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Snooth User: bullgill

Bought a wine, need more info.

Posted by bullgill, Sep 1.

I purchased this bottle at a local auction, it was on a side table with other stuff and I won choice out of what was on the table. My winning bid was $4.

 

I can not seem to find any auction prices or suggested price for it. I am guessing it is worth $20 or more but whether or not it could be much higher than that I do not know. I do not see any tasting notes for this vintage either.

 

Any help with info or possible value is much appreciated!

 

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Reply by rckr1951, Sep 1.

Did an internet search.  The current estimate is about $20, but the newly released vintages sell for much less.  I wonder about the provenance of the bottle.  You're looking at a 29 year old wine from a lessor AOC that, at the time, was making bigger wines - less refined if you will - and apparently it was a donation to the auction. It's a Merlot based wine.

Was there any paperwork with it?  Are you trying to determine if it's drinkable? The fill looks pretty good and there's no sign of seepage at from this viewpoint.

Hell, invite a couple of friends over and open it - and have another bottle sitting handy if it has turned.

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Reply by bullgill, Sep 1.

Any chance you can share your search results with me? I can not find any info on it.

 

Thank you for your reply.

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Reply by rckr1951, Sep 1.

Sure - Here's one - https://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-cotes+de+bourg  In the upper right hand corner it has the estimated price.

I didn't go into the wine searcher pro - I hadn't realized that I forgot to renew, but the site indicates  that the wine is available, don't know if they are talking that vintage or not, but come next week I'll renew and see what they are talking about.  Stay tuned - Wednesday or Thursday.

I also sent an email off to France to see they'll tell me anything.

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Reply by bullgill, Sep 2.

Thank you for the help it is much appreciated. I do not want to end up drinking a special bottle. I am partial to sweeter wines anyway. I do like Merlot though, it is my favorite dry wine.

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Reply by rckr1951, Sep 2.

I would say that you SHOULD drink a special bottle.  This would not be a sweeter "special" bottle of wine. Wine is meant to drank, no matter the bottle or the cost - at a certain point it needs to be consumed or it is wasted.

Enjoy it if can be enjoyed at all.  Forget the rest.  Try a deep pot roast with it.

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Reply by bullgill, Sep 2.

Sound advise, you only go around once IMO so make the best of it! If I do drink I will pair it with beef bourguignon.

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Reply by rckr1951, Sep 2.

Good choice.

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