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I have a bottle of Nectarose Vin Rose'De France that was purchased 35 years ago and was never opened. I would like to know if it is still okay to drink it?
    Also, the instructions did not imply that only one question could be submitted. So I will try for two.
    I also have a bottle of Mateus (Rose), never opened and purchased 35 years ago. Both were store in a cool dark location. Would this be okay to drink as well?

Thank you for your reply.


Hi Leonardo,

The good news is that I'm happy to answer two questions at once; but the bad is that there's no possibility of pleasure from opening either of these. (RosÚs are intended for drinking on release - not for keeping for 35years!)

I don't think they'd do you any actual harm if you want to try them for the experience but I don't think you want to finish them.




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