Vintage & Modern Wines & Spirits

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Saturday 04 February 2017

Commencing at 10:30am

Newnham Street Saleroom


Friday 3rd February 8.30am until 8.00pm
Morning of sale from 8.30am

The Winter sale on the 4th of February is now catalogued and online. We are pleased to offer more than one Collection of Whisky as well as a range of other wines, Ports and a number of Collections of Miniatures again featuring numerous old bottlings of whisky and a wide variety of other drinks.

We will interest the Whisky collectors with a number of hard to find & increasingly rare & out of stock older bottlings including some Macallan 18yr olds, Bowmore 22yr old, Glenlivet 30yr old, Glenmorangie 18yr old, 15yr old, 100 proof & Millennium malts, Balvenie 21yr old, Bruichladdich 20yr old, Glenfiddich 18yr old and 15yr old Third Millennium, Jameson 18yr old, Singleton 1978, Highland Nectar, Cutty 12 and many more too – please see catalogue online with images.

There are cognacs too including a Camus Napoleon in a ceramic book shaped decanter celebrating the Emperor’s Bi-centenary in 1969. Other spirits are included too with Rums, Vodka, Gin, Liqueurs, Tequila, etc.
This time we have entered more miniatures than ever including a lot of single malt Whisky as well as everything else you could think of. We also have entries of Wade Whisky Bells, ice bucket and Beer pump handles.

This time the entries of Port are less numerous than the last sale but still includes some good vintages and a range of old Tawny and late bottled vintages to tempt those who missed out last time. We also have a Mechanical Decanting Cradle to assist extracting every last drop!

We only have a few Champagnes, Prosecco and Sweet wines but we do have some more great French claret. The Stars should be the Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 and 2003 Pauillac. Supporting roles to Chateau D’Angludet, Chateau Hortevie, Chateau Cantemerle and others.
This time we have a good range of Italian wines including Campo Marina Luccarelli Primitivo Di Manduria, Aldegheri Bardolino Prunea & Valpolicella, Orvieto Classico Secco by Cantine San Marco, Farnese Casale Vecchio Pecorino Terre Di Chieti, Cantina Terre Del Barolo Barbara D’Alba & Pipoli Vigneti Del Vulture.

Not forgetting the range of modern red & white wines with the last of the Bonpas 2013 Cote Du Rhone.

All to be sold by auction on Saturday 4th February.
If you can’t make it, you can leave commission bids via our website if you are registered.

A growing regular and popular sale, we have previously had instructions to sell remaining stocks following closure of businesses, restaurants, public houses, catering companies and many entries from private cellars, deceased estates and due to relocation. We invite entries of vintage and classic wines and spirits as well as more everyday drinks and we are happy to give free sales value advice. We can often do this from an emailed photograph or you can bring down to us.

For larger consignments please contact the auctioneer
Chris Armstrong

We can accept entries at any of our Auction Centres or valuation days. Entries can be accepted via courier or post by prior arrangement and we have a collection service for larger consignments.

Condition Reports
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the website

Illustrated catalogues are available for all Antique and Specialist sales. (£5.00 by post). These sales can also be viewed on–line 10 days prior to the auction.

Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.

Mailing & Postage
All mailing is handled by Mail Boxes Etc.
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
T: 01234 305 544

Future sale dates include:
Bedford  – 6th May 2017 – Entries Now Invited
Bedford  – 5th August 2017
Bedford  – 4th November 2017

Recent Highlights

Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.

Wines & Spirits

6 bottles of Chateau Beychevelle Grand Vin 1998 Saint Julien (ullages into neck)

Sold for £320

A bottle of Ace of Spades Brut Rose Champagne by Armand De Brignac with box 75cl

Sold for £190

A Rare Malts Selection Hillside Distillery 25 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Distilled 1970, Bottle No 3864 with box, Cask Strength 60.1% 70cl

Sold for £410

A Rare private bottling of Oban 24 year old Single Barrel Malt Scotch Whisky, Distilled 23rd March 1989, bottled July 2013, Bottle No 213 of 258 with wooden box 47.8% 70cl. The Vendor has included a letter explaining the story behind this bottle. In short, Oban have only done 2 private bottlings, this one and one Presented to Princess Anne by the RLNI to commemorate the launching of the Oban Lifeboat. Diageo now own the distillery which is regarded as 1 of the 6 Classic Malts and it is thought that this will not be repeated

Sold for £310

2 bottles of Chateau Haut Brion 1994 Cru Classe Des Graves Pessac Leognan

Sold for £340

A bottle of The MACALLAN over 25 years old Anniversary Malt Single Highland Scotch Whisky with own wooden box, Distilled 1972 Bottled 1998 43% 70cl

Sold for £1800

A bottle of The Glenlivet Cellar Collection 30yr old American Oak Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky bottled in 2001 Sample Code 2LGF901 with wooden presentation box 70cl 48%

Sold for £420

A bottle of The Macallan 18yr old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky distilled in 1978 and bottled in 1996 70cl 43%

Sold for £1100

2 bottles of Chateau Palmer 1988 Margaux Medoc (ullages into neck/top shoulder)

Sold for £180

A Rare bottle of Cockburn's vintage port 1927(?) no original label but a later cellar label tied to neck (ullage top shoulder) (from the estate of a Gentleman formerly in the drinks trade). Most agree this was the best vintage of the 20th Century.

Sold for £350

A bottle of Chateau Cheval Blanc 1982 St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe 75cl (ullage top shoulder)

Sold for £420

A bottle of The MACALLAN 18 year old Single Highland Malt Whisky distilled in in 1972 with box 43% 75cl

Sold for £1800

A Rare Malts Selection Brora Distillery 20 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled 1982, Bottle No. 1247 with box, Cask Strength 58.1% 70cl

Sold for £680

A bottle of Talisker 1964 Isle of Skye Pure Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, distilled 1964, bonded & bottled by Gordon & Macphail 100 proof 26
2/3 fl oz

Sold for £1600

A Magnum of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1987 Pauillac 12% 150cl (ullage into neck)

Sold for £480

Two bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2003 Pauillac 75cl, another highly rated vintage.

Sold for £660

A bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 Pauillac Premier Cru Classe from a First Growth and in a gold decorated bottle 75cl

Sold for £800

A bottle of The Macallan 18yr old Gran Reserva Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky distilled in 1980 and bottled in 1999 70cl 40%

Sold for £1300

A bottle of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Extra Dry 1966 blanc de blancs champagne with box

Sold for £310

A bottle of Sandeman 1934 vintage port bottled in 1936 with wax seal (ullage into neck)

Sold for £290