From the incredible cellars of Doudet-Naudin we are delighted to offer the final 9 bottles of the 1934 Hospices de Beaune Beaune Clos de Avaux.
This wine has resided undisturbed in the cold, damp cellars for almost 80 years. It survived World War II, when the cellars were walled upnbsp;to prevent the most prized bottles being stolen by the occupying German forces.
It was not until 1955 that the wall was broken open to reveal the treasures. You can see some photos of the operation here.
Our offer of the 1929 Clos Vougeot earlier in the week was a complete sellout. If you would like to taste an impeccably cellared very old bottle of Burgundy do not miss this one - there are very few bottles of this age left in the world.
Beaune Clos des Avaux Hospices de Beaune 1934
Normal Price $825.00
Pre Arrival Price $699.00
1934 is one of the great vintages of the decade. The conditions were perfect and a fine and good sized crop was picked which resulted in wines that have aged extremely well.
Prior to the French Revolution the vineyard belonged to the Hospice de la Charite. It later became part of the Hospices de Beaune's properties.
Today, the vines in Clos des Avaux are old - because much of it was replanted at the end or World War II. But, of course, the grapes used for the 1934 are from a different era. They too were very old, part of the reason the vineyard was replanted a decade later as yields were low.
I have no tasting note for this wine. The domaine considers it one of their prized possession partly because the wines was expensive having been purchased at the Hospices auction and also because of the quality of the wine. I think I am very fortunate to be able to purchase the last 9 bottles that the domaine holds.
These bottles have come straight from the domaine's cellars where they are cleaned, checked, recorked and labeled before shipping.
This is a Rare opportunity to drink history. And the price is quite reasonable for an impeccably cellared wine of this era.
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