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I was offered a case of Maucaillou Bordeaux Superieure 1973. I know it is past it's peak, but I was wondering if it is worth purchasing. The bottles have always been stored under optimal conditions and are in perfect condition.

As I can't find any info about older vintages of Maucaillou Bordeaux Supérieur or about its value I was wondering what you think the value of six bottles would be and if it is worth buying.
 
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Is the Maucaillou a Cru Bourgeois from Moulis-en-Medoc ? Maybe it used to be a Bordeaux Superieur...

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1973 is my birth year. Last time I asked whether ANY bordeaux would be a good buy to celebrate my 40th next year, very experienced forumites told me to run away faster than Forrest Gump.


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I had a 73 Ch. Kirwan Margaux a few years back that I found to be very good, even if the Chateau's people told me to run from it. For the price paid (30$ for one bottle), thought I had nothing to loose, and thankfully, it showed well. Even did a TN here I think...

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1973 is my birth year. Last time I asked whether ANY bordeaux would be a good buy to celebrate my 40th next year, very experienced forumites told me to run away faster than Forrest Gump.


Here's the TN: 73 Kirwan

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Originally posted by Merengue:
1973 is my birth year. Last time I asked whether ANY bordeaux would be a good buy to celebrate my 40th next year, very experienced forumites told me to run away faster than Forrest Gump.


Here's the TN: 73 Kirwan

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Thanks for the note. Cool I am waiting for my first "oldie" next year. I will be a Ridge Montebello though.


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I was offered a case of Maucaillou Bordeaux Superieure 1973. I know it is past it's peak, but I was wondering if it is worth purchasing. The bottles have always been stored under optimal conditions and are in perfect condition.

As I can't find any info about older vintages of Maucaillou Bordeaux Supérieur or about its value I was wondering what you think the value of six bottles would be and if it is worth buying.


No, run away. In perfect condition this will still be crap


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Thanks for your replies! I ran away from it, this is what Chateau Maucaillou had to say about it:

Thank you for your interest in our productions.
We are not at the origin of this wine and can give you more information about it.
We don't know this Wine Merchant and Château Maucaillou is a Moulis en Médoc and not a Bordeaux Supérieur.
Given the uncertain provenance and the truly exceptional vintage (!), I think it is better to make your investment on a much newer Château Maucaillou.
I remain at your disposal.
 
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Originally posted by Sander:
I was offered a case of Maucaillou Bordeaux Superieure 1973. I know it is past it's peak, but I was wondering if it is worth purchasing. The bottles have always been stored under optimal conditions and are in perfect condition.

As I can't find any info about older vintages of Maucaillou Bordeaux Supérieur or about its value I was wondering what you think the value of six bottles would be and if it is worth buying.


No, run away. In perfect condition this will still be crap


A huge +1! The 1973s were tired by 1980 and most, if not all, have been dead for decades


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If you dont find a convincing 1973, i'd suggest a 40 year old Tawny Port instead, or a 40 year old Madeira.

Pereira d'Oliveira has produced some vintage 1973 Madeira

Fortnum&Mason in London has/had some "over 40 year" Boal from Barbeito.

40 year old Tawny is available from many of the fameous Port houses, Taylor's, Noval, Graham's, Delaforce, Portal, ...

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