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chateau carbonnieux
chateau carbonnieux  
My recently deceased father-in-law left the following, are they worth anything please
chateau la tour st bonnet medoc 1971, domaine de la fleur 1964, chateauneuf du pape 1970, taittinger comtes de champagne 1953, taittinger reims 1955, henkell trocken 1956, chateau leoville-barton saint-julien 1960, chateau rauzan gassies year unknown, chateau carbonnieux graves de leognan 1920. Attached photo of the last one as its the oldest. Bottles all a bit battered but can send photos of any that are interesting. I am in lincolnshire, uk.

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Hi Stephen,

I'm afraid these are all very old to have significant value now - and if what appears to be a very low level on that Carbonnieux is typical, then they will be very difficult to sell at all.

I suggest you take them to Bigwood's in Stratford-upon-Avon by appointment next time you are in the area as they often get good prices for old oddments. Don't set any reserves and keep your fingers crossed!

http://www.bigwoodauctioneers.com/

Regards,

David

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