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The James Halliday Collection: 50 Favourites

The James Halliday Collection 50 Favourites

On the face of it, picking just 50 favourite bottles from a catalogue of over 5000 Australian and international wines sounds like a near impossible task. James Halliday, however, isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. As his personal cellar goes under the hammer at Langton’s, James has personally selected those bottles of which he is most fond, and which you can bid on today.  Browse and bid on the James Halliday auction catalogue. 

There are rarities and elite names among them, certainly, but there are also wines that, for other reasons entirely, have sparked James’ vinous passion. Be it pedigree, sentimentality, sheer drinkability, or simply pure vinous nostalgia, they are all personal favourites of the inimitable man himself.

Presenting, in no particular order, James Halliday’s 50 favourite bottles from The James Halliday Collection. 

Bordeaux
Château Gruaud-Larose 2me cru classé, St-Julien 1958
Château Lafite Rothschild 1er cru classé, Pauillac 1948
Château Léoville-Las Cases 2me cru classe, St-Julien 1949
Château Montrose 2me cru classe, St-Estephe 1954

Rhône & Champagne
Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut, Champagne 1982
Domaine Auguste Clape, Cornas 1982
J.L. Chave Hermitage 1980
Jacques Selosse Grand Cru Origine Blanc de Blancs, Champagne NV
Salon Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs, Champagne 1982

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James Halliday: Bordeaux

Bordeaux wines: featuring Chateau Latour, Lafite-Rothschild & Palmer

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James Halliday: Rhone & Champagne

Rhone & Champagne wines: featuring J.L Chave, Salon & Jacques Selosse ...

Burgundy & International Riesling
Deinhard & Co. Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling-Beerenauslese, Rheingau 1976
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Grand Cru Cuvee Vieilles Vignes , Musigny 1996
Domaine Dujac, Clos de la Roche 1983
Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Wachenheimer Gerümpel Riesling-Auslese, Pfalz 1971
Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling-Eiswein, Bernkastel 1998
Domaine François Raveneau Clos Grand Cru, Chablis 2000
Olivier Leflaive, Corton-Charlemagne 2002
Trimbach Cuvée Frédéric Emile Riesling, Ribeauville 1985

International Treasures
Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir, Santa Ynez Valley 1989
Blandy Brothers Solera Verdelho, Madeira 1880
Marc Bredif Demi-Sec, Vouvray 1966
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port, Oporto 1963
Vega Sicilia Unico, Ribera del Duero 1975

 

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James Halliday: Burgundy & Riesling

Burgundy & Riesling wines: featuring Domane Comte Georges de Vogue ...

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James Halliday: International

International wines: featuring George Spies, Blandy Bros & Vega Sicilia

New Zealand & Tasmania
Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged Methode Traditionelle, Tasmania 1999
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, Martinborough 1996
Freycinet Vineyard Pinot Noir, Eastern Tasmania 1995
Stonyridge Vineyard Cabernets, Waiheke Island 1996
Te Mata Estate Coleraine Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc, Hawkes Bay 1989
Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay, Tasmania 2016

New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory
Brokenwood Wines Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, Hunter Valley 1984
Clonakilla Murrumbateman Syrah, Canberra District 2006
Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon, Hunter Valley 1986
Rothbury Estate Individual Paddock Semillon, Hunter Valley 1977

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James Halliday: New Zealand & Tas

NZ & Tas wines: featuring Te Mata Estate, Domaine A, Ata Rangi

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James Halliday: NSW & ACT

NSW & ACT wines: featuring Brokenwood, Clonakilla & Tyrrell's

Western Australia
Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 1985
Moss Wood Pinot Noir, Margaret River 1984
Cullen Wines Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River 2002
Xanadu Stevens Road Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2011
Moss Wood Reserve Cabernet, Margaret River 1980

South Australia
Grosset Polish Hill Riesling, Clare Valley 2002
Hardy’s Eileen Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale 1971
Seppelt Para Liqueur, South Australia 1981
Wendouree Shiraz, Clare Valley 1996
Leo Buring Leonay Riesling, Eden Valley 1995
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 1965
Penfolds Bin 90A Cabernet Shiraz, Coonawarra-Barossa Valley 1990

Victoria
Bannockburn Vineyards Pinot Noir, Geelong 1989
Bass Phillip Wines Reserve Pinot Noir, South Gippsland 2010
Campbells Wines Merchant Prince Rare Muscat, Rutherglen NV
Seppelt Great Western Show Sparkling Shiraz, Grampians 1986
Tahbilk Wines Special Claret 1860 Vines, Victoria 1986
Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No.1 Cabernets, Yarra Valley 1984

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James Halliday: WA

WA wines: featuring Moss Wood, Leeuwin Estate & Xanadu

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NOW CLOSED: James Halliday: SA

South Australian wines: featuring Penfolds, Henschke & Jim Barry...

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James Halliday: Victoria

Victorian wines: featuring Bass Phillip Wines, All Saints, Seppelt...

Access the personal wine museum of Australia’s most trusted voice on wine, and own a piece of Australian wine history.

Further Reading

Who is James Halliday?

Who is
James Halliday?

James Halliday is Australia’s undisputed ‘Mr Wine’. Nobody else comes close...

Q&A: James Halliday on Bordeaux & More

Q&A: James Halliday on Bordeaux & More

The man himself reveals insights into the wines you will find in these launch auctions...

FAQ: Bidding on the James Halliday Collection

FAQ: Bidding on the James Halliday Collection

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