Fine And Rare Wines And Spirits Featuring An Extraordinary Collection Of 18th And 19th Century Madeira

Christie's
8 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 08.12.2007

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Verdelho--Solera 1748

Verdelho--Solera 1748
3 bottles per lot
Cyprus and Paphos vales, the smiling Loves Might leave with joy fair Madeira's groves; A shore so flowery, and so sweet an air, Venus might build her dearest temple there. From Camoens' Lusiad, 1569, Volume I Canto V HIGHLIGHTS FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$7,500 - US$12,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Madeira (Believed Terrantez) 1789

Madeira (Believed Terrantez) 1789
1 bottle per lot
Madeira (Believed Terrantez) 1789 Cama do Lobos, Rutherford and Miles "Palish Amber with apple green rim; full, vivid, high toned, spirity, yet refined with old bouquet; fairly sweet, powerful, yet with surprisingly smooth texture, leading to a

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$4,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Terrantez--1790

Terrantez--1790
2 bottles per lot
Terrantez--1790 HM Borges Danish slip label 2 bottles per lot

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Believed Bual--1792

Believed Bual--1792
3 bottles per lot
Believed Bual--1792 Blandy Remains of labels, cracked wax capsule, one handwritten label reading "1792" 3 bottles per lot

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$4,500 - US$6,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Malmsey, Extra Reserve--Solera 1792

Malmsey, Extra Reserve--Solera 1792
1 bottle per lot
Malmsey, Extra Reserve--Solera 1792 Blandy Level: bottom neck; total production 1228, bottled in 1957, stained and slightly torn label, remnants of wax capsule 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Terrantez--1795

Terrantez--1795
3 bottles per lot
Terrantez--1795 Companhia Vinicola Rattan capsule 3 bottles per lot

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$7,500 - US$12,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Terrantez--1795 Abudarham Decanted June 1942 from demijohn...

Terrantez--1795 Abudarham Decanted June 1942 from demijohn to bottle, recorked in 1975, "Frasqueria Soares Franco," two labels, one from 1942 and one from 1975
1 bottle per lot
Terrantez--1795 Abudarham Decanted June 1942 from demijohn to bottle, recorked in 1975, "Frasqueria Soares Franco," two

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$4,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Terrantez--1795 Barbeito Levels: into neck; wax capsules, ...

Terrantez--1795 Barbeito Levels: into neck; wax capsules, stencilled bottle.
1 dozen bottles per lot
Terrantez--1795 Barbeito Levels: into neck; wax capsules, stencilled bottle. "Almost certainly solera, not straight vintage. Provenance was the Vasconcellas family via the de Freitas, owners of

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$48,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Bual--1802

Bual--1802
1 bottle per lot
Bual--1802 Believed Blandy Level: into neck; wax capsule, stenciled bottle 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Terrantez, Special Reserve--1802

Terrantez, Special Reserve--1802
4 bottles per lot
Terrantez, Special Reserve--1802 Acciaioly Level: into neck; stained label, one metal capsule, three wax capsules "The oldest of a magnificent range of old madeira brought to Christie's for sale in 1989. First noted prior to cataloguing and the next

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Madeira, "Catherine Banks"--1805

Madeira, "Catherine Banks"--1805
1 bottle per lot
The ship named for Catherine Banks is known to have landed in Savannah in 1807 and its Madeira is cited in literature of which an example below in discussingt famous Madeiras: "In Savannah, "The All Saints" (1791), "The Catherine Banks," "The Louisa

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$750 - US$1,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Terrantez--1805

Terrantez--1805
1 bottle per lot
Terrantez--1805 Rewaxed capsule 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$750 - US$1,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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The brig "Twins" Madeira--Vintage 1806

The brig "Twins" Madeira--Vintage 1806
5 bottles per lot
The Goelet family, originally hardware merchants, were socially prominent for generations and were at the top of the social ladder in Victorian New York. The 1887 Goelet Building at the southeast corner of 20th Street and Broadway was put up

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$2,400 - US$4,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Malmsey--Solera 1808

Malmsey--Solera 1808
1 bottle per lot
Malmsey--Solera 1808 Cossart Gordon & Co. Level: into neck; bad stained label "According to Noël Cossart the 'best I have ever known'. I have three notes: very rich, tawny brown; gloriously harmonious bouquet, caramel, coffee, 'ethereal' fragrance; still very

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$750 - US$1,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Luscious Malmsey--Solera 1808

Luscious Malmsey--Solera 1808
1 bottle per lot
Luscious Malmsey--Solera 1808 Level: into neck; metal capsule 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$750 - US$1,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Extra Malmsey--Solera 1808

Extra Malmsey--Solera 1808
3 bottles per lot
Extra Malmsey--Solera 1808 Level: into neck; unknown house, stencilled bottle, wax capsule 3 bottles per lot

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$750 - US$1,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Old Malmsey--Solera 1812

Old Malmsey--Solera 1812
2 bottles per lot
Old Malmsey--Solera 1812 Lomelino Levels: one top and one upper shoulder; one sign of seepage, stenciled bottle 2 bottles per lot

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Boal--Solera 1814

Boal--Solera 1814
1 bottle per lot
Boal--Solera 1814 Rutherford and Miles Level: into neck 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$750 - US$1,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Boal--1815 Level: into neck

Boal--1815 Level: into neck
1 bottle per lot
Boal--1815 Level: into neck 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Madeira "Violet"--1815 Newton, Gordon and Lewis Level: one...

Madeira "Violet"--1815 Newton, Gordon and Lewis Level: one bottom neck and one upper shoulder; damp stained label, recorked April 16, 1919 by William H. Fearing
2 bottles per lot
It is believed that Violet may have been a grape varietal of great quality. The following extract from A Treatise on the

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Grabham Sercial--1818

Grabham Sercial--1818
1 bottle per lot
Grabham Sercial--1818 Blandy Number 155 of 600, rebottled 1958 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Grabham Verdelho--Solera 1822

Grabham Verdelho--Solera 1822
1 bottle per lot
Grabham Verdelho--Solera 1822 Companhia Vinicola Numbered 12 of 600, bottled 1958 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$750 - US$1,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Bual--Solera 1823

Bual--Solera 1823
1 bottle per lot
Bual--Solera 1823 Blandy Level: into neck; handwritten neck tag states "Blandy's Bual Solera", signs of seepage, remains of label, Blandy's capsule, slip label imported by Feuerheerd, Wearne & Co. 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Bual--Solera 1826

Bual--Solera 1826
1 bottle per lot
Bual--Solera 1826 Blandy Level: into neck; numbered 12 "Amber Brown; bouquet like horses' pee--fabulous! Full, rich, tangy. At Bill Baker's madeira tasting, April 1993 **** . MB, Vintage Wine 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$750 - US$1,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Sercial, Garrafeira Particular--1826

Sercial, Garrafeira Particular--1826
3 bottles per lot
Sercial, Garrafeira Particular--1826 Barbeito Straw wrapped bottle 3 bottles per lot

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Bual--Vintage 1827

Bual--Vintage 1827
1 dozen bottles per lot
Bual--Vintage 1827 Quinta de Serrado, Cama de Lobos Demijohned in 1935, bottled 1988 "Straight vintage, in cask for 108 years, then in demijohn and finally bottled in 1988. From an Henriques family estate in Câmara de Lobos (understood to be Antonio Eduardo

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$9,000 - US$12,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Bual--Solera 1828 Believed Blandy Levels: into neck; stenc...

Bual--Solera 1828 Believed Blandy Levels: into neck; stenciled bottle
2 bottles per lot
Bual--Solera 1828 Believed Blandy Levels: into neck; stenciled bottle 2 bottles per lot

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,600

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Bual--Solera 1828 Demijohned in 1950, bottled in 1958 numbe...

Bual--Solera 1828 Demijohned in 1950, bottled in 1958 numbered 81 of 240
1 bottle per lot
Bual--Solera 1828 Demijohned in 1950, bottled in 1958 numbered 81 of 240 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Malmsey--Vintage 1830 Quinta de Serrado, Cama de Lobos Dem...

Malmsey--Vintage 1830 Quinta de Serrado, Cama de Lobos Demi-johned in 1935, bottled 1988, Christie's typed label Parcel: lots 31-32
6 bottles per lot
Malmsey--Vintage 1830 Quinta de Serrado, Cama de Lobos Demi-johned in 1935, bottled 1988, Christie's typed label Parcel: lots 31-32 Another Henriques

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$4,500 - US$6,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007

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Malmsey--Vintage 1830 Quinta de Serrado, Cama de Lobos Dem...

Malmsey--Vintage 1830 Quinta de Serrado, Cama de Lobos Demi-johned in 1935, bottled 1988, Christie's typed label Parcel: lots 31-32
6 bottles per lot
Malmsey--Vintage 1830 Quinta de Serrado, Cama de Lobos Demi-johned in 1935, bottled 1988, Christie's typed label Parcel: lots 31-32 Another Henriques

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$4,500 - US$6,000

Date: 8 Dec 2007