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any Wine buffs out there?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by walker, 12 Jun 2008.

  1. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I have 2 bottles of wine dated 1986 indoors that I would like to find out if they are worth anything, I googled the titles but didn't turn up anything for that age, anyone know if I can take them to oddbins or something to find out if I'm sitting on a gold mine?
     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I thought you were talking about Winehouse naked shots for a moment.:rolleyes:

    Unlikely and it depends on the type of wine. If the wine was appropriate to be laid down and it has been kept at home it's also the case that the temperature may have been too hot or too cool and it's now vinegar. In my experience.

    My father used to have cases sent to him by an old employer which I inherited and have laid down but I doubt they have kept or are worth anything. Lots of Wine Society Clarets. Truth is I know nothing about wine generally. Don't even drink it.
     
  3. Regulator

    Regulator Political refugee. Fan of Adrian.

    Try Wine-Searcher for a rough estimate.

    However, unless they are good labels and have been kept properly, it's unlikely they'll be worth much.
     
  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Does it say Blue Nun on the label?
     
  5. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    As far as I know, wines for laying down are distinct from those you drink straight away. In any case I have never been able to keep any long enough to find out if it improves:sad:
     
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Ditto - open them !!!
     
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    there are people who "invest" in wine and trade it without ever sampling them. pt barnum would be proud. see if you can find one to take them off your hands…
     
  8. Fletch456

    Fletch456 Über Member

    Location:
    North Hampshire
    Hi Walker,
    Knowing the value of your wine depends on a number of factors and really requires a wine expert as well as someone knowledgeable.
    If I were you I would call Berry Brothers and Rudd (tel: 0870 900 4300) - or visit them if youre near Basingstoke or central London (for more info www.bbr.com).
    Just say what you said above and they will ask the right questions for the info needed to give you a valuation. They are usually friendly and helpful and one of the oldest wine merchants in the country.

    Fletch
     
  9. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Don't think that many white wines are keepers, so I assume these are red uns?
     
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Unless they have been stored correctly they will be worthless unfortunately. It is normal to buy vintage wines from a dealer who has the correct storage facilities rather than from someone's attic. :rolleyes:
     
  11. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    I've got a mate who is a Master of Wine. He's head of buying for one of the smaller London merchants. I can ask him if you give a few more details. Storage could have been a problem though.

    First thing I'd do would be to compare the region to a vintage chart to give you an idea.

    If it's a Penfolds Grange though, I'll give you a tenner for them ;)
     
  12. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    ok, I have a Domaine du Tariquet, white, 1986

    and a

    Bergerac blanc Sl? the rest of the label is ripped but also white 1986

    I did open up a bottle of 1998 chardonnay last night and was lovely
     
  13. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    its Leibfraumilch
     
  14. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    It could be Piersporter, slightly better than the normal leibfrauplonk:blush:
     
  15. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    What did the grape say when someone trod on it?
    Nothing, it just let out a little whine :biggrin:;)