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I have a bottle of 1964 Argentine Trumpeter Cabernet Sauvignon.  I wanted to know if it was any good or what should I do with it?

Hi Jean,

I don't know this one personally but recent vintages have gained positive reviews from American wine magazines so this may have been a good buy at the time.

The downside is that the reviews I've seen suggest that the wine is at its best around 3-4 years after the vintage so I'm afraid your bottle will have been in decline since around 1969. Which means there is virtually no chance that it will still be drinkable several decades later.

It would be impossible to sell lawfully, and the bottle is thus worthless, so your only realistic option would be to dump it. (It wouldn't do you any harm if you wanted to taste it en route to the tip but I'd be astonished if you wanted to finish the bottle.)




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