Valuation Question

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chris5317
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Valuation Question

Post by chris5317 » 12:23 Thu 07 Jun 2018

Hi - does anyone have an idea of how much this bottle may be worth, recently gifted to me. Thanks
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Re: Valuation Question

Post by DRT » 21:20 Thu 07 Jun 2018

You should change your username to "LuckyChris5317" :D

That bottle would sell for between £500 and £1000 from a reputable wine merchant and at the lower end of that range at auction or a private sale.

It also happens to be fabulous Port provided it has been stored properly. The fabulousness cannot be overstated.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: Valuation Question

Post by PhilW » 21:41 Thu 07 Jun 2018

In rough agreement with DRT. In top condition this would retail for £800-1200, and hence you would be likely to obtain £400-600 if you were to sell it privately or at auction. Regarding condition, the capsule/seal looks good, but you would need to check the level of the wine in the bottle; if this is in the neck, and the wine is a deep red colour, then your bottle is excellent. If below the join of neck and body of the bottle, or the wine is faded/orange, then this these would reduce the price significantly. And yes, if it is good condition, this is a fabulous port.

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Re: Valuation Question

Post by chris5317 » 07:52 Fri 08 Jun 2018

Ok wow, that’s amazing. I will check the cork and Liquid level tonight. Without sounding stupid how can I check the colour the bottle looks very dark, I presume a torch ?
I understand there is a for sale part of this fours so I may list on there later this month.
Thanks for your replies.

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Re: Valuation Question

Post by chris5317 » 07:54 Fri 08 Jun 2018

Forum not fours !

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Re: Valuation Question

Post by uncle tom » 12:20 Fri 08 Jun 2018

The capsule looks original, but the label says 'decanted from the original bottles..' - although the space for the decant date is left blank.

Decanting removes the port from its sediment ready for drinking, and it used to be common practice for wine merchants to decant bottles as a service to their clients. However, once separated from its sediment, vintage port does not age well, so a decanted bottle should be drunk without too much delay.

I would be inclined to believe that this bottle has not been decanted, despite what it says on the label; but if you offered to sell it to a wine merchant or at auction, I suspect that label text would adversely affect its value.

It is however, a superb wine to be gifted to you!
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Valuation Question

Post by chris5317 » 14:28 Fri 08 Jun 2018

Thanks for the feedback Tom, appreciated.

I've only ever tried supermarket port to date, some of which I do like and is vert drinkable, if not too drinkable.

Decisions, decisions .. deciding whether to keep or sell at the moment.

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Re: Valuation Question

Post by chris5317 » 16:44 Fri 15 Jun 2018

This bottle is now for sale on the 'selling thread'

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Re: Valuation Question

Post by jdaw1 » 12:59 Sun 24 Jun 2018

Link to Taylor 1948 for sale.

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