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Paul, I would appreciate a valuation on the 3 bottles of Dom perignon and Bollinger champagne that I have been gifted and a bottle of Graves BordeauxRed which I picked up approx. 15 years ago - many thanks
1995 Vintage Dom Perignon (Un boxed)
1993 Vintage Dom Perignon (Boxed)
1999 Bollinger Le Grande Annee (Boxed)
Graves Bordeaux Chateau Plantat 1997 (Un Boxed)

many thanks

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Hi Wayne

The bubbles are quite good.  In the US the 1995 Perignon sells for around $250, and the 1993 for closer to $300. The Bollinger is less pricey, at about $125.
But these are full retail prices in the US.  I suspect value would be lower in the UK...and a private collector will never see the full retail value.  You'll have to work through an auction house or retailer, and they will take a significant commission.

You might end up with about 60~70% of the value, if you are lucky.

The Chateau Plantat is not a top property,  and 1997 is quite a weak year in Bordeaux.  I wouldn't expect that wine to be of interest to collectors, and it won't have much value on the market.

Hope that helps?
Paul Wagner  

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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at rickandpaulwine.com, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.

Experience

30 years in the business.

Organizations
Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society

Publications
Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.

Education/Credentials
I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.

Awards and Honors
Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.

Past/Present Clients
Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.

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