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Wine/Dom Perignon


I have a bottle of 1976 Dom that was purchased in London in the early '80's. It has moved with me several times over the years and I have tried to keep it in a cool place.  It is still in the original box though the box seal is broken.  I noticed there is some sediment in the wine now.  Does this mean that it's turned and no longer of any value?

Hi Delphine,

This is now very old, even for a Champagne of this class, so some sediment is inevitable.

If you have it in mind to sell this, I suggest you ask Wine Commune ( to arrange for this to be valued with as view to entering it into their auction system.




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