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The Spring Wine & Whisky Sale

12th April 2021.

Tennants Auctioneers’ Fine Wine and Whisky Sale on 23rd April offers a broad selection of fine wines and whiskies and spirits. Amongst several good lots of Sauternes in the sale are nine bottles of Château d’Yquem Lur Saluces 1945. Chateau d’Yquem is arguably the world’s most famous dessert wine, and this good group of early bottles is offered with an estimate of £4,000-5,000 (plus buyer’s premium).

Of interest to collectors are fine wines from across Bordeaux and Burgundy. Highlights include six bottles of Château Cos d’Estournel 1982 St. Estephe (estimate: £1,200-1,800), twelve bottles of Domaine Denis Mortet Les Champeaux, Gevery-Chambertin 2008 1er Cru (estimate: £900-1,200), and four bottles of Château Haut-Brion 1978, Pessac Léognan (estimate: £800-1,200). A good selection of Champagne is lead by a magnum of Krug 1988 (estimate: £600-800), and also of interest is a bottle of La Tour d’Argent 1914 Fine Champagne Congac (estimate: £300-500).

A Private Collection of Ardbeg is the highlight of the whisky section of the sale. The collection offers good bottles such as an Ardbeg 1978 Cadenhead’s cask strength bottling on offer with an estimate of £1,500-2,000. An Ardbeg 1975 16 Years Old Cadenhead’s Special Individual Cask Bottling, distilled in 1975 and bottled in 1991, is offered with an estimate of £400-600, and an Ardbeg 1974 Connoisseurs Choice bottling, bottled in 1995 is offered with an estimate of £500-700.

Private viewing of the sale is available by prior arrangement with specialist William McNab. Telephone 01969 623780 or email to arrange viewing. 


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