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Vintage bottles under the hammer in Penkridge

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: July 20, 2014

  • CATALOGUE . . . Andrew Wilson of Old School Wines at Tittensor has helped to organise the sale.

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WINES from two private cellars will go under the hammer at Penkridge auction house Cuttlestones including a 1945 bottle of Premier Grand Cru Classe Sauternes from Chateau d'Yquem; a number of fine vintage Red Bordeaux from the renowned Chateaux of Latour, Mouton-Rothschild, Lafite-Rothschild ranging in date from the mid 1920s – 1950s; and more than 200 bottles of port from the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

The auction house is hosting the specialist wine sale in conjunction with local wine expert Andrew Wilson, from Tittensor’s Old School Wines.

Andrew said:“The cellars from which these wines hail are true treasure troves. The collectors who amassed these wines and ports really knew their stuff and there are some truly stunning, rare examples here which means the sale is likely to attract both serious private collectors and members of the wine trade. What makes the old rare wines almost unique is that they have lain undisturbed in perfect conditions for nearly 50 years and this is reflected in the condition of many of the bottles. As a wine lover, it has been a delight to investigate and catalogue these wines and we are confident that their quality will be reflected in the achieved prices.”

Ben Gamble, MD and head auctioneer at Cuttlestones said:“We’re delighted to be working with Andrew to host another Specialist Wine Auction. It’s always great fun to target niche markets and we’ll be doing our bit to ensure word gets around both the wine trade and private collectors to achieve the best prices. It will be interesting to see where sales peak geographically – we regularly sell to bidders worldwide courtesy of our live internet, commission and telephone bidding options and, with huge Chinese appetite for wine and the Japanese and Indian markets growing rapidly, we anticipate a truly global community of bidders to get involved in this auction.”

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The cellars’ contents are set to come under the hammer from 7.00pm on Friday, August  1, 2014. 

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