Vintage & Modern Wines & Spirits

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Saturday 06 February 2016

Commencing at 11:08pm

Newnham Street Saleroom


Friday 5th February 8.30am until 8.00pm
Morning of sale from 8.30am

These quarterly sales include fine wine, port, rare whisky, other spirits and collectable beers.

Our Winter sale on the 6th of February includes the following to help keep out the cold.

We have a large entry once again for this auction. In the Whisky and Spirits section we have some older and some modern both for collecting and consuming. We have a Suntory Royal Whisky from Japan, Haig Gold label, Dimple, Caermory 21 yr old, Jura, Glenfiddich, Chivas Royal Salute, Jack Daniels, Bells, Famous Grouse Teachers and many others.

We continue to attract fine cognacs including Martell & Remy Martin XO, Hine Antique Tres Vieille in ltd edition Carafe Cristal and bottles of Hennessy & Dupeyron. This time we also have the remaining contents of a shop including larger & smaller bottles of spirits, gins, Sambuca, Tequila, Rums, Pimms, Southern Comfort etc.

This is followed by Ports & Dessert wines. We have some good vintages again with a case of Delaforce 1970, Taylors 1970, Dows 1963 & 1970. Also found in a cellar were some 1955 ports with no labels and in another some 1952 and 1906 Madeira wines. Keeping up the range we have sweet wines from Sauternes, Setubal Superior 1966 from Portugal and Cavendish fortified wine from 1949.

Also included are some Bass Kings ale 1902 and various bottles of Bass Princes ale from 1929 and other celebration ales.

Both vintage and younger champagnes are offered including some vintage Dom Perignon 1996, Moet Dry Imperial 1976, Taittinger 1970 as well as younger bottles from Bollinger, Taittinger, Pop, Pol Roger, Lanson and others.

For appreciating at dinner or in front of a nice warm fire, we have a particularly large entry of wines again with many by the case including many French classics, Italian, Spanish, German, American, South African, Australian and others. We have a range of younger and older wines from vin de table to top clarets and Burgundy for you to browse. To tempt you in we have plenty from some well rated years like some Chateau Leoville Barton and Talbot 2001, various Saint Emilion/Saint Julien/Margaux/Pomerol/Chateauneuf du Pape wines and other Bordeaux & Rhone reds, white Burgundy, Chablis & Rhone’s, Chianti, Rioja and many more. We have some older bottlings here too including 1972 Chateau Lafitte Rothschild Pauillac but the majority of lots are younger cases  from a number of private cellars and house clearances. We also have a large consignment of red and white 2011 wines salvaged following accident damage including Montgravet, Chasseur and Le Bel Ange.

Not to forget the Eurocave wine store, a decanting cradle and other collectables and miniatures.

Previous sales have included the remaining stocks following closure of businesses, restaurants, public houses, catering companies etc. We also receive 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 February 2016
Bedford  – 7th May 2016 – Entries Now Invited
Bedford  – 2nd July 2016
Bedford  – 5th November 2016

Recent Highlights

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

Wines & Spirits

A quantity of cigars, 1 box of 25 Partagas Panetelas from Cuba (sealed), a box of 10 Royal Jamaica coronas & a part box of 12 Josel Piedra Habana, Cuban Coronas Cortas

Sold for £220

An old bottle of Nikka Gold & Gold Samuri Edition Whisky from Tokyo Japan circa 1970, no size nor strength stated (estimated 43% 75cl)

Sold for £310

A bottle of The MACALLAN 18 year old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled in 1970, bottled in 1988, 43% 75cl

Sold for £1,700

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

An old bottle of Governor General Jamaica Rum by W&A Gilbey, By Appointment to the Late King George V, Circa late 1930's. 30 under proof when bottled, 1/6 gallon approx. (Note the cork is uncovered but appears unopened)

Sold for £520

A bottle of The MACALLAN 18 year old Single Highland alt Scotch Whisky, Distilled in 1978, bottled in 1996, 43% 70cl.

Sold for £1,400

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