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Wine/Taittinger Rose 1979 Champagne


Hi, I have a question about a bottle of Taittinger Rose we have in the family. It is a 750ml bottle, has a good level, the label is in good condition. The color of the Champagne is strange to me though, looking through the green glass it seems it has a reddish brown color with some sediment or particles floating around in it. It is in what I would consider acceptable condition cosmetically, I'm just unsure of the color. I don't know this champagne's history, but was wondering if you could give a price estimate of any kind.


Hi Stephanie,

I don't think you'd be able to sell this lawfully as it's very old for a rosÚ, which many people prefer to drink while they retain the freshness the maker intended; and buyers would shy away from one with 'a reddish brown color with some sediment or particles floating around in it'.

Thus I can't see any value remaining, sorry!




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