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Wine/1945 bollinger


Hi there !  My father in law has a bottle of 1945  Extra Quality Very  Dry Renaudin Bollinger that his mother gave him after the war.  Is it worth anything ? We are in the cheshire area.  It seems clear, very hard to tell with such a thick bottle.  But held upnto the light we cant see any sediment. We don't know very much about wines or champagne so any help would be well received.
We were offered 100 pounds for it the other day, does this seem fair ?

Hi Dineka,

IF this bottle has always been stored lying down in a cool dark place and is pristine in terms of level, label and capsule it MIGHT fetch well into three figures GBP at auction. But there's no guarantee of that with such an old Champagne and you'd have to pay commission anyway so I'd accept the offer you have.




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