Vintage & Modern Wines & Spirits

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Saturday 02 July 2016

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 1st July 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 Summer Auction sale of Wines and Spirits has come around already.
Whilst not a large number of lots, we have some rare bottlings once again especially older Whisky. In particular we have some 1960’s Glenfiddich, Johnnie Walker Red Label and a Red Hackle. From about the 1980’s we have a Strathspey, more Glenfiddich, Bell’s, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Chivas Royal Salute and an 18yr old. We have some limited edition promotional bottles and display stands from Arthur Bell Distillers unused from 1988 including Blair Athol, Dufftown, Inchgower, Bell’s Connoisseur and Bells Very Rare 21yr old. As well as some more modern Whisky and Rum we have a variety of novelties, minitaures and other finds.
Again we are lucky to have some vintage ports by Warres and a range of Champagne including vintage Dom Perignons, Louis Roederer Cristal, Mumm and others, 2 cases of Piper Heidsieck Rose Sauvage half bottles (ideal for picnics or mini celebrations?). We have some more Icewine sweet Dessert Wine from China and a few older fine wines to peruse including a Chateau Latour “Les Fort de Latour” 1981 Pauillac, a smaller range this time but boosted by a quantity of French table wine by the case.
See the catalogue online now.

We are now accepting entries for our Next Sale in November.    
Enquiries to

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  – 2nd July 2016 – Entries Now Invited
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