Hidden away in the heart of the Lafayette Gourmet is a magical place for wine aficionados: the Bordeauxthèque. As its name implies, the Bordeauxthèque brings together up to 1 500 wine references exclusively from the Bordeaux region in its rotunda shaped home! Heaven on Earth for Jules, wine enthusiast and weekend enologist!
The complex is organised in a logical geographic way: the journey on the outskirts of the rotunda begins in Saint Estèphe, before heading to Pauillac, Saint Julien and Margaux. Then, a change of bank and we are in Pomerol, Saint-Emilio, Pessac Leognan before coming back to square one.
The insides of the rotunda are where the true treasures lie. In a chapel-shaped area, under soft lighting is where the biggest names can be found: Cheval-Blanc, Mouton Rothschild, Petrus, Haut-Brion…Jules trembles with pleasure while admiring a 1961 Margaux, gazes at 24 vintage Sauternes dating between 1899 and 2006 and is speechless before a 1945 Mouton worth 20 000€.
To conclude, the Bordeauxthèque is much more than just a cellar; it is a means to showcase all the Bordeaux related wines, securely kept away by a team of sommelier, each of which are as talkative as museum guides! Unknown quality wines and the cream of the crops of French wine, Jules is still searching for the ones that are missing from his collection…
Open Monday to Saturday from 09:30 am to 8pm, except Thursday until 9pm.
Bordeauxthèque / Lafayette Gourmet
48, boulevard Haussmann
T. : +33.(0)188.8.131.52.25.