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I have 5 bottles of wine left in dark cupboard for a number of years and wish to find out if they are worth anyt<span id=google_temp_span></span>hing or indeed
if they are suitable for drinking.  They are listed below:-

1998 White Bordeaux Lafite Barons de Rothschild Reserve Special

1988 Red Bordeaux Superior Chateau La Grand Tour (Christian Dumas)

1999 Red Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux

1990 Red Chateau Haut-Belloc Premieres Cotes de Blaye (P.Guillon)

1997 Red French World cup commenmoration bottle.

Thank you and look forward to hearing from you.  Thanks again.

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Hi Brenda,

I'm afraid there's nothing here that would excite bidders at a specialist wine auction but they should mostly still be enjoyable examples of their types and ready to drink.

I always have reservations though about commemorative bottlings as they are usually low-cost wines sold at high prices through skilful marketing and hype.

Regards,

David
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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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