Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits including Rare Madeira

Christie's
12-13 December 2013, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 12.12.2013 - 13.12.2013

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Cossart Gordon Bual Solera 1845 Damaged wax capsule Slight...

Cossart Gordon Bual Solera 1845 Damaged wax capsule. Slightly bin-soiled label. Level into neck (1) Blandy's Sercial Solera 1860 Metal capsule. Stencilled bottle. Level into neck (1)
Above 2 bottles per lot
A UNIQUE OFFERING OF MADEIRA FROM THE ISLAND LOTS 1-157 Rare Madeira has been regularly

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £450 - £650

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Verdelho Solera 1870

Blandy's Verdelho Solera 1870
2 bottles per lot
Blandy's Verdelho Solera 1870 Bottled 1989. Metal capsules. Labelled. Levels into neck Tasting note: Floral nose, a bit backward at first needed some air to open up. Fine aroma of spices, fresh hazelnuts and bacon. Fairly high acidity, due to natural

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Verdelho 1882

Blandy's Verdelho 1882
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Verdelho 1882 Metal capsule. Stencilled bottle. Level into neck 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £350 - £500

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887

Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: At first a typical oxtail soup aroma, after a few minutes this disappeared and gave way to leather, beeswax and touch of acetone. In

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £300 - £450

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887

Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: At first a typical oxtail soup aroma, after a few minutes this disappeared and gave way to leather, beeswax and touch of acetone. In

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £300 - £450

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887

Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887
2 bottles per lot
Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: At first a typical oxtail soup aroma, after a few minutes this disappeared and gave way to leather, beeswax and touch of acetone. In

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887

Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887
2 bottles per lot
Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1887 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: At first a typical oxtail soup aroma, after a few minutes this disappeared and gave way to leather, beeswax and touch of acetone. In

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy Malmsey 1893(1) 1897(1)

Blandy Malmsey 1893 (1) 1897 (1)
Above 2 bottles per lot
Blandy Malmsey 1893 (1) 1897 (1) Both above, no capsules, stencilled bottles. Levels into neck Above 2 bottles per lot

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £350 - £550

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Terrantez 1899

Blandy's Terrantez 1899
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Terrantez 1899 Wax capsule. Stencilled bottle. Level base of neck 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Verdelho 1900

Blandy's Verdelho 1900
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Verdelho 1900 Damaged wax capsule. Stencilled bottle. Level into neck 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £250 - £450

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Malvasia 1906

Blandy's Malvasia 1906
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Malvasia 1906 Wax capsule. Stencilled bottle. Level into neck 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Cossart Gordon Bual 1908

Cossart Gordon Bual 1908
1 bottle per lot
Cossart Gordon Bual 1908 "Rebottled March 2006". Metal capsule. Stencilled bottle. Level into neck Tasting note: Deep sweet nicely developed nose of cigars and vintage furniture wax. Much more complex than the 1920 now. Dried fruit on the taste with lots of

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £400 - £550

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Sercial 1910

Blandy's Sercial 1910
2 bottles per lot
Blandy's Sercial 1910 Bottled 1984, recorked 2003. Metal capsules. Stencilled bottles. Levels into neck Tasting note: A monument of a wine, left a big impression at the Blandy Bi-Centennial tasting in 2011. First time I tasted this wine it was more meaty and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Boal 1912

Blandy's Boal 1912
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Boal 1912 Remains of wax capsule. Stencilled bottle. Level into neck 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Bual Bicentenary 1920

Blandy's Bual Bicentenary 1920
1 magnum per lot
Blandy's Bual Bicentenary 1920 Bottled 2006. Limited edition. In original wooden case. Labelled and stencilled bottled Tasting note: A superb vintage, from the beginning of prohibition. Limited number of magnums were bottled in 2011. Youthful, wood

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £450 - £650

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927

Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Refined nose, at first slightly cheesy, needing some air then Provençal spices, lavender and sage. Beautiful developed, complex

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927

Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Refined nose, at first slightly cheesy, needing some air then Provençal spices, lavender and sage. Beautiful developed, complex

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927

Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Refined nose, at first slightly cheesy, needing some air then Provençal spices, lavender and sage. Beautiful developed, complex

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927

Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Refined nose, at first slightly cheesy, needing some air then Provençal spices, lavender and sage. Beautiful developed, complex

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927

Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Refined nose, at first slightly cheesy, needing some air then Provençal spices, lavender and sage. Beautiful developed, complex

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927

Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Bastardo Demijohn Selection 1927 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Refined nose, at first slightly cheesy, needing some air then Provençal spices, lavender and sage. Beautiful developed, complex

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932

Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Rich backward nose of beeftea, dried fruits and walnuts. With some air the wine opened up. Vintage Madeira needs a lot of air to show

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200 - £350

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932

Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Rich backward nose of beeftea, dried fruits and walnuts. With some air the wine opened up. Vintage Madeira needs a lot of air to show

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £200 - £350

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932

Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932
2 bottles per lot
Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Rich backward nose of beeftea, dried fruits and walnuts. With some air the wine opened up. Vintage Madeira needs a lot of air to show

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932

Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932
2 bottles per lot
Blandy's Verdelho Demijohn Selection 1932 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Rich backward nose of beeftea, dried fruits and walnuts. With some air the wine opened up. Vintage Madeira needs a lot of air to show

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933

Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Intense raisiny nose, fairly deep and complex. Slightly sweet start, with a sweeter, fuller spicy, beeswax, aromatic finish. Deep and

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £200 - £350

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933

Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933
1 bottle per lot
Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Intense raisiny nose, fairly deep and complex. Slightly sweet start, with a sweeter, fuller spicy, beeswax, aromatic finish. Deep and

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £200 - £350

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933

Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933
2 bottles per lot
Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Intense raisiny nose, fairly deep and complex. Slightly sweet start, with a sweeter, fuller spicy, beeswax, aromatic finish. Deep and

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933

Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933
2 bottles per lot
Blandy's Malmsey Demijohn Selection 1933 Bottled 2013. New wax capsules. Stencilled bottles Tasting note: Intense raisiny nose, fairly deep and complex. Slightly sweet start, with a sweeter, fuller spicy, beeswax, aromatic finish. Deep and

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

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Miles Malvasia 1933 Slightly bin-soiled label(1) Leacock...

Miles Malvasia 1933 Slightly bin-soiled label (1) Leacock's Bual 1934 (1)
Above 2 bottles per lot
Miles Malvasia 1933 Slightly bin-soiled label (1) Leacock's Bual 1934 (1) Both above with metal capsules, stencilled bottled, levels into neck Above 2 bottles per lot

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 12 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013