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I have a bottle of unopened Krug & Co Champagne private cuvée. Extra sec 1961. Still in good condition perfect labels. Just lost some of the foil on the top of the bottle.  Where would i go to sell if i wanted to do so .

Hi Jo,

This is a famous Champagne and it's noted for its long life so this could have substantial value if it's always been kept lying down in a cool dark place. It may have lost some value though if the bottle isn't pristine - as your note about the foil suggests.

Come back telling me whereabouts you are and I'll see if I know a specialist wine auctioneer near you who could help; or you could try: - a merchant specialising in old wines (but they may not be interested in a single bottle). - an on-line auction house.

Replacement value for a pristine bottle would be around £500 retail, plus VAT, so I think you might hope to sell for £200/300.

Condition is everything though so don't expect to get even close to that for a scruffy bottle with a low fill!




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I have 40 year`s experience tasting, collecting and enjoying wines as an amateur enthusiast. Bordeaux and Port are my particular loves and I regularly buy and sell at auction. I have a good library and frequently participate in on-line discussions. I can only help with valuations, buying or selling if you tell me where you live as there are many variations around the world.


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