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Hi David,
I have a half bottle of Brut 1959 champagne pommery. Is it of any value?

Hi Dermot,

This was a famous Champagne vintage in its day but I'm afraid half bottles don't attract collectors as they age much more quickly than larger formats.

I don't think the potential value remaining would reach the minimum thresholds set by most auction houses so this wouldn't be easy to sell. So, sorry but I can't see any value here and I'd drink it for the experience - but with something else on stand-by in case it's declined too far to still be enjoyable.




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I have 40 year`s experience tasting, collecting and enjoying wines as an amateur enthusiast. Bordeaux and Port are my particular loves and I regularly buy and sell at auction. I have a good library and frequently participate in on-line discussions. I can only help with valuations, buying or selling if you tell me where you live as there are many variations around the world.


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