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1985 Hospices de Beaune Mazis-Chambertin Cuvee Madeleine Collignon elevage Leroy

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

Minimum Bid is $6,315
Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

ITEM 9465645 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Amount Total
$6,315
1985 Hospices de Beaune Mazis-Chambertin Cuvee Madeleine Collignon elevage Leroy

RATINGS

100Robert M. Parker Jr.

91Wine Spectator

Sweet-tasting, ripe and extremely seductive. Full-bodied and complex in its earthy currant flavors, with wonderful balance. As delicious as it is, though, it's more showy than elegant; a brown sugar character keeps it from scoring higher.

PRODUCER

Hospices de Beaune

Every November the annual Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction takes place in the heart of Burgundy. The auction is one of the wine world’s most prestigious and historic events. For 157 years the auction – which is a charitable event benefitting a hospital built in the 15th century -- has served as a bellwether for growers, negociants and collectors to gauge the quality of new vintage. The fine Burgundies offered to the participants in the Hospices de Beaune auction are made in very limited quantities, and they represent the best of traditional Burgundian winemaking.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey Chambertin, Mazis-Chambertin

Mazis-Chambertin is a 22.4 acre Grand Cru vineyard near the village of Gevrey-Chambertin. The name Mazis is sometimes spelled with a “y” or without the final “s.” The soil is shallow and somewhat rocky, and the wine made from this vineyard is considered excellent. The legendary Lalou Bize of Maison Leroy is one of the smaller landholders with about .6 of an acre. There are some 30 proprietors with parcels in Mazis-Chambertin. The largest are Hospices de Beaune, with 4.38 acres; Bernard Dugat-Py, with 3.05 acres; and Joseph Faiveley, with 3 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.