Fine wine and whisky from some of Yorkshire’s most prestigious wine cellars will go under the hammer on Saturday 12 May at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn. The 340 lot sale includes wines from the very best Bordeaux estates, including Château Lafite, Mouton Rothschild, and Cheval Blanc. There are two cases of 1982 Château Latour (each estimated at £12,000-15,000), which Mark Littler, specialist in charge of the sale, explains is the very best year for this particular estate.
Discerning vendors from Kent, Cheshire, Wales and Scotland also have wine in this well-established auction ensuring that there will be a vintage or variety to suit everyone’s pallet. 300 bottles of exceptionally rare vintage German wine will also be included, even bottles of vintage Trockenbeerenauslese, the most sought after sweet German made from grapes affected by noble rot
(the shrivelled grapes appear more like raisins on the vine and are individually picked by hand).
This exciting sale goes far and beyond just bottles and cases! Enthusiasts in all aspects of the wine world will be interested in the fantastic collection of rare and novelty corkscrews; the 40+ lots which have been entered in to the sale by private vendors include a rare Lund Queen’s Patent example which although damaged, is expected to make £400-600. There is even a novelty corkscrew in the form of a pair of ladies legs! An item of fascination is the 19th century ledger form a wine merchants which includes the accounts from the Ward Room of HM Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert, the Gun Room on HMS Hector, HMS Excellent, HMS Gladiator, and HMS Victory.
For further details please contact Mark Littler on 01969 623780