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I have a bottle of Chateau Gardour Lalande De Pomerol 1982, I was about to open it and a friend said no it might be worth something. So I was wondering how much is it worth?

Hi Yolanda,

It's always worth checking but I'm afraid your friend was being optimistic here.

Firstly: Lalande de Ps only command a fraction of the price of Pomerols,  led by Ch Petrus, and have a much shorter life.

Secondly: Only the very top 1982s still have much appeal or value after so long and this isn't one of the few.

Thirdly: The potential value is some way short of the minimum thresholds set by auctioneers so you'd find it very difficult to sell.

Sorry, but I'd go ahead and open it for the experience with something else, and younger, on standby in case the Gardour has declined too far to still give pleasure after so long.




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