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Auction of Fine & Rare Vintages of Claret, Sauternes, Burgundy, Vintage Port, Vintage Cognac and rare Joule’s Commemorative Ales

The evening of Friday, 3rd December will see the sale of an exceptional selection of fine & rare vintages of Claret, Sauternes, Burgundy, Vintage Port and Vintage Cognac alongside rare Joule’s Commemorative Ales at Staffordshire auction house Cuttlestones.

Consisting of around 300 bottles split into over 200 lots the sale includes the contents of one large and two smaller private cellars, with bottles ranging in date from the 1920s to the late 1970s. Highlight lots include 3 bottles of Prunier Vintage 1922 Cognac, 3 bottles of Prunier Vintage 1931 Cognac, 1 bottle of Quinta do Noval ‘Nacional’ 1966 Vintage Port, 1 bottle of Quinta do Noval ‘Nacional’ 1970 Vintage Port, 10 bottles of Taylor’s 1966 Vintage Port Bottled by Hedges & Butler, 12 bottles of Quinta do Noval 1963 Vintage Port, 1 bottle of Chateau Rieussec 1959 Sauternes, 1 bottle of Chateau d’Yquem 1957 Sauternes, 2 bottles of Chateau Margaux 1959, 3 bottles of Chateau Figeac 1966 and 4 bottles of Chateau Latour 1966.

Andrew Wilson of independent fine wine merchants Old School Wines in Tittensor, Staffs, who has consigned the cellars to auction on behalf of private clients, says:
“This promises to be a very exciting sale; the larger cellar in particular has produced some exceptionally rare bottles; it’s been a joy to sort through and we’ve discovered some real gems from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

“Perhaps the oldest and one of the most interesting bottles is a Joule’s Victory Ale, which was brewed in 1946, while the most recent bottles are from the mid-seventies vintages. The two vintage Cognacs, dating from 1922 and 1931 respectively, and 2 bottles of 1928 Calvet Vintage Cognac are also set to cause a stir. The most recent bottles are from the mid-seventies vintages and there are a large number of half bottles of Claret from the 60s and 70s, mostly bottled by W.H & J Joule’s of Stone, and an eclectic selection of everyday spirits from the 1950s and 1960s.

“We anticipate strong international interest in the sale, with live online bidding meaning that bidders can watch the auction and bid in ‘real time’ whatever their location.”

The specialist wine sale will take place from 7.30pm on Friday, 3rd December and the catalogue will be available to view online at www.cuttlestones.co.uk from Friday, 26th November. For those unable to attend the sale telephone and commission bids will be accepted alongside live online bidding via www.the-saleroom.com. For further details on how to register to bid visit www.cuttlestones.co.uk; to discuss any of the wines in the sale in more detail call Andrew Wilson on 01782 377 888.


Charlotte at Squash PR & Marketing

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