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My wife recently received 2 bottles of a 1974 Burg Layer Schlobkapelle and 5 bottles of 1972 Chateau de Roquecourle. I have attached pictures of the labels. They were stored horizontally in an old house not temperature controlled. Is there a vaule to these and would they be still drinkable. I live in southern Ireland.

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Hi Paul,

I'm afraid these are both very old for what they are and unlikely to give much pleasure if you deide to try them; they won't do you any harm but you may not want to finish the bottle!

They'd be very difficult to sell so no value remains, sorry!




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