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Staffordshire private wine cellar auction to include some real gems

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Cuttlestones’ Dave Eglington with a bottle of port from the sale

Andrew Wilson inspects a bottle of Mouton Rothschild from 1953

Four bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1953

An auction of wines from two private cellars set to take place at Staffordshire auction house Cuttlestones on the evening of Friday, 1st August 2014 includes bottles from exceptional vineyards, alongside fine examples of port.

The sale will handle an estimated 500 bottles, with highlights expected to include a 1945 bottle of Premier Grand Cru Classe Sauternes from Chateau d’Yquem; a number of fine vintage Red Bordeaux from the renowned Chateaux of Latour, Mouton-Rothschild, Lafite-Rothschild ranging in date from the mid 1920s – 1950s; and over 200 bottles of port from the 1960s, 70s & 80s.
The auction house is hosting the specialist wine sale in conjunction with local wine expert Andrew Wilson, from Tittensor’s Old School Wines. Andrew says:
The cellars from which these wines hail are true treasure troves. The collectors who amassed these wines and ports really knew their stuff and there are some truly stunning, rare examples represented here which means the sale is likely to attract both serious private collectors and members of the wine trade. What makes the old rare wines almost unique is that they have lain undisturbed in perfect conditions for nearly 50 years and this is reflected in the condition of many of the bottles. As a wine lover, it has been a delight to investigate and catalogue these wines and we are confident that their quality will be reflected in the achieved prices.”
Ben Gamble, MD and Head Auctioneer at Cuttlestones says:
We’re delighted to be working with Andrew to host another Specialist Wine Auction. It’s always great fun to target niche markets and we’ll be doing our bit to ensure word gets around both the wine trade and private collectors to achieve the best prices. It will be interesting to see where sales peak geographically – we regularly sell to bidders worldwide courtesy of our live internet, commission and telephone bidding options and, with huge Chinese appetite for wine and the Japanese and Indian markets growing rapidly, we anticipate a truly global community of bidders to get involved in this auction.”
The cellars’ contents are set to come under the hammer from 7.00pm on Friday, 1st August 2014. Viewing will take place on the day of the sale from 12 noon and the catalogue will be available online from Friday, 25th July 2014. For more information, including details of how to lodge commission and telephone bids or register for live online bidding, visit
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