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Vintage Wine & Spirits for Every Budget

There are many wonderful and exciting benefits to purchasing wine and spirits at auction. Often you will find unique producers, unknown regions and bottles with more age (older vintages) than you would at a retail store. An aged wine in particular is very appealing because wine develops and becomes more refined over years, complementing foods such as meats and cheeses in ways that a younger wine cannot. A common misconception people have is that they do not have the patience, space or wallet to age wine, however purchasing at auction allows anyone to acquire vintage wine and spirits with little or no long-term effort. The nature of an auction is unpredictable, but as long as you’re prepared it can be a thrilling and rewarding experience. Here are some lots from our upcoming online auction that fit any budget; small or large.

Under $60

Marques de Riscal Elciego Alva 1961, 1 bottle – est.  $40-60 (Lot: 1380)
Fetzer Zinfandel 1978, 2 bottles – est. $30-40 (1470)
Cayuse Syrah 1998, 1 bottle – est. $40-60 (1581)

Under $100:

Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino 1999, 3 bottles – est. $60-90 (1366)
Araujo Eisele Syrah 2001, 1 bottle – est. $60-90 (1437)
Cristom Mt. Jefferson Pinot Noir 1997, 3 bottles – est. $60-90 (1563)

Under $150

Chateau Cantemerle 1989, 2 bottles – est. $100-150 (1091)
Jacques Prieur Chambertin 1990, 1 bottle – est. $100-140 (1186)
Paulo Scavino Barolo Carobric 1997, 2 bottles – est. $100-150 (1328)
Beaux Freres Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir 1996, 3 bottles – est. $100-150 (1538)

Under $300

Louis Latour Batard Montrachet 1995, 1 magnum – est. $150-225 (1205)
Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 1994, 3 bottles – est. $120-180 (1235)
Pierre Bouree Charmes Chambertin 1990, 2 bottles – est. $200-300 (1164) 

Under $500

JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2001, 5 bottles – est. $250-400 (1283)
Peter Michael Les Pavots, 3 bottles – est. $275-425 (1497)
Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2005, 2 bottles – est. $350-500 (1077)
Ardbeg 1977, 1 bottle – est. $400-500 (1739, 1740, 1741)

Under $1000:

Chateau Margaux 1996, 1 bottle – est. $550-800 (1036)
Didier Dagueneau Pur Sang 2007, 6 bottles (oc) – est. $475-750 (1264)
Gaja Sperss 1995, 5 bottles – est. $600-850 (1312)
Clarendon Hills Astralis 2002, 6 bottles (owc) – est. $650-950 (1593)
Manoir de Beraut 50 Years Old Armagnac – est. $600-800 (1680, 1681)

If money is no object:

Bollinger Blanc de Noirs 1996, 2 bottles – est. $2,400-3,250 (1002)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2010, 6 bottles (owc) – est. $3,000-4,250 (1047)
Screaming Eagle 1996, 2 bottles – est. $3,500-4,750 (1515)
Macallan in Lalique 57 Years Old – est. $30,000-40,000 (1793)

 

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