Fine and Rare Wines Including The Collection of R.A.B. Bottomley

Christie's
26 March 2015, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 26.03.2015

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Dow 1960 Army & Navy bottled Embossed metal capsule Bin-soi...

Dow 1960 Army & Navy bottled. Embossed metal capsule. Bin-soiled label. Level base of neck (1) Croft 1963 Embossed plastic capsules. Four damaged labels. Levels into neck (11)
Above 12 bottles per lot
FINE AND RARE WINES FROM THE PRIVATE CELLAR OF R.A.B. BOTTOMLEY R.A.B.(Bob) Bottomley was an

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Graham 1963 Embossed wax capsules, one damaged Levels into ...

Graham 1963 Embossed wax capsules, one damaged. Levels into neck (2) Cockburn 1963 Embossed plastic capsules. Levels into neck (4) Croft 1963 Embossed plastic capsule. Remains of label. Level into neck (1) 1970 Embossed wax capsules. Levels: three base of neck, two top-shoulder (5)
Above 12 bottles

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £650 - £750

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Grahams 1963

Grahams 1963
6 magnums per lot
Grahams 1963 Not in original wooden case. Embossed wax capsules, two slightly damaged. Levels into neck Tasting note: 'Drinking perfectly' and one of my highest-rated ports at Symington tastings. In 1995 a magnum, Oporto-bottled, which has lost quite a bit of colour

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Grahams 1963

Grahams 1963
12 bottles per lot
Grahams 1963 Not in original wooden case. Embossed metal capsules, slightly corroded. Bin-soiled and damaged labels. Levels: base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Fonseca 1963

Fonseca 1963
12 bottles per lot
Fonseca 1963 Not in original wooden case. Embossed metal capsules, slightly corroded. Levels base of neck or better Tasting note: A consistently beautiful wine. One of the top '63's, and one of the best-ever Fonsecas. Most recently, medium-deep, richly coloured

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Quinta do Noval 1963

Quinta do Noval 1963
5 magnums per lot
Quinta do Noval 1963 Not in original wooden case. Embossed wax capsules. Good appearance. Levels: four into neck, one base of neck 5 magnums per lot

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Quinta do Noval 1963

Quinta do Noval 1963
6 magnum per lot
Quinta do Noval 1963 Not in original wooden case. Embossed wax capsules. Good appearance. Levels: into neck 6 magnum per lot

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £750 - £950

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Cockburn 1963

Cockburn 1963
12 bottles per lot
Cockburn 1963 Not in original wooden case. Embossed plastic capsules. Badly bin-soiled, damaged labels. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £750 - £950

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Taylor 1966

Taylor 1966
12 bottles per lot
Taylor 1966 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed plastic capsules, one damaged in lot 11. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £900 - £1,100

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Taylor 1966

Taylor 1966
12 bottles per lot
Taylor 1966 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed plastic capsules, one damaged in lot CCC. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £900 - £1,100

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Taylor 1966

Taylor 1966
12 bottles per lot
Taylor 1966 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed plastic capsules, one damaged in lot CCC. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £900 - £1,100

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Croft 1966 Embossed plastic capsules Levels: six into nec...

Croft 1966 Embossed plastic capsules. Levels: six into neck, one base of neck (7) 1970 Embossed metal capsules. Bin-soiled, damaged labels. Levels top-shoulder or better (12)
Above 19 bottles per lot
Croft 1966 Embossed plastic capsules. Levels: six into neck, one base of neck (7) 1970 Embossed

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £750 - £850

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Cockburn 1967

Cockburn 1967
12 bottles per lot
Cockburn 1967 Not in original wooden case. Embossed metal capsules. Bin-soiled and damaged labels. Levels top-shoulder or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £450 - £550

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Croft 1970

Croft 1970
24 bottles per lot
Croft 1970 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed wax capsules, some damaged. Bin-soiled labels. Levels top-shoulder or better 24 bottles per lot

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £900 - £1,100

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Croft 1970

Croft 1970
24 bottles per lot
Croft 1970 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed wax capsules, three damaged. Bin-soiled and damaged labels Levels: top-shoulder or better, one upper-shoulder 24 bottles per lot

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £900 - £1,100

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Taylor 1977

Taylor 1977
12 bottles per lot
Taylor 1977 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed metal capsules. Bin-soiled, damaged labels. Lot 17 with signs of old seepage. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Taylor 1977

Taylor 1977
12 bottles per lot
Taylor 1977 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed metal capsules. Bin-soiled, damaged labels. Lot 17 with signs of old seepage. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Grahams 1977

Grahams 1977
7 bottles per lot
Grahams 1977 Embossed metal capsules. Bin-soiled labels. Levels base of neck or better Tasting note: Fairly deep with mature, red-brown rim; very rich, well developed bouquet opening up beautifully; sweet, marvellous length, spicy finish. Lovely wine. Last tasted Oct

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £280 - £350

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Grahams 1977

Grahams 1977
12 bottles per lot
Grahams 1977 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed metal capsules. Bin-soiled labels, some damaged. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Grahams 1977

Grahams 1977
12 bottles per lot
Grahams 1977 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed metal capsules. Bin-soiled labels, some damaged. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Grahams 1977

Grahams 1977
12 bottles per lot
Grahams 1977 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed metal capsules. Bin-soiled labels, some damaged. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Croft 1977

Croft 1977
12 bottles per lot
Croft 1977 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed metal capsules. Bin-soiled labels, some damaged. Levels base of neck or better Tasting note: Well-evolved, fragrant, drinking well. Last tasted July 2004 **** Now -2015. M.B. 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Croft 1977

Croft 1977
12 bottles per lot
Croft 1977 Not in original wooden cases. Embossed metal capsules. Bin-soiled labels, some damaged. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Grahams 1980

Grahams 1980
36 bottles per lot
Grahams 1980 In original wooden cases Tasting note: Most recently: nose of glorious richness; powerful, drinking well but time in hand. Last tasted Oct 1998 **** Now-2015 36 bottles per lot

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,350 - £1,650

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Ferreira 1960 Remains of wax capsule Bin-soiled, damaged la...

Ferreira 1960 Remains of wax capsule. Bin-soiled, damaged label. Level into neck (1) Fonseca 1963 Embossed metal capsules, slightly corroded. Levels: three base of neck, two top-shoulder (5) Taylor Late-Bottled-Vintage 1974 Badly bin-soiled, damaged labels. Levels: into neck (2) Graham Crusted

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £550 - £650

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Château Latour 1962 Corroded and damaged capsules Bin-soil...

Château Latour 1962 Corroded and damaged capsules. Bin-soiled labels, some original tissues attached. Levels: two top, two upper, two mid/upper-shoulder (6) 1964 Corroded capsule. Bin-soiled label. Level mid/upper-shoulder (1) 1967 Bin-soiled labels. Levels top-shoulder (4)
Above 11 bottles per lot

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £2,600 - £3,500

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Château Cheval Blanc 1962 Corroded capsules Bin-soiled lab...

Château Cheval Blanc 1962 Corroded capsules. Bin-soiled labels. Levels: one mid-upper, two mid/low-shoulder (3) 1970 Corroded capsules. Very badly bin-soiled labels. Levels: four base of neck, three mid/upper, two mid-shoulder (9)
Above 12 bottles per lot
Château Cheval Blanc 1962 Corroded capsules

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,000

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Château Latour 1964

Château Latour 1964
12 bottles per lot
Château Latour 1964 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Not in original wooden case. Corroded capsules. Damaged original tissues. Bin-soiled labels. Levels: ten top, two upper-shoulder 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Château Cheval Blanc 1964

Château Cheval Blanc 1964
10 bottles per lot
Château Cheval Blanc 1964 Saint-Emilion, grand cru classé (A) Corroded capsules. Original tissues, damaged. Bin-soiled labels. Levels: six top, two upper, two mid/upper-shoulder 10 bottles per lot

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £2,200 - £3,000

Date: 26 Mar 2015

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Château Latour 1966

Château Latour 1966
Above 11 magnums per lot
Château Latour 1966 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Not in original wooden cases. Corroded capsules. Slightly bin-soiled labels, some slightly damaged. Levels: three base of neck, seven top, one upper-shoulder Tasting note: The slowest maturing of all the '66's

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £6,500 - £8,000

Date: 26 Mar 2015