antonio Galloni gives it 95 points and calls it "terrific". A grower we love here at Farr Vintners, this cuvée delivers in the glass and is now £300 off per 12.

Laurent Perrier Cuvee Alexandra Rose 2012 - Reduced from £3,000 to £2,550 per 12. Now 15% off, this superb, mineral rosé from Laurent Perrier is just the 10th release of a wine first made in 1982. 96 points from Anne Krebiehl MW in Decanter, who says this is "a most gastronomic, yet elegant Champagne made for ageing."

Pol Roger 2015 Magnums - Reduced from £750 to £675 per 6. Magnums are unquestionably the best format for Champagne, and this brilliant vintage wine from Pol Roger is 10% off in large format, making it considerably cheaper than bottles of both the 2016 and 2018.

VINTAGE PORT

Graham 1994 Non OWC - Reduced from £800 to £700 per 12. A classic 30 year old Vintage Port in pristine condition with a 96-point Wine Advocate rating. These bottles were removed by us from the bins in the cellar of one of Britain’s most famous and iconic buildings (that unfortunately we cannot name here). Re-packed into new cartons with a £100 discount, but, perfect levels and labels.

SPAIN

Valtuille Cepas Centenarias, Castro Ventosa 2020 - Reduced from £488 to £425 per 12. Raul Perez's family winery has recently been taken over by his nephew Cesar Marquez, who is the shining light at the cutting edge of Bierzo's winemaking. Always favouring freshness and drinkability, this wine has 97 points from Luis Gutierrez in the Wine Advocate.

Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, CVNE 2015 - Reduced from £430 to £380 per 12. Those seeking something more traditional should look no further than CVNE's Imperial Gran Reserva. Bringing the power and complexity sinonymous with the region with a moder succulence and silk, this 97-point Rioja is even better value now it is £50 off per 12.

ITALY

Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco 2019 - Reduced from £306 to £260 per 12. Produttori's Barbaresco is one of the most reliably delicious wines in Piedmont. 2019 is a fabulous vintage and now with 15% off, you will be hard pressed to find a better Nebbiolo at this price point.

Barolo Castiglione, Vietti 2018 - Reduced from £360 to £320 per 12. The Vietti family have produced wines with drinkability and personality for decades. The Castiglione always offers terrific value for money, with the 2018 a 94-point wine in the Wine Advocate.

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