Auction 09.12.2004

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 09.12.2004 - 10.12.2004

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Dow--Vintage 1927

SMALL LOTS OF VINTAGE PORT FROM A PRIVATE CELLAR Lying in Twickenham, Middlesex (EHD) Dow--Vintage 1927 Chipped embossed wax capsule 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £180 - £240

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Royal Oporto--Vintage 1945

Royal Oporto--Vintage 1945 Labelled 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Unknown port Wax capsule. Two part moulded bottle. Believed to date from...

Unknown port Wax capsule. Two part moulded bottle. Believed to date from the turn of the century (1) Believed Taylor--1940/50s (2) Above 3 bottles per lot

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £240 - £300

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Dow--Vintage 1963 Lot 4 Oporto-bottled. Three with slight signs of seepage...

EXCELLENT PORT OF THE ATTRACTIVE 1963 AND 1966 VINTAGES Lying in Kemble, Gloucestershire (Octavian) Dow--Vintage 1963 Lot 4 Oporto-bottled. Three with slight signs of seepage. Some very slightly damp-affected labels. Lots 5 to 8 bottled by Grants of St. James's. Embossed plastic capsules. Lot 8 ten

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £800 - £900

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Dow--Vintage 1963 Lot 4 Oporto-bottled. Three with slight signs of seepage...

EXCELLENT PORT OF THE ATTRACTIVE 1963 AND 1966 VINTAGES Lying in Kemble, Gloucestershire (Octavian) Dow--Vintage 1963 Lot 4 Oporto-bottled. Three with slight signs of seepage. Some very slightly damp-affected labels. Lots 5 to 8 bottled by Grants of St. James's. Embossed plastic capsules. Lot 8 ten

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £800 - £900

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Dow--Vintage 1963 Lot 4 Oporto-bottled. Three with slight signs of seepage...

EXCELLENT PORT OF THE ATTRACTIVE 1963 AND 1966 VINTAGES Lying in Kemble, Gloucestershire (Octavian) Dow--Vintage 1963 Lot 4 Oporto-bottled. Three with slight signs of seepage. Some very slightly damp-affected labels. Lots 5 to 8 bottled by Grants of St. James's. Embossed plastic capsules. Lot 8 ten

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £800 - £900

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Dow--Vintage 1963 Lot 4 Oporto-bottled. Three with slight signs of seepage...

EXCELLENT PORT OF THE ATTRACTIVE 1963 AND 1966 VINTAGES Lying in Kemble, Gloucestershire (Octavian) Dow--Vintage 1963 Lot 4 Oporto-bottled. Three with slight signs of seepage. Some very slightly damp-affected labels. Lots 5 to 8 bottled by Grants of St. James's. Embossed plastic capsules. Lot 8 ten

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £800 - £900

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Dow--Vintage 1963 Lot 4 Oporto-bottled. Three with slight signs of seepage...

EXCELLENT PORT OF THE ATTRACTIVE 1963 AND 1966 VINTAGES Lying in Kemble, Gloucestershire (Octavian) Dow--Vintage 1963 Lot 4 Oporto-bottled. Three with slight signs of seepage. Some very slightly damp-affected labels. Lots 5 to 8 bottled by Grants of St. James's. Embossed plastic capsules. Lot 8 ten

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £800 - £900

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Graham--Vintage 1963

A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF MATURE VINTAGE PORT Lying in Twickenham, Middlesex (EHD) Graham--Vintage 1963 Oporto bottled. Embossed wax capsules, three with remains only. Levels base of neck or better 6 bottles per lot

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Fonseca--Vintage 1963

Fonseca--Vintage 1963 Oporto bottled. Five embossed wax capsules, three remains only. Three plain capsules. Levels base of neck or better 8 bottles per lot

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £720 - £800

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Taylor--Vintage 1983

Taylor--Vintage 1983 In original wooden case 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £240 - £300

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Graham--Vintage 1970

Graham--Vintage 1970 In original wooden cases 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £550 - £650

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Graham--Vintage 1970

Graham--Vintage 1970 In original wooden cases 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £550 - £650

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Quinta do Noval--Vintage 1963

VINTAGE PORT FOR CURRENT DRINKING Lying in Twickenham, Middlesex (EHD) Lots 23 to 27 are offered duty-paid, but available in bond Quinta do Noval--Vintage 1963 Oporto-bottled. Very good appearance. Levels base of neck or better In original carton 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £550 - £650

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Croft--Vintage 1982 Tasting note: Very sweet, almost chocolatey, full of...

Croft--Vintage 1982 Tasting note: Very sweet, almost chocolatey, full of flavour, stylish, silky tannins and lively acidity. More recently, good nose, remarkably attractive. **** M.B. In original wooden cases 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £120 - £160

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Croft--Vintage 1982 Tasting note: Very sweet, almost chocolatey, full of...

Croft--Vintage 1982 Tasting note: Very sweet, almost chocolatey, full of flavour, stylish, silky tannins and lively acidity. More recently, good nose, remarkably attractive. **** M.B. In original wooden cases 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £120 - £160

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Croft--Vintage 1982 Tasting note: Very sweet, almost chocolatey, full of...

Croft--Vintage 1982 Tasting note: Very sweet, almost chocolatey, full of flavour, stylish, silky tannins and lively acidity. More recently, good nose, remarkably attractive. **** M.B. In original wooden cases 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £120 - £160

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Croft--Vintage 1982 Tasting note: Very sweet, almost chocolatey, full of...

Croft--Vintage 1982 Tasting note: Very sweet, almost chocolatey, full of flavour, stylish, silky tannins and lively acidity. More recently, good nose, remarkably attractive. **** M.B. In original wooden cases 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £120 - £160

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Croft--Vintage 1982 Tasting note: Very sweet, almost chocolatey, full of...

Croft--Vintage 1982 Tasting note: Very sweet, almost chocolatey, full of flavour, stylish, silky tannins and lively acidity. More recently, good nose, remarkably attractive. **** M.B. In original wooden cases 22 bottles per lot

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £220 - £300

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Graham--Vintage 1966 Slightly damaged capsules. Levels base of neck or...

ATTRACTIVE PORT FROM PRIVATE CELLARS Lying in Twickenham, Middlesex (EHD) Graham--Vintage 1966 Slightly damaged capsules. Levels base of neck or better Tasting note: Eleven bottles decanted and consumed at the great dinner to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Christie's wine department; sheer

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £550 - £650

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Dow--Vintage 1975 Lot 29: Some corroded capsules. Slightly bin-soiled and...

Lying in Twickenham, Middlesex (EHD) Dow--Vintage 1975 Lot 29: Some corroded capsules. Slightly bin-soiled and scuffed labels. Levels base of neck or better. Lot 30: Some corroded capsules and some with signs of seepage. Bin-soiled labels one missing. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Dow--Vintage 1975 Lot 29: Some corroded capsules. Slightly bin-soiled and...

Lying in Twickenham, Middlesex (EHD) Dow--Vintage 1975 Lot 29: Some corroded capsules. Slightly bin-soiled and scuffed labels. Levels base of neck or better. Lot 30: Some corroded capsules and some with signs of seepage. Bin-soiled labels one missing. Levels base of neck or better 18 bottles per lot

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £270 - £320

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Smith Woodhouse--Vintage 1994

A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF EXCELLENT VINTAGE PORT FROM WELL-REGARDED SHIPPERS Lying in Kemble, Gloucestershire (Octavian) Offered duty-paid, but available in bond Offered in original wooden cases or original cartons Lots 31 to 119 Smith Woodhouse--Vintage 1994 Tasting note: A completely lovely wine

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £160 - £220

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Fonseca Guimaraens--Vintage 1995 Tasting note: Only one note. Lovely wine...

Fonseca Guimaraens--Vintage 1995 Tasting note: Only one note. Lovely wine. *** M.B. 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £160 - £220

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Fonseca Guimaraens--Vintage 1995 Tasting note: Only one note. Lovely wine...

Fonseca Guimaraens--Vintage 1995 Tasting note: Only one note. Lovely wine. *** M.B. 24 bottles per lot

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £320 - £400

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Cockburn--Vintage 2000

Cockburn--Vintage 2000 Tasting note: Potentially one of the most compelling wines of the vintage, this inky black/purple-colored 2000 exhibits notes of scorched earth, melted asphalt, blackberry liqueur, and a pungent, penetrating intensity that reverberates in the mouth as well as the head

Lot #: 78

Estimate: £130 - £160

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Cockburn--Vintage 2000

Cockburn--Vintage 2000 Tasting note: Potentially one of the most compelling wines of the vintage, this inky black/purple-colored 2000 exhibits notes of scorched earth, melted asphalt, blackberry liqueur, and a pungent, penetrating intensity that reverberates in the mouth as well as the head

Lot #: 79

Estimate: £130 - £160

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Cockburn--Vintage 2000

Cockburn--Vintage 2000 Tasting note: Potentially one of the most compelling wines of the vintage, this inky black/purple-colored 2000 exhibits notes of scorched earth, melted asphalt, blackberry liqueur, and a pungent, penetrating intensity that reverberates in the mouth as well as the head

Lot #: 80

Estimate: £130 - £160

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Cockburn--Vintage 2000

Cockburn--Vintage 2000 Tasting note: Potentially one of the most compelling wines of the vintage, this inky black/purple-colored 2000 exhibits notes of scorched earth, melted asphalt, blackberry liqueur, and a pungent, penetrating intensity that reverberates in the mouth as well as the head

Lot #: 81

Estimate: £260 - £320

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004

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Cockburn--Vintage 2000

Cockburn--Vintage 2000 Tasting note: Potentially one of the most compelling wines of the vintage, this inky black/purple-colored 2000 exhibits notes of scorched earth, melted asphalt, blackberry liqueur, and a pungent, penetrating intensity that reverberates in the mouth as well as the head

Lot #: 82

Estimate: £260 - £320

Date: 9 Dec 2004 - 10 Dec 2004