‘Bordeaux Treasure’ Discovered!
June 16, 2017
A bottle of Bordeaux wine was discovered at the Château Coutet, a world-renowned winery in the center of St. Emilion in Bordeaux (France). The wine discovered is believed to be the oldest Bordeaux wine.
A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France.
HOW OLD IS THE WINE?
Specialists think that the wine dates from the 1750s.
HOW WAS IT DISCOVERED?
It was an accidental discovery. A worker was attempting to move a broken wine rack in the cellar when he came across a pile of dirt underneath that seemed a little out of place. After examining the mound of soil, the worker came across an emery sealed bottle, which specialists now believe is the oldest bottle of Bordeaux wine ever found.
HOW ABOUT AUTHENTICITY?
Tests have already been carried out on the bottle by a leading glass expert to determine the age of the bottle. It took four years to check the chemical make-up of the bottle, whilst also looking at its heart-shaped stopper, before drawing the conclusion that the wine was bottled in the 1700s
WHEN CAN ANYBODY TASTE IT?
It is unlikely to ever get a taste of the drink as opening the bottle will invalidate Château Coutet’s claim to owning oldest Bordeaux wine in the world. Moreover, experts say that for a bottle that is over 200 years old, the chances are the wine is spoilt, so perhaps it’s not so bad that nobody will get a sip.