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We have a bottle of J.Reyes y C A 50 year old Cream Sherry, it has some tin foil under the label. How much is this worth? Thank you.

Hi Charles,

I'm afraid I can't see significant value here as I don't think you'd find it easy to find a buyer lawfully but it might be worth asking Wine Commune for a professional opinion in case they can. (

My reservations are:

a) Sherries don't often interest collectors in the way that some fine wines do.
b) I don't think the potential sale value would reach the minimum value thresholds most auctioneers set and I'd be surprised if any merchant would buy a single bottle.

Reyes was an old-established firm that dates from 1810 but I don't think it still exists; your Sherry will not be 50 years old but made from a solera started 50 years before bottling.

I'd open it for the experience, perhaps with nuts after a meal; and then decide if you want to finish the bottle in the same way, can see a use for it in the kitchen - in a trifle - or want to dump it.




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