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Hi I was just wondering if you could tell me about some wines I have. 1x vintage 1966 Chateauneuf dr pape appellation contrôlée , x2 clos des papes terroir castelpapal 1998. X2 2007 clos du mont Oliver chateauf du pape. I'd like to no if they are worth anything money wise, Do I keep them, or drink. Any help would be great thanks

Hi Luke,

I can't identify the 1966 CdP without knowing the full text from the label but this is now very old indeed, which means that it is not likely to give pleasure if you were to open it and has little value.

The 1998s are from an excellent vintage and that Clos des Papes is highly regarded but it won't improve with further age so I'd drink them fairly soon.

2007 was one of the best recent vintages in the Rhone and Clos du Mont Olivet is one of the many successes. These should now be nicely mature but will keep if you have them lying down in a cool dark place.

If you have it in mind to sell these, I'd expect a specialist wine auctioneer such as J Straker Chadwick's in Abergavenny ( to suggest catalogue figures of around £25/45 per for the '98s and '07s but much less for the '66.

Don't forget to allow for their commission.




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