HOT on January 1

WHO: Thomas Bassot
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: France, Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits, Griotes-Chambertin
WHEN: 1964
SIZE: 750 ml
RESERVE: $250
MINIMUM BID INCREMENT: $25

Decanter rates 1964 in Burgundy as a “good old-fashioned year of wines with notable concentration.” Wine Spectator described 1964 as “a vintage of note.” Griotes-Chambertin is one of the smallest Grand Cru appellations in Chambertin, making up a mere 6.5 acres.  Wines of Griote-Chambertin are iconic Pinot Noirs, powerful, complex and intense. This well-aged jewel from a good year offers the Burgundy lover a rare opportunity to reach back in time for a a bottle and vintage of rarity and distinction.

This is a First Growth wine from a classic vintage, and just in time for the holidays.

Please submit your bid in the comment section, below. If the reserve is met, the auction will be won once a bid goes unanswered for a full calendar day.

The winning bidder will be asked to make their payment directly to the Hillel Foundation at Indiana University, “Find Lauren Fund.” The Hillel Foundation at Indiana University is a 501(c)(3) charity with a dedicated fund. Palate Press: The online wine magazine will not collect any proceeds as part of this auction. The buyer will also pick up the wine at, or pay shipping from, Zachy’s in New York City.

For more about the auction please go to Wine for Lauren. For further information about the search for Lauren Spierer, please visit http://www.findlauren.com.