Vintage & Modern Wines & Spirits

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Saturday 06 February 2016

Commencing at 11:08pm

Bedford Auction Centre


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 wooden case of 6 bottles Taylor's Wakefield St Andrews 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley Australia )

Sold for £100

A bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch Whisky in box, 43% 75cl

Sold for £100

A bottle of Krohn Porto Colheita 1958 port by Wiese & Krohn bottled in 1986 (ullage high fill)

Sold for £150

A case of 12 bottles of Quarles Harris 1977 Vintage Port with own wooden case (ullages in neck)

Sold for £490

7 bottles Vieux Telegraph ''la Crau'' (5x 2003,
2x 1998) Chateauneuf du Pape

Sold for £210

2 bottles of Malmsey 1952 Jubilee Selection Madeira wine by Leacock's (ullage in neck)

Sold for £200

A case of 12 bottles of 1970 Delaforce vintage port in own wooden case

Sold for £520

A case of 12 bottles of Chateau Raymond Lafon 2009 Sauternes sweet white wine with own wooden case

Sold for £220

2 bottles of Niepoort's 1968 Porto Colheita (aged in wood and bottled in 1983)

Sold for £270

A bottle of Croizet Bonaparte vintage 1906 Fine Champagne Cognac 70 proof

Sold for £420

A case of 6 bottles of M Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2000 La Bernardine Rhone

Sold for £100

A bottle of Grand Vin De Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe 1980 Pauillac (ullage top shoulder/base of neck)

Sold for £120

A bottle of Moet et Chandon Cuvee Dom Perignon Vintage 1985 Champagne

Sold for £160

15 bottles of Olivier Leflaive Houilleres 2004 Chassagne Montrachet grand vin de Bourgogne

Sold for £200

6 bottles Chateau Leoville Barton 2001 Cru Classe Saint Julien

Sold for £240

7 bottles of Dow's 1970 vintage port (ullage 6x top shoulder/in neck 1x mid shoulder)

Sold for £420

3 bottles Scholtz Hermanos Solera 1885 Malaga dessert wine 75cl each

Sold for £220

A bottle of Chateau d'Yquem Lur Saluces 1956 Sauternes dessert wine

Sold for £260

An old bottle of Chartreuse liqueur (label incomplete)

Sold for £430

A Dimple Royal Decanter by Haig in limited edition Pewter covering with box (circa 1970's) 75cl 43%

Sold for £160