Dbl Magnum Mouton Rothschild 1970 , Dow Port 1944, Gift Ideas at London Wine Auction, December 9

Going through the various offerings in Fine Wine, Port & Champagne wine auction by Dreweatts in London on Thursday, December 9, I wondered how many of the buyers would be hunting for holiday gifts for clients or that special person.

Looking for single items rather than full cases, you could do worse than trying a bid on Dow 1944 (1 bottle) Est. £550-600 (Lot 1030) or if more ambitious Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1970 (Pauillac, first growth) 1 double magnum Est. £1,500-2,000 (Lot 1139).

Dow1944

Expecting a group of Bordeaux connoisseurs, stay sensible with Chateau Chasse Spleen, 2001(Moulis) in original wooden case (12 bottles) Est. £300-350 (Lot 1193) or splurge on Chateau Palmer, 2001 (Margaux, third growth) also in original wooden case (12 bottles) Est. £750-1,000 (Lot 1193).

I would be happy with Lot 1347, a case of Chateau Pontet-Canet, 2002 (Pauillac-Medoc, Grand Cru Classe).

Pontetcanet

Check the Full Auction Catalogue and see what you could afford amongst the 700 lots (wine, port, champagne) if you broke your 'wine' piggy bank.

Event takes place at Dreweatts London, 24 Maddox Street. You can also Bid Live Online (registration is required)

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