1981 Châteauneuf de Pape

Bought this bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape a heck of a long time ago and am wondering if anyone out there has any notion of whether a) it has any value, b) if it’s even drinkable, and c) what it might go well with if I do decide to drink it.

If you know anything about any of this, comment, please.

The bottle

1981 Châteauneuf de Pape


The label

1981 Châteauneuf du Pape, the label


1981 Chateauneuf du Pape

1981 Chateauneuf du Pape, the neck


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2 thoughts on “1981 Châteauneuf de Pape

  1. Hi Stephen,
    Not sure if my information is above because it didn’t show up for me, so:
    I work with Lulu.com, and just happened to be on your site today. So this is a little information I found on 2 sites that may or may not be helpful to you (one is retail price comparison, the other is a tasting history, information and additional links about the wine, including best drinking years.
    Have a great day!

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