The 1996 vintage of Burgundy was a superb one especially in the Cote de Nuit, which saw a rare combination of high levels of both ripeness and acidity in its Pinot Noir resulting in wines of excellent concentration and exquisite balance with tremendous ageing potential. We have gained access to an incomparable collection of wines which has been carefully curated for decades by one of our trusted private clients. Today we would like to be begin by highlighting just a small selection of their 1996 Burgundy, all purchased as direct allocations upon release and carefully cellared in a temperature controlled bonded warehouse since delivery.
 
This parcel contains some of the most sought after gems in all of Burgundy, but we would be remiss not to highlight one case in particular with the 1996 Claude Dugat Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru. This rare find received an unheard of 98-100 points from The Wine Advocate, who enthused, “It would take a writer of Shakespeare’s eloquence to do justice to this wine. It has a deep ruby/purple color and spiritual aromas of raspberry and cherry jam, violets, perfume, and Asian spices. Its aromatic purity, definition, and depth were so captivating that I feared the palate could not match up. Wrong! An explosion of satin-laced fruit greeted my tongue. Layer upon layer of perfectly ripened, sweet and jammy cherries, candied violets, roses, and blueberries provided a levitating experience.” Available for £13,000 for 12 bottles IB, this may very well be the last original case in existence. With top producers such as Grivot, Ponsot, Roumier and Cathiard (to name only a few) this is truly a list of unicorn wines that you may never have the opportunity to secure again.
 
All wines are available today at the best price in the market and in most cases represent the only opportunity to purchase them in their original cases and in pristine condition. Available for delivery in early 2021.
 

WineVintageFormatPrice IBScore
A.F. Gros Echezeaux Grand Cru199612×75£2,350N/A
B Clavelier Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Combe d’Orveaux VV199612×75£1,290N/A
B Clavelier Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux199612×75£975N/A
Claude Dugat Gevrey Chambertin199612×75£2,15091 (VN)
Claude Dugat Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint Jacques19966×75£1,87593 (VN)
Claude Dugat Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru19966×75£13,00098-100 (WA)
Henri Gouges Nuit Saint Georges199612×75£800N/A
Henri Gouges Nuit Saint Georges 1er Cru  Les Pruliers 199612×75£1,40089+ (VN)
Henri Gouges Nuit Saint Georges 1er Cru Porrets199612×75£1,200N/A
Jean Grivot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru199612×75£2,22589-92 (WA)
Marquis d’Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans199612×75£1,45091 (BH)
Marquis d’Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds199612×75£1,45091-93 (WA)
Michel Gros Chambolle Musigny 199612×75£975N/A
Michel Gros Clos Vougeot Grand Cru199612×75£1,750N/A
Michel Gros Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Clos des Reas199612×75£1,850N/A
Perrot Minot Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru La Combe d’Orveaux199612×75£1,850N/A
Ponsot Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes199612×75£2,30087-89 (WA)
Ponsot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru199612×75£2,80091 (BH)
Ponsot Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Cuvee des Alouettes199612×75£2,80086 (WA)
Roumier Chambolle Musigny 199612×75£4,80089 (BH)
Sylvain Cathiard Nuit Saint George 1er Cru Aux Murgers199612×75£2,875N/A