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Wine/value of 1983 les douelles bordeaux



I live in Dana Point, California. Tonight I was presented with a gift of a bottle of Les Douelles Bordeaux 1983 wine, a Monsieur Henri Selection. Any idea of what this bottle might be worth? I have owned a deli in Dana Point for 26 years called Tutor and Spunky's. A grateful customer presented me with this bottle.

Tom Blake

That wine is good petite chateaux Bordeaux from a good not great vintage. It's a wine that ideally should have been consumed 10 or more years ago. If it's been perfectly stored it's possible that it still has some character. On release it may have cost $5-10. Value-wise now, if you could ever find it in pristine condition it might get a bid of $20 -$40 at auction. Don't wait to drink it.


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