Summer Fine Wine Sale

to be auctioned in London

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Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are pleased to announce their Summer Fine Wine sale, offering collectors the chance to stock the cellar with over 350 lots of vinous treasure in a range of lot sizes from single bottles to cases of magnums. Following the success of their inaugural London Fine Wine auction, the sale will be held on Wednesday 18 June at their saleroom in London's Mayfair.

At the heart of the sale is a truly outstanding cellar from a Hampshire collector which features multiple vintages and formats of the powerhouses of the Rhone, both north and south - Jaboulet, Beaucastel, Vieux Telegraph and Paul Avril's Clos Des Papes. With cases stored both in a wonderful 150 year old chalk cellar and in long term professional merchant storage, the provenance and condition of these lots is impeccable.

Other highlights of the collection for Bordeaux lovers include full and half cases of Chateau Lafite 1996 [lots 105, 145, 145a, 145b,145c], half cases from Chateau Cheval Blanc [lot 121] , Chateau Ausone [lot 122], Chateau Margaux [lot 144] and Mouton Rothschild [lot 143].

Not content with only two classic regions the collection also contains multiple lots of Fine burgundy from Denis Bachelet, Denis Mortet, Leroy, Simon Bize, Nicholas Potel and Mugneret-Gibourg.

To complement the array of cases on offer we also have an outstanding champagne section to start the sale which includes magnums of Pol Roger Winston Churchill 1986 [lot 7], 2 bottles of 1952 Silver Jubilee Pol Roger owned by the late Sir Humphrey Lyttelton [lot 3], a bottle of 1976 Krug Collection [lot 24], 2 vintages of Salon and an incredibly rare bottle of Veuve Clicquot Grande Dame 1962 [lot 4], the first vintage of this wine ever made and one of only 6000 bottles produced.

Other sale highlights continue our policy of bringing fine and rare single bottles to the saleroom and include two iconic Australian wines in the shape of a 1968 McWilliams Mount Pleasant Philip Hermitage 1968 [lot 289] and ten years its senior a single bottle of Wynn's Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 1958 [lot 288]. Fortified wine aficionados will be excited by the presence of a single bottle of Oscar's 1837 vintage Bual Madeira [lot 299] and a single bottle Barbadillo's stunning Amontillado Reliquia [lot 298].

From other collections come lots of Domaine de la Romanee Conti Grands Echezeaux [lot 45], Jacques Prieure Musigny [lot 46], Chateau Latour 1982 [lot 154] and Chateau d'Yquem 1919 [lots 275, 276]. We look forward to seeing you in the saleroom or online.

The sale will be held on Wednesday 18th June at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' saleroom in London's Mayfair. The illustrated catalogue is available to download or view online at


Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of Stanley Gibbons we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin's, and Frasers Autograph's. Established in 1759, we have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry, numbering over 150 per annum, and provide vendors and buyers alike access to market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in Donnington Priory (near Newbury), London's Mayfair, Bristol and Godalming.

London - 5th June 2014