Wine, Port, Champagne & Whisky 9th & 10th October 2019


Wine, Port, Champagne & Whisky 9th & 10th October 2019

01568 611122

Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th October at 10am

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Purchasing at a Sale...

Buying is easy, we have multiple methods of purchase available. If buyers are not able to attend the auction, they can bid via telephone, leave a commission bid or bid online from anywhere in the world. Online bidding registration will open Monday 7th October at 10am HERE

Viewing: Monday by appointment, Tuesday 8.30am to 7pm and morning of sale.
Wine tasting on selected lots 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday prior to sale and on morning of the auction (selected tasting available).

DAY 1 -   Lots 1-489
DAY 2 -   Lots 490-1230

Buyers Premium 17.5% + VAT

Sale Review - £12,000 bottle of wine set to come under the hammer at Brightwells.

An ultra-rare bottle of Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1937 will be sold at Brightwells’ upcoming auction of Wine, Port, Champagne and Whisky. One of only a few bottles remaining in the world, this exquisite vintage is expected to achieve £12,000 - £16,000.

A superb offering of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone and Italian Wines will be offered on the first day. These wines are predominantly from 4 private collections.

The 350 lot Bordeaux section includes 12 bottles of Chateau Haut Brion 1990 (£6,000 - £8,000) and 12 bottles of Chateau Angelus 2012 (£2,850 - £3,250).

As well as the Romanee Conti 1937, the Burgundy section features a magnum of DRC La Tache 1949 (£10,000 - £14,000) and 12 bottles of Chambolle Musigny 2015 from George Roumier (£1,200 - £1,600 in bond).

Lovers of sweet wine will be well served with an excellent selection of Sauternes, including 2 lots of 12 half bottles of Chateau Yquem 1997 and 2 lots of 1999 (£500 - £700).

The highlight of the second day is an astonishing private collection of Vintage Port. Over 100 lots of Port will be offered including Graham’s and Taylor’s from the great vintages of 1948, 1955 and 1963.

The Champagne section features some excellent rarities including magnums of Krug 1964 (£1,600 - £2,000) and 1973 (£1,000 - £1,400).

For whisky lovers the Autumn weather ushers in the prospect of a fireside dram at the end of the day. The Spirits section of the sale caters for all tastes and pockets, including rare Japanese malts, single cask Scotch from Tomintoul and Highland Park, Vintage Gin and Rare Bourbon. The top priced lot from the section is a single bottle of Glenlivet 1938 (£1,500 - £2,000). For collectors of Islay Whisky the highlight is a 1970’s bottle of Laphroaig, expected to achieve £800 - £1100.

For information about buying or selling at auction, or to request a catalogue, please contact Paddy Shave on 01568 611122 or


Our Auctions

Wine auctions have been held at Brightwells since 2008, the catalogue typically contains 1000 lots. We sell Wine, Spirits, Port and Champagne on behalf of private individuals, merchants and public institutions.

Brightwells hold Wine auctions six times a year. Wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and Champagne form a large part of each sale, complemented by a fine selection from Spain, Italy and the New World. Vintage Ports are popular with our buyers, as are fine Cognacs and Malt Whisky.

Our fantastic saleroom facilities provide a perfect environment for purchasers to view the sale and attend our tasting days.

The sales attract national and international interest and the catalogue is widely distributed to brokers, merchants, restaurateurs and private collectors.

We value anything from single bottles to entire cellar collections. Our Wine consultant Paddy Shave has more than 25 years’ experience in the Fine Wine Industry. If you would like any further information on purchasing, selling or on how the auction process works, please get in touch. Paddy Shave: 07974 929487 or



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