Hidden gems discovered in Shropshire Wine Cellar


Wine, Port & Champagne

Hidden gems discovered in Shropshire Wine Cellar

Over a thousand bottles of fine wine came under the hammer as part of Brightwells’ Wine Sale.

The contents of the wine cellar of a Shropshire country house were the centrepiece of Brightwells’ Wine Auction which took place on Wednesday September 7th.

Vintage wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and Champagne formed a large part of the catalogue and ensured a busy saleroom and brisk trading. The sale attracted national interest with internet, telephone and commission bidders from all around the country.

Top prices from the collection included 2 cases of Chateau Palmer 2009 at £2150 apiece, 5 bottles of Grands Echezeaux 1998 at £1350 and 12 bottles of Grand Cru Chablis at £820. Brightwells’ Wine Consultant Paddy Shave was very pleased with the result: ‘The cellar was a real privilege to catalogue’, he said. ‘The vendor’s father had purchased very wisely, and the wines were in excellent condition.’

Also in the sale a large selection of Vintage Port proved very popular with buyers: 12 bottles of Dow’s 2011 sold at £1000 and a single bottle of the iconic Quinta do Noval 2011 sold in bond at £820.

Whisky collectors were not disappointed, with an excellent private collection of rare malts on offer. Competition was fierce on some of the rarer bottles, seeing a Macallan 1960 selling for £1400 and a Port Ellen 17 year old selling at £500.

In all the sale totalled just shy of £75,000 with a clearance rate of 83% of items offered.

Brightwells next Wine Sale will take place on Wednesday November 30th. For information on buying and selling wine at auction, please contact Paddy Shave on 07974 929487 or paddy.shave@brightwells.com