Near the city of Speyer, Germany, the 4th century tomb of a noble Roman protected a bottle of fine wine.
We assume it’s fine wine, why else would it be buried? I once saw a bottle of Bundaberg Rum in a coffin, it’s the same principle, something of comfort to carry into the next life. Perhaps this is a bottle of the highly- praised Falernian from Campania.
Romans had their preferred wines, here’s a list of their better choices. Now I like a glass or two of a good wine and this must be an extra special drop, you certainly can’t argue with the vintage. But not all wine improves with age. 1700 years may be a tad too long.
Would you open it? Perhaps, but would you drink it?