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Good afternoon,

I have a 3.75 litre bottle of Duca d'Asti Barolo Riserva 1973. The bottle appears to be hand made as it is assimetrical and is in a wooden stand that tips to be able to serve the wine. The bottle has a cork label and a wax seal. I am curious as to the value of this bottle of wine and if you think anybody may be interested in buying it.

Anna Pointing

Hi Anna,

This wasn't a great vintage for Barolo and your bottle is now very old so it's difficult to suggest a value. The presentation might not attract wine enthusiasts either as I think you're describing a tourist souvenir.

None-the-less, you could probably find a buyer on eBay Spain ( - one of the few that accept wines. (You may have to work through a registered seller but I don't know their conditions and can't read Spanish!)




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