Finest and rarest auction lots

One bottle 1795 Terrantez – Bonhams

MadeiraIf you’re going to find drinkable wine from the 18th century then Madeira will probably be it.

Nonetheless, this is another astonishingly rare bottle and is on offer for £1,500 to £2,000.

The fortified sections of auctions rarely get mentioned much as the prices are almost criminally low – many wonderful old vintages can be picked up for a few hundred pounds.

The Bonhams sale has a very strong fortified section with Port and Madeira much in evidence, particularly older vintages.

Other highlights include an 1875 Bastardo and Ports from the 1950s to 1990s from the major lodges.

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