Vintage & Modern Wines & Spirits

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Saturday 02 November 2019

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 1st November 9.00am until 8.00pm
Morning of sale from 8.30am

Auction Collection & Clearance Service Available

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

Winter Auction Sale of Vintage & Modern Wines & Spirits

Our Winter Sale in now catalogued and online.

We are pleased to offer a lot of quality winter drinking as well as Collectables in this sale.

We start with Whisky and Spirits. There are a number of rarities and older bottlings for the collectors from a few different Whisky collections as well as some to drink. We have Ceramic decanters, limited Editions, older and younger bottlings and also many fine XO and other Cognacs, Armagnacs, Calvados, Gin and exotic spirits, over 100 lots this time.

As the weather cools, so the thoughts change to savouring an evening glass of Port (or two) and we have a great selection of Vintage and other fine Ports to choose from with lots from single bottles up to wooden cases of 12! We have examples from Vintages in 1920, 1934, 1948, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972,  1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1999 & 2001, over 50 lots and dessert wines too. The Oldest Vintage in the Sale however goes to a bottle of Christopher’s Bual 1878 Madeira! Aptly there is a fine decanting cradle in the sale to help with the sediment.

In this Sale, from a deceased estate, we have a collection of Cigars with 4 humidors, accessories and well over 700 assorted cigars including Cuban and mostly larger sizes with some dating back to 1990.

The Champagnes are not so numerous but we still have some vintage Dom Perignon & Moet. However there is a wide range of other liqueurs and cocktail drinks to distract you.

We have our best range of top quality Clarets to date this time from a number of cellars with fine examples from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Latour, Cheval Blanc, Talbot, Palmer, Clarke, Smith Haut Lafitte, Lagrange, Angludet and more. From further afield there are a number of wines from Tuscany, Rioja, and Australian Penfold’s Grange and many more for you to browse at different price brackets down to more everday wines from house clearances etc.

There are some collections of Miniatures and Ales including a Bass Prince of Wales 1929 Brew and a Queen’s Ale from 1962 for the brave or the collector.

See you at the Sale!

Next Sale February 8th 2020. Entries Invited


Rare bottle of The Clan Denny North of Scotland Distillery Vintage 1973 Single Grain Single Cask 38 year old Scotch Whisky with carton from Barrel HH9078 52% 70cl Est £200 – £300

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.


An Adorini Venezia Deluxe lift top Cigar Humidor with key, Akar digital display and contents of approx 80 various cigars Est £300 – £500

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Mailing & Postage
The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.

For smaller items and international shipping we recommend Mailboxes Etc:
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
Tel: 01234 305544

Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.

For larger items, please contact the auctioneers on 01234 266366 and they can recommend local delivery drivers or national couriers.

Recent Highlights

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

Wines & Spirits

An old box of 24 Esplendidos Cohiba Habanos en Cuba (opened)

Sold for £750

2 bottles, 1x Kweichow Moutai Flying Fairy 2004 in ceramic bottle 53% 50cl with box and shot glasses & 1x Miguel Torres Imperial Brandy with box 70cl 40%

Sold for £320

A bottle of Bimber Distillery Single Malt London Whisky Limited Edition bottling for Pinnacle with carton, Cask No 151 No 182 of 275 Bottled on Oct 2020 70cl 50.8%

Sold for £160

An old bottle of Chartreuse Fabriquee A La Gde by L Garnier circa 1960's 96 proof No size stated, est 75cl, (ullage mid shoulder) Note seal over cork incomplete

Sold for £660

6 bottles of Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint Julien (2x 1998 & 4x 1997) with wooden case

Sold for £420

6 bottles of Domaine de Chavalier Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves, (1x 1993, 1x 1990, 1x 1989, 1x 1988, 1x 1986 & 1x 1982)

Sold for £270

A bottle of J Hennessy Paradis Cognac with box circa 1990s 40% 70cl

Sold for £560

A half case of 6 bottles of Chateau Meyney 1990 Cru Bourgeois Saint Estephe with own wooden case

Sold for £270

5 bottles of Rolf Binder 2010 Hanisch Barossa Valley Shiraz Australia

Sold for £240

5 bottles of Chateau Mouton Baron Philippe 1966 Pauillac (ullages 2x upper mid shoulder, 3x top mid shoulder)

Sold for £180

A bottle of The MACALLAN 12 year old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky matured in Sherry wood, old style circa 1980s/1990's 1 litre 43%

Sold for £400

A bottle of Graham's 1952 Single Harvest Tawny Port to commemorate The Queens Diamond Jubilee with box, by Berry Bros & Rudd

Sold for £200

A bottle of J&F Martell XO Supreme Cognac with box old style bottle 1 litre 40%

Sold for £150

6 bottles of Chateau Lynch Bages Grand Vin Pauillac (2x 2001, 1x 1999 & 3x 1998)

Sold for £440

8 bottles of Chateau L'Arrosee 1998 Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Sold for £320

A case of 12 bottles of Chateau La Grave Trigant de Boisset 1990 Pomerol with own wooden case

Sold for £580

6 bottles of Chateau Carbonnieux 1984 Grand Cru Classe Graves Leognan with wooden box

Sold for £300

A part case of 9 bottles of Chateau Chasse Spleen 1988 Moulis en Medoc with own wooden case

Sold for £270

5 bottles of Langmeil Winery The Freedom 1843 Shiraz Barossa 2012 Australia with wooden box

Sold for £180

5 bottles of Vina Cobos Bramare Rebon Vineyard Malbec 2014 La Consulta Argentina

Sold for £170