Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

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Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by tmiles » 11:31 Wed 10 Jul 2013

I have a case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port and would like to sell it.
Would anyone be able to tell the best way to do this and roughly how much I can expect to sell it for?

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Re: Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by jdaw1 » 11:52 Wed 10 Jul 2013

Some questions:
• Where is it? UK? USA?
• How did it come into your possession? Bought in the mid-1970s to commemorate your birth? Bought recently at auction? Other?
• Where has it been stored?

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Re: Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by tmiles » 12:03 Wed 10 Jul 2013

It's in the UK. London to be more specific.
The case was bought as a christening present in the late 80s.
It's been kept in a dry store.

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Re: Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by jdaw1 » 12:17 Wed 10 Jul 2013

tmiles wrote:It's been kept in a dry store.
Does that mean a dry shed, or something more?

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Re: Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by tmiles » 12:32 Wed 10 Jul 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
tmiles wrote:It's been kept in a dry store.
Does that mean a dry shed, or something more?
No it's indoors. It's a cool dark storage space where you'd keep things that don't need to be refridgerated.

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Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by djewesbury » 12:37 Wed 10 Jul 2013

Is Boa Vista the same as the Offley Forrester that AHB wrote a TN for here?
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Re: Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by jdaw1 » 13:48 Wed 10 Jul 2013

Yes.

1972 is regarded as a weak year, not helped by the industrial-alcohol scandal. And OBV at the lighter end of the shippers.

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Re: Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by tmiles » 14:11 Wed 10 Jul 2013

That's a shame. So it won't be easy to sell then.

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Post by jdaw1 » 14:16 Wed 10 Jul 2013

It would probably retail for and this is a guess something like £40-£50. Selling to a wine merchant, or via auction, you net about half of that.

The best thing to do is probably to drink it. Some bottles will be poor (add to your next Spaghetti Bolognese); some will be pleasant drinking.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 14:19 Wed 10 Jul 2013

tmiles wrote:That's a shame. So it won't be easy to sell then.
It may be easy but you won't get much money for it. As JDAW mentioned this vintage was seriously affected by the industrial alcohol issue and has a very poor reputation.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 14:20 Wed 10 Jul 2013

jdaw1 wrote:It would probably retail for and this is a guess something like £40-£50. Selling to a wine merchant, or via auction, you net about half of that.

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I suppose you mean for the case? I wouldn't pay more than 5-10 Pounds a bottle for this VP.

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Re: Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by uncle tom » 07:39 Wed 17 Jul 2013

Funnily enough, I picked up an unopened case of this at an auction in Cheshire yesterday for £280 + buyer's premium, which I think was a pretty fair price.
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Re: Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by Glenn E. » 16:16 Wed 17 Jul 2013

It's interesting... due to the reputation of the vintage and the industrial alcohol scandal, I'd probably buy one or two bottles as a curiosity for as much as $40 or $50 per bottle. But I would not be interested in a case of it unless it was exceedingly inexpensive because I doubt that I'd be interested in drinking it with any regularity.

In other words, I might give you $80 for two or $150 for the case. So you might do better trying to sell singles as curiosities.
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Post by g-man » 18:10 Wed 17 Jul 2013

i personally would wait till glenn bought it and i ask him to bring it to an offline sometime, in oh say, march, for me to try.
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Re: Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by DRT » 19:34 Wed 17 Jul 2013

I have agreed to purchase the case. Some of you will no doubt try it at some point in the future.
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Re: Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by Topper » 14:06 Tue 14 Oct 2014

Hello DRT

I just joinied forum, and not been into port for some time. I noticed you purchased a case of "Re: Unopened case of 1972 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port" -was wondering it turned out any good? or if any left!?


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Doug

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