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Fine Wine & Whisky Sale Preview

8th March 2019.

Good vintages of Bordeaux and Burgundy from the likes of Petrus and Chateau Latour mix with rare Tokay, Pol Roger and Macallan in Tennants Auctioneers’ Fine Wine and Whisky Sale on 21st March. With single bottles through to whole crates, there is plenty to tempt both serious collectors and those looking to buy interesting bottles to drink.

A strong offering of Bordeaux is topped by a bottle of Petrus 1979 Pomerol, rated by renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson as scoring 17/20 (estimate: £800-1,200 plus buyer’s premium). Two bottles of Chateau Latour 1982 Pauillac (scored 100/100 by Robert Parker) are being sold alongside a bottle of Siglo Espan 1881 Rioja (estimate: £1,000-1,500 plus buyer’s premium), and several of the best vintages of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild from the 1990s are on offer. Finally, from the region, are six magnums of Chateau Lynch Bages 2000 Pauillac (estimate: £1,500-2,000 plus buyer’s premium).

Burgundy is well represented too, with some outstanding bottles. Highlights include a bottle of Bonnes Mares Domaine G Roumier 1985 (estimate: £2,000-3,000 plus buyer’s premium), three bottles of Chambolle-Musigny Cote de Nuits 1988 Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier (estimate: £900-1,200 plus buyer’s premium), and a bottle of Richebourg Grand Cru 1987 Domaine Méo Camuzet (estimate: £1,000-1,500 plus buyer’s premium).

Champagne is well represented with several vintages of Pol Roger’s fabled Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill, including a 1996 magnum offered with an estimate of £300-500 plus buyer’s premium).

Also on offer is a bottle of Tokay Al Danil 1929, which was part of the fabled Massandra Collection (estimate: £250-350 plus buyer’s premium) and a bottle of 1948 Chartreuse (estimate: £500-1,000).

Finally, there are ten bottles of Macallan, the most collectable whisky at auction today. The top lots include The Macallan 1962 (estimate: £3,000-5,000 plus buyer’s premium), and a Macallan 12 year old, bottled for British Aerospace (estimate: £1,500-2,500 plus buyer’s premium).

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