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QUESTION: I have a magnum of mouton-cadet/Baron Philippe de Rothschild 1970-is it of value?
I live in Liverpool England.
The label also reads:

Appellation bordeux controlee

La Bergerie
Shipped by Edward Young & co
London Liverpool & Glasgow

Thank you for your time

ANSWER: Hi Anita,

I'm afraid this is now very old indeed for a merchant blend so little value remains.

It might just be worth asking Silverwood's in Clitheroe ( if they'd accept it for one of the wine auctions they hold from time to time. But I wouldn't be surprised if they decline it as unlikely to reach their minimum value threshold.



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QUESTION: Many thanks David
I also have a magnum of Champagne Millennium Bollinger Edition Especiale
Produce of France Brut
Is this worth anything? Is it drinkable?
Thank you for your time
Kind regards

Hi Anita,

I'm afraid I couldn't suggest a value for this Bollinger unless you can authenticate that it is as you describe.

I'm not sure if Silverwood's would have the detailed knowledge to do this for you but, if they do, I'm sure they'll be aware that a huge quantity of fake Bollinger in magnums was distributed around the NW by crooks seeking to cash-in on Millenium celebrations. (See:

But if they aren't willing to get involved with a possible fraud, please come back with a close-up photo of the label in case i can spot anything obvious.

I hope my fears are unfounded.




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