The sale saw over 150 lots of wine and spirits go under the hammer with the highest prices paid for antique whisky.

The highlight of the sale was £1,000 paid for a 1939 George & J. G Smith’s Glenlivet, which was closely followed by £900 for a 1938 bottle from the same maker. A 10-year-old single malt bottle of The Macallan accompanied by a limited-edition Private Eye miniature made £750.

Amongst the wines, six bottles of Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild from 2008 made £800, as did 12 bottles of Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2me Cru 2000, whilst 12 bottles of Chateau Lynch Bages 5eme Cru 2011 made £650. Port was also popular, with six bottles of Graham’s vintage port dating back to 1977 selling for £380 and 12 bottles of Quinta do Vesuvio from 1995 selling for the same price.

Charles Ashton, Director, Cheffins said:

“The November sale saw very high take up as buyers looked to pick up decent wines at fair prices. The demographic of this sale has shifted more towards private buyers who were looking to purchase stock and fill up their cellars ahead of the Christmas period. Values were underpinned by the trade and these proved to be strong in light of the lack of stock for certain vintages. The wines and spirits on offer were attractively priced with some offering savings over current retail prices.”

Auction: Carats and Clarets – The Wine Sale – 6th November 2020