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Marilyn Merlot 1988 ($2,000.00 ARE YOU SERIOUS)

eatmedrinkme Aug 18, 2009 02:03 PM

So a friend of mine's mother has a bottle of 1988 Mariyln Merlot that has been sitting in there wine cellar since I would imagine the 80's. Always assuming that these were just novelty wines I didn't really consider that they had much value to them. I found the marilynwines.com website and they are boasting this wine at $2,000.00. Is there validity to this? I mean this thing can't be worth a Petrus or Screaming Eagle!

Any information I can get on the subject the better

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  1. Strawman RE: eatmedrinkme Aug 19, 2009 05:43 AM

    What P.T. Barnum said..............

    I can't imagine anyone paying that kind of coin for one of these "wines" but the value, if there is one, isn't related to what's in the bottle but what's on the bottle.

    1. Gussie Finknottle RE: eatmedrinkme Aug 20, 2009 04:57 AM

      People collect them. There cabnnot be many 1988's left now. If someone is willing to pay $2K then it is worth $2K.

      But you won'tget $2K for it: someone willing to pay that much would buy direct from Marilyn Merlot. But they may be keen to pay you $1,800.00 :)

      Suggest you keep good car of it, especially the label

      1. Midlife RE: eatmedrinkme Aug 21, 2009 12:57 PM

        Yes..... as Gussie says, they are collectibles, like Elvis memorabilia. When I owned my wine shop I would get orders for each vintage from people around the US. They were always very specific that the labels had to be perfect and, if it was a case, that the box was the correct graphics and not damaged. I'd ship the wine in a styrofoam shipper and break down the case to be shipped separately in protective packaging. The wine, itself, is not great.

        1. TonyO RE: eatmedrinkme Aug 30, 2009 08:09 PM

          More foolishness.

          1. iluvcookies RE: eatmedrinkme Sep 1, 2009 10:02 PM

            I sold a bottle of the Frank Sinatra for $200 last year--- I imagine the bottle is the draw, not the wine,

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