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Hi David.  

Please see the picture below of the 1964 Bordeaux Rouge Superieur Table Wine - shipped by Auteuil Wine Merchants and Selected by Frank Packard.  

We opened this wine over the weekend and drank it - did I just drink the family's inheritance or was this considered a bottle with low or no value?

The cork fell apart when we tried to open it, but the wine was a full body Bordeaux.  I was VERY surprised that this wine my father purchased in New Jersey in the mid-1960's had not turned to vinegar.  Is it unusual that a bottle of "cheap red wine" is still drinkable 49 years later?

Thank you.

Hi Kathy,

You were very fortunate to find pleasure from such an old bottle of very basic Bordeaux, although 1964 was a very good vintage. Well done, and I hope your luck holds if you find another one!

It was effectively worthless as it would only be lawful for you to sell it to a merchant or via an auction house - and none would make an offer or accept such an old bottle of such low potential value.




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