Fake bottles of Port

Anything to do with Port.
Post Reply
forest26
Niepoort LBV
Posts: 256
Joined: 19:32 Tue 25 Mar 2014

Fake bottles of Port

Post by forest26 » 17:14 Tue 06 Mar 2018

I am seeing more fake bottles being offered recently both at auction and offered privately.
These dubious examples were offered to me today. Hopefully they will not turn up at auction. There was also a Taylor 24.
GRahams-1940.jpg
GRahams-1940.jpg (211.77 KiB) Viewed 1041 times
1948 Vintage Warres Quinta da Cavadinha.jpg
1948 Vintage Warres Quinta da Cavadinha.jpg (48.09 KiB) Viewed 1041 times

User avatar
flash_uk
Dow 1980
Posts: 2761
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: Fake bottles of Port

Post by flash_uk » 18:52 Tue 06 Mar 2018

Julian - maybe don't publish that book after all....

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11943
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Fake bottles of Port

Post by AHB » 18:30 Tue 13 Mar 2018

Sworders have some mixed lots coming up soon - lots which I am sure I looked closely at last auction and decided not to bid for, despite the purported age of the bottles.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

PhilW
Dow 1980
Posts: 2721
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: Fake bottles of Port

Post by PhilW » 15:11 Mon 19 Mar 2018

forest26 wrote:
17:14 Tue 06 Mar 2018
I am seeing more fake bottles being offered recently both at auction and offered privately.
These dubious examples were offered to me today. Hopefully they will not turn up at auction. There was also a Taylor 24.
Thanks for the heads-up Tony; are you ok with me adding those images to my known and believe fakes page?
AHB wrote:
18:30 Tue 13 Mar 2018
Sworders have some mixed lots coming up soon - lots which I am sure I looked closely at last auction and decided not to bid for, despite the purported age of the bottles.
The only old lot I can see there is a single lot comprising T24 and T48, so am assuming that might be the one you're referring to. Looking at the high-res image of those bottles, the T24 either has a replacement label (or is a very poor fake), and the T48 looks potentially genuine; however they both have poor levels - the T24 being VERY low - which also makes me think it less likely they are faked, as well as not being worth bidding for.

Post Reply