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Fine Wine & Spirits

Dreweatts’ first Fine and Rare Wines and Spirits auction of 2018, held on 27th April, realised over £250K and saw significant prices achieved across an extremely broad offering, ranging from Champagne and fine Bordeaux, through to wines from Australia and New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa, as well as Cognac, Armagnac and Whiskies. The auction drew a considerable number of new UK and international bidders and buyers.

Lot 26, Vintage Port (Berry Brothers Shipped and Bottled)
Est. £3,000-6,000, sold for £7,475

Vintage Port continues to perform extremely well, with lot 26, believed to be a selection of Fonseca and Taylor from the 1927 and 1924 vintages, (est. £3,000-6,000), selling for £7,475.  The sixteen bottles were bought by an English gentleman in the 1920/30s and had been stored since then in perfect condition in the family cellar.

Fine Bordeaux acts as the gold standard for wine at auction and the sale included 177 lots, so providing a rich, choice group with only one lot failing to find a buyer on the day. From the many highlights: lot 128, 1988 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, Grand Cru Classe, Pessac Leognan, (est. £900-1,200) sold for £1,380; lot 146, 1976 Chateau Margaux, 1er Cru Classe, Margaux (est. £900-1,200), sold for £1,840 and lot 153, 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classe, Pauillac, (est. £7,500-9,500) sold for £8,970.

From the selection of Champagnes featuring vintage Bollinger, Pol Roger, Krug and Louis Roederer,  lot 14, 1996 Dom Pérignon Rosé, (est. £1,500-1,750), realised £1,840.

Lot 14, 1996 Champagne Dom Perignon Rose
Est. £1,500-1,750, sold for £1,840

The department is currently building the next auction, Fine Wine, Champagne, Port & Select Fine Spirits, which takes place on 26th July. A similarly interesting and desirable group of wines and champagnes have already been consigned with the auction promising to be one of the stars in Dreweatts’ Summer auction calendar.

The July sale stays open for consignments until 14th June. For all enquiries please contact Dianne Wall, phone: +44 (0)1635 553 527 or email: dwall@dreweatts.com.

[Please note that figures quoted are aggregate prices]

About Us:

Using a global platform of live and online sales, buying and selling with Dreweatts’ Fine Wine and Spirits department presents collectors with the opportunity to sell or acquire either rare single bottles, individual cases or whole collections.

We offer professional and independent advice on both selling and buying wine and our strict commitment to provenance and service is the cornerstone of what we do.

All wines offered for sale are stored under temperature controlled conditions in specialist warehousing and we can arrange collection and delivery.

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Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson

Head of Wine Department

Dianne Wall

Dianne Wall

Wine Department Administrator

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