Stock up the cellar in time for Christmas at Tennants Auctioneer’s Fine Wine and Whisky Sale on 14th December, when nearly four hundred lots of both fine and affordable wine and whisky go under the hammer. A wide range of Champagne, Wine, Whisky, Port and Cognac offers a mix of bottles for investing and collecting along with lots perfect for drinking during Christmas party season with estimates starting at just £50-80.
Champagnes by the leading houses offer bottles from £100 to £1,000, from a lot of six bottles of Louis Roederer Cristal 2007 (Estimate: £650-750 plus buyer’s premium) through to a single bottle of Krug & Co. Champagne Private Cuvée 1961 (Estimate: £800-1,200). Single and multiple bottles of Dom Perignon, Moët & Chandon, Pol Roger, Veuve Clicquot, Tattinger, Bollinger and Lanson are all on offer – perfect for those looking for a tipple with a bit of extra sparkle.
For serious collectors, fine bottles and cases of wine are led by two cases of Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac, from the 2001 and 2004 vintages, which are estimated at £4800-5200 each, a case of Château Pavie 2000 Saint Emilion estimated at £3000-3500, and two single bottles of Domaine de La Romanee-Conti 2007 Le Montrachet Grand Cru, which are estimated at £2,500-3,000 each. However, the sale also includes a good variety of wine for drinking, included cases from a Private Cellar which were bought direct from the vineyards and offer fine wine at affordable prices. Lots to look out for include a case of Château Latour-Martillac 2010 Pessac Leognan (estimate: £200-300) and a case of Château Pontet-Canet 2004 Pauillac-Medoc (estimate: £450-550).
Whisky, too, is well represented with rare bottles, such as a Laphroaig Vintage 1977 Single Islay Malt (estimate: £2,000-3,000), a Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Malt from the 1970s (estimate: £1,000-1,500) and a bottle of The Macallan 10 Year Old Single Highland Malt from 1980 (estimate: £700-1,000). Good collectors lots include a selection of Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice whiskies, limited edition bottles produced by Gordon & MacPhail from casks sourced from leading distilleries from across Scotland. From a Private Collector, highlights include a Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Imperial 1991 Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (estimate: £700-1,000). From the same collection comes a lot of good, drinkable whisky offering exceptional value for money - the Flora and Fauna Release Collection, comprising ten bottles of Speyside whiskies for £300-500.
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