1977 Dow's Silver Jubilee Port

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1977 Dow's Silver Jubilee Port

Post by georgeoliver » 14:22 Wed 31 Jul 2013

Hi

I have a case of 1977 Dow's Silver Jubilee Port (6 bottles). It has been stored in good conditions. I am not really a great fan of port, so I am interested in selling to someone who will enjoy it more than me. Does anyone have any guidance about the best way to sell, price etc.? It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

George

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1977 Dow's Silver Jubilee Port

Post by georgeoliver » 14:32 Wed 31 Jul 2013

I have a case of 6 bottles of 1977 Dow's Silver Jubilee Port. It has been well stored. I am not a great port drinker and would like to sell so someone else can enjoy it. Any advice on how best to sell and price guidelines would be greatly appreciated.

George

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Re: 1977 Dow's Silver Jubilee Port

Post by jdaw1 » 19:57 Wed 31 Jul 2013

George: you posted twice in different threads, though on the same subject, so I have brought the two posts together in this thread.

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Re: 1977 Dow's Silver Jubilee Port

Post by jdaw1 » 20:02 Wed 31 Jul 2013

Fine & Rare have D77 at £54. If you were to sell to a local wine merchant, or at auction, you could expect to achieve half of this: £27 × 6 = £162. (I’m assuming that you are UK-located. If not, extra clues please.)

If not corked and too many D77s are it is delicious. Drinking it yourself might be the better-value plan.

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Re: 1977 Dow's Silver Jubilee Port

Post by g-man » 20:07 Wed 31 Jul 2013

dow 77 goes for 100$ retail state side and about 85$ all in auction depending on the month.

as the retail mark up is typically 50% you should be able to get around 50-65$/btl from a retail shop if the bottles are good
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Re: 1977 Dow's Silver Jubilee Port

Post by uncle tom » 07:41 Thu 01 Aug 2013

There's quite a lot of Dow '77 around, and there has also been very little price evolution of the '77 vintage over the last few years.

However, 1977 was a pretty dire vintage for the French wine makers, so the significant 40th birthday market will be very port-focused in 2017.

It's therefore a pretty safe bet that prices will take a significant step up towards the end of 2016 - if you can wait that long!
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