Finest and Rarest Wines Including a Superb Collection of Rare Burgundy

Christie's
10 June 2010, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 10.06.2010

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Taylor--Vintage 1927 English-bottled by Fortnum & Mason Emb...

Taylor--Vintage 1927 English-bottled by Fortnum & Mason. Embossed metal capsules. New Labels. Levels: one base of neck, two into neck (3) Fonseca--Vintage 1927 One English-bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd with typed label, level into neck. One capsule missing, new label, level base of neck (2

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £3,300 - £4,200

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Quinta do Noval--Vintage 1931 Damaged wax capsules, embosse...

Quinta do Noval--Vintage 1931 Damaged wax capsules, embossed J & B 1931. Slightly bin-soiled labels (6) Fonseca--Vintage 1960 English-bottled by Corney & Barrow. Wax capsules. Typed, damaged labels. Dark glass. Levels believed top-shoulder (4) Fonseca--Vintage 1963 Wax capsule. Bin-soiled label

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £6,500 - £9,000

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Croft--Vintage 1945

Croft--Vintage 1945
12 bottles per lot
Croft--Vintage 1945 Six damaged wax capsules, five remains only. Ten bin-soiled and damaged labels, two remains only. Levels: base of neck or better Tasting note: Eighteen fairly consistent notes starting in the mid-1950s 'full yet good now' (on Harvey's lists

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £3,600 - £4,500

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Taylor--Vintage 1948 Embossed red metal capsules over embos...

Taylor--Vintage 1948 Embossed red metal capsules over embossed wax capsules. No Labels. Levels into neck Tasting note: The greatest of the '48s and arguably of all Taylor vintages, certainly vying with their '35. Perfect now. Again, over 20 notes made over the past 50 years, and invariably

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Graham--Vintage 1948 Embossed wax capsules, damaged No label...

Graham--Vintage 1948 Embossed wax capsules, damaged. No labels. Levels: five top, one mid/low-shoulder Tasting note: Two recent notes. First, a Christopher's, London bottling; not as deep as expected, ruddy, tawny; tangy, demerara sugar, very rich; very sweet, even for Graham, rich, attractive. Six

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,400

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Taylor--Vintage 1955 Lot 6: Oporto-bottled Damaged, embosse...

Taylor--Vintage 1955 Lot 6: Oporto-bottled. Damaged, embossed wax capsules, two missing. Slightly bin-soiled labels, two stained. Levels: eleven top, one upper-shoulder. Lot 7: English-bottled by Avery's. Slightly damaged wax capsules. Labelled. Levels top-shoulder or better. Lot 8: One

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Taylor--Vintage 1955 Lot 6: Oporto-bottled Damaged, embosse...

Taylor--Vintage 1955 Lot 6: Oporto-bottled. Damaged, embossed wax capsules, two missing. Slightly bin-soiled labels, two stained. Levels: eleven top, one upper-shoulder. Lot 7: English-bottled by Avery's. Slightly damaged wax capsules. Labelled. Levels top-shoulder or better. Lot 8: One

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Taylor--Vintage 1955 Lot 6: Oporto-bottled Damaged, embosse...

Taylor--Vintage 1955 Lot 6: Oporto-bottled. Damaged, embossed wax capsules, two missing. Slightly bin-soiled labels, two stained. Levels: eleven top, one upper-shoulder. Lot 7: English-bottled by Avery's. Slightly damaged wax capsules. Labelled. Levels top-shoulder or better. Lot 8: One

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Graham--Vintage 1955 Embossed wax capsules, three damaged Sl...

Graham--Vintage 1955 Embossed wax capsules, three damaged. Slightly bin-soiled labels. Levels: base of neck or better
12 bottles per lot
Graham--Vintage 1955 Embossed wax capsules, three damaged. Slightly bin-soiled labels. Levels: base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Graham--Vintage 1955

Graham--Vintage 1955
10 bottles per lot
Graham--Vintage 1955 Nine English-bottled by Harvey & Sons; Embossed red metal capsules, three corroded, three damaged. Bin-soiled and stained labels. Levels: eight top-shoulder or better, one mid/upper-shoulder. One bottled by Kinloch & Co. with damaged

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Warre--Vintage 1955

Warre--Vintage 1955
12 bottles per lot
Warre--Vintage 1955 Damaged embossed wax capsules. Labelled. Levels top-shoulder or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,800

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Croft--Vintage 1955 Three embossed, metal capsules, nine pl...

Croft--Vintage 1955 Three embossed, metal capsules, nine plain, one damaged. Good labels. Levels top-shoulder or better
12 bottles per lot
Croft--Vintage 1955 Three embossed, metal capsules, nine plain, one damaged. Good labels. Levels top-shoulder or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,800

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Cockburn--Vintage 1955 Five with Cockburn metal capsules, g...

Cockburn--Vintage 1955 Five with Cockburn metal capsules, good labels, levels base of neck or better. Six with embossed metal capsules, one missing, levels into neck. One English-bottled by The Wine Society, damaged embossed wax capsule, torn and bin-soiled label, level top-shoulder Tasting Note

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,800

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Croft--Vintage 1960 English-bottled by Berry Bros & Rudd Th...

Croft--Vintage 1960 English-bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd. Three corroded capsules. Nine bin-soiled and damaged labels, one remains only, two labels missing
12 bottles per lot
Croft--Vintage 1960 English-bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd. Three corroded capsules. Nine bin-soiled and damaged labels, one

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Taylor--Vintage 1963 English-bottled by Berry Bros & Rudd T...

Taylor--Vintage 1963 English-bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd. Two corroded capsules. Four remains of labels only, eight bin-soiled and slightly damaged labels. Levels base of neck or better Tasting note: Strangely, tasting this shortly after bottling in 1965. I noted it as being 'full, soft, forward

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Dow--Vintage 1963 In original wooden case, original straws ...

Dow--Vintage 1963 In original wooden case, original straws. Embossed wax capsules, Lightly bin-soiled labels. Dark glass. Levels believed base of neck
12 bottles per lot
Dow--Vintage 1963 In original wooden case, original straws. Embossed wax capsules, Lightly bin-soiled labels. Dark glass. Levels

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Croft--Vintage 1963 Embossed plastic capsules, one with shr...

Croft--Vintage 1963 Embossed plastic capsules, one with shrunken, depressed cork. Bin-soiled and slightly damaged labels. Levels base of neck or better
11 bottles per lot
Croft--Vintage 1963 Embossed plastic capsules, one with shrunken, depressed cork. Bin-soiled and slightly damaged labels. Levels

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Warre--Vintage 1966 Embossed metal capsules, one damaged No...

Warre--Vintage 1966 Embossed metal capsules, one damaged. No labels. Levels: nine base of neck or better, three top-shoulder
12 bottles per lot
Warre--Vintage 1966 Embossed metal capsules, one damaged. No labels. Levels: nine base of neck or better, three top-shoulder 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Fonseca--Vintage 1983 In original wooden cases, damaged Emb...

Fonseca--Vintage 1983 In original wooden cases, damaged. Embossed metal capsules. Labelled. One case of excellent appearance, one case with some bin-soiled labels, one slightly damaged
24 bottles per lot
Fonseca--Vintage 1983 In original wooden cases, damaged. Embossed metal capsules. Labelled. One

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Graham--Vintage 1983

Graham--Vintage 1983
12 bottles per lot
Graham--Vintage 1983 In original wooden case. Slightly bin-soiled labels 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £380 - £450

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Dow--Vintage 1983(24) Warre--Vintage 1983(12) All above; ...

Dow--Vintage 1983 (24) Warre--Vintage 1983 (12) All above; In original wooden cases. Embossed metal capsules, excellent appearance
Above 36 bottles per lot
Dow--Vintage 1983 (24) Warre--Vintage 1983 (12) All above; In original wooden cases. Embossed metal capsules, excellent appearance Above 36

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £850 - £950

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Bual 1895(3) Malmsey 1916(3) Malmsey 1954(2) Verdelho 193...

Bual 1895 (3) Malmsey 1916 (3) Malmsey 1954 (2) Verdelho 1934 (2) Bual 1934 (2) All above from Cossart & Gordon, with stencilled labels
Above 12 bottles per lot
Bual 1895 (3) Malmsey 1916 (3) Malmsey 1954 (2) Verdelho 1934 (2) Bual 1934 (2) All above from Cossart & Gordon, with stencilled labels

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £1,900 - £2,200

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Sercial 1898 Blandy's One corroded capsule Stencilled bottl...

Sercial 1898 Blandy's. One corroded capsule. Stencilled bottles. Levels base of neck (2) Reserva Verdelho 1905 JNV. Damaged capsules. Stencilled bottles. Levels into neck (2) Reserva Sercial 1910 JNV. Damaged wax capsules. Stencilled bottles. Levels into neck (2)
Above 6 bottles per lot
Sercial 1898

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £900 - £1,200

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Solera Oloroso Extra 70 years(3)

Solera Oloroso Extra 70 years (3)
Above 6 bottles per lot
Solera Oloroso Extra 70 years (3) Solera Palo Cortado 100 years (3) Both above from Agústin Blazquez. Lightly bin-soiled labels Above 6 bottles per lot

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Tokaji Aszú Essencia--Vintage 1957 50cls (6) Tokaji Aszú Es...

Tokaji Aszú Essencia--Vintage 1957 50cls (6) Tokaji Aszú Essencia--Vintage 1968 50cls (6) Both above from Monimpex
Above 12 x 50cl bottles per lot
Tokaji Aszú Essencia--Vintage 1957 50cls (6) Tokaji Aszú Essencia--Vintage 1968 50cls (6) Both above from Monimpex Above 12 x 50cl bottles per lot

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1945

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1945
3 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1945 Pauillac, 1er cru classé In wooden case. Three corroded and damaged capsules, one badly damaged. Badly bin-soiled labels, one torn. Levels: one upper, one mid/upper, one mid-shoulder Tasting note

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £2,400 - £3,000

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Château Latour--Vintage 1970

Château Latour--Vintage 1970
12 bottles per lot
Château Latour--Vintage 1970 Pauillac, 1er cru classé In original wooden case, original tissues. Corroded capsules. Levels: seven top, four upper, one mid/upper-shoulder Tasting note: An immensely impressive wine. Even making allowances for its tannic

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande--Vintage 1970

Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande--Vintage 1970
6 magnums per lot
Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande--Vintage 1970 Pauillac, 2me cru classé In original wooden case. Slightly worn capsules. Slightly bin-soiled labels. Levels into neck 6 magnums per lot

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £900 - £1,100

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Château Lafleur--Vintage 1970

Château Lafleur--Vintage 1970
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafleur--Vintage 1970 Pomerol In original wooden case. Slightly corroded capsules. Glue-striped labels. Levels base of neck or better 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 10 Jun 2010

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1971

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1971
12 bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1971 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Slightly corroded capsules. Bin-soiled labels. Levels: eleven base of neck, one top-shoulder Tasting note: Lovely colour; perfect fragrance, opened up richly; sweet, fleshy, delicious flavour, dry

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000

Date: 10 Jun 2010