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Selo under/over capsule

Posted: 09:10 Mon 07 May 2018
by richmills
A quick question for the experts (well, everyone's an expert compared to me :D )

I have a few bottles of Taylor '77 that I've acquired over the years from different sources most of which have a selo under the capsule. I've just bought another couple of bottles that arrived last week, and they have the selo just stuck on top of the capsule. Everything else about the bottles looks exactly the same as all the other Taylors '77 I've seen. What's the reason for the difference?

Cheers, Rich.

Re: Selo under/over capsule

Posted: 16:16 Thu 10 May 2018
by uncle tom
Probably a re-corked late release. If you look at the ones with the selo under the capsule, is there some seepage or crusting round the base of the foils?

The original corks on T77 were very poor quality.

Re: Selo under/over capsule

Posted: 18:07 Thu 10 May 2018
by PhilW
A lot, if not the majority(?) of bottles I have seen of Oporto-bottled Taylor from the '60s and '70s seems to have the selo over the top of the capsule. From '80 onwards it seems to be some under, some over.

Re: Selo under/over capsule

Posted: 09:23 Fri 18 May 2018
by DRT
The bottles with the selo under the capsule will have been shipped soon after release. Those with the selo over the top will have been shipped from Oporto many years later. The selo is normally applied immediately before shipping.

I don't think they will have been re-corked otherwise the selo could have gone under a new capsule.

Re: Selo under/over capsule

Posted: 08:08 Mon 21 May 2018
by richmills
DRT wrote:
09:23 Fri 18 May 2018
The bottles with the selo under the capsule will have been shipped soon after release. Those with the selo over the top will have been shipped from Oporto many years later. The selo is normally applied immediately before shipping.

I don't think they will have been re-corked otherwise the selo could have gone under a new capsule.
Ah that makes sense, thanks. Definitely not recorked in my opinion; the capsule looks to be just as old as the ones with the selo under.
Cheers, Rich.