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Wine/bottle of bollingers special cuvee brut


Hi Mr Ling l have had this bottle since 1976 in box, and would like to know why the black label has "EXTRA" on it with 3 gold stars round gold circle and 1 black star with 5 lines trailing from it inside gold circle. l would be grateful if you could let me know if it is worth something if l sell it. It also has a number stamped near rim reading L531901.   thankyou

Hi Janine,

I'm not aware of any special significance to the 'Extra' so I think this is probably just a marketing aid.

Old NV Champagne isn't easy to sell in single-bottle quantities but several UK aucioneers sell wine for time to time so please come back telling me whereabouts you are and I'll see if I know one local to you who might be able to help.




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David Ling


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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