Vintage & Modern Wines & Spirits

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Saturday 04 November 2017

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


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

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.

The November Sale will be held in the Gallery at our New Premises in Wallis Way.
We are pleased to have consigned to this sale the following from a number of private collections, house clearances, deceased estates and others.
As has become the norm, we start with a good selection of excellent whisky and spirits. We found another bottle of The Macallan 1972 18 year old and a Talisker 1964, some Rare Malts Brora 1982, Bladnock 1977 & Hillside 1970, 2 bottles of a private bottling of Oban 1989, a Craggenmore 1984, a Linlithgow 1975, a Singleton 1975, Balvenie Founders Reserve, various discontinued Glenmorangie, older Highland Park, Glenlivets, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ardbeg Almost there, Dimple ceramic decanters, old bottlings of King George IV, Consulate, Glen Grants and Teachers. There is a collection of 16 Premiers 15yr old bottles each depicting a conservative Prime Minister from Sir Robert Walpole to John Major plus a collection of Bell’s Celebration Decanters. Mixed with a number of old bottlings of Cointreau, Benedictine, Calvert Gin, Vat 69, Old Monk Rum and more. From France, there is Martell, Maxine Trijol & Janneau XO Cognacs, old Armagnacs and Aperitifs and some Aquavits from further north.
The Ports include a number of Vintages from Warre’s 1980 & 1998, Offley 1960, Dow’s 2001, Noval & Royal 1982 and further Niepoort LBV and others. Followed by a range of older and more modern Liqueurs, Aperitifs, Sherry, Vermouth and some rare celebration ales and stout. As etiquette dictates, this is followed by a mixed lot of Cigars and Cigarillos.
For those with Celebrations to come, we have a number of fine bottles of vintage and non-vintage Champagnes by Krug, Louis Roederer Cristal, Bollinger, Pol Roget, Dom Perignon, Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades and others including an old bottle of Victor Clicquot.
There is lots of choice in the wine selection covering classic French and Italian plus the rest of the world with plenty of Reds, Whites, Rose and for the Drivers some low & non alcoholic wines. From top Grand Vin de Chateau Latour, Chateau Cheval Blanc, Leoville Barton, Beychevelle, Lynch Bages, Grand Puy Lacoste, Rauzan Segla, Haut Bailly and others, Barolos, Amerone, Chateau Musar and many more to those that you will recognise from the supermarket.
We look for to seeing you at the viewing and Sale.

Entries for our next sale are invited.
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  – 3rd February 2018 – Entries Now Invited

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