QUESTION: Hi David,
I have inherited a collection of wines, some as old as 1955 and some as current as 1982. The funny thing is I don't drink much wine or any other alcohol. On the other hand the gentleman who had this collection had a nice wine cellar and enjoyed a variety of wines and even some scotch. I was thinking I should sell these wines to someone who would enjoy drinking them. Some of these wines/ports originate from CA, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Japan. I have begun to compile of list of what I now have. Do you have any suggestions on where or to whom I should go to sell these? Or even how I can find the value of these? I live in the US. Thank you for your time. Here's a list of some of French wines:Cordier Chateau Gruaud LaroseFrance 1964, Chateau-Lascombes France 1981,Chateau-Montlau(Bordeaux superieur)France 1971, Chateau-Lascombes(Margaux)France 1979,Chateau le Mugron (Bordeaux)France 1971,Chateau Grand-Pontet France 1964,Chateau Gruaud-Larose (Cordier-Bordeaux)France 1981,Chateau Bellegarde France 1971, Chateau Prieure Lichine (Margaux)France 1982,Chateau Haut-Cousin France 1970, Chateau Giscoures (Margaux)France 1971, Chateau Gloria (St.Julian)France 1986,Chateau Beychevelle France 1985,
Chateau Dyguem lur-Saluces France 1969, Chateau la Pointe Grand Cru Pomerol (Bordeaux)France 1964, Chateau le Mugron France 1971
Chateau Ausone (St.Emilion)France 1961,Mouton - Cadet France 1971, Beaune les epe nottes France 1966,Graves Rouge France 1971,
Marquis-De Goulaine Muscaudlt France 1976,Vosne-Romanee les Beaux-Monts France 1970,Medoc France 1971,Langua Barton and Guestier France 1964,Corton origine domaime Lionel J. Bruck 1955,
LaRose Trintaudon France 1974.
ANSWER: Hi Dorothy,
The stars of this collection are the '69 Yquem and the '61 Ausone that would both cost you $750.00 to $1000.00 to replace if the bottles are in good condition in terms of color, level, label and capsule.
I suggest you invite Wine Commune (http://www.winecommune.com/
) to review your list professionally with a view to entering the wines into their on-line auction system. But don't expect similar values for everything as the '71 Mouton Cadet, for example, is worthless I'm afraid.
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QUESTION: Thank you so much for your help. I will check with Wine Commune. I have compiled more of them to my list now.
Bourgogne Passetoutgrain France 1969
Beaune 1er Cru France 1969
B & G Chateau La Fite Rothschild France 1964
B & G Puligny-Macon France 1970
B & G Puligny-Montrachet France 1972
B & G Puligny-Montrachet France 1971
B & G Gevrey-Chamber tin France 1967
Morey Saint Denis France 1959
Leoville Barton France 1961
Ste.Michelle (Cabenet) WA 1971
Sebastiani (Cabernet Sauvigenon)1968
J. Lohr (Zinfindel)1976
Oakville Vineyards (Zinfindel)CA 1972
J. Pedroncelli 1972
Kendal Jackson CA 1990
Heitz Cellar CA
Pernod France (Bordeaux)France
Cabernet Sauvignon CA 1969
Cognac Marcel Maurin France
GOLDFIDDCH Scotch Scotland 10 yr old
Collector's Reserve Rare Port Portugal
Vinho Da Porto Portugal 1937
Byrrh France 19??
Muscatel Golden (dessert wine) Spain
Vinaiare triple clarifie (Bordeaux) France
Fuki plum Japan
Konocti (Cabernet Sauvignon)1987
Le Piat en pap France 1971
Orvieto Classico (white wine) Italy 1991
Schramsberg (champaign) CA 19??
Asti Spumante Italy
Napa Valley Table Wine (lot 73) CA
Akadam Plum Royal CA
Liquore Galliano (grinaden)Italy
Tia Maria Liqueur (jamiean)
Prince Charles Edwards (Drambuie)Scotland 19??
Vermouth Martini & Rossi
St. Raphael (Vermouth) France
The stars of this batch are the '64 Lafite that would cost you $775.00/$2000.00 plus, plus duty, to replace and the '61 Leoville-Barton that's currently on offer in the USA at prices ranging from $250.00 to $ $1,795.00, plus duty.
But I can't see significant value in most wines below the L-B in your list. (I'm no expert in Californian wines though so there may be gems from there that I don't recognise.)
And please come back with the full label text from 'Collector's Reserve Rare Port Portugal
Vinho Da Porto Portugal 1937' so that I can identify it as this could interest collectors too.