Port for sale

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Port for sale

Post by vocalist » 16:55 Sat 10 May 2014

Hi,
My mum has given two bottles of port to sell which were purchased by my dad around the bottle dates. He died in 2011 and no-one else in the family drink port. He always kept the Sandeman in a covered rack and the Barros in it's box on it's side in the dining room (coolest room in the house). They have both been kept on their side since bringing them home where they have been kept on their side covered by a towel in the living room (heating hasn't worked here for several years!). I live in Enfield, Middx, UK - feel free to contact me with queries/offer on vocalistuk (@) yahoo.co.uk

Sandeman Vintage Port 1963
Porto Barros 1994

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PORTO BARROS 1994
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Re: Port for sale

Post by jdaw1 » 17:09 Sat 10 May 2014

Thank you for the excellent post with lots of good information. I don’t need either bottle, but others might.

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:35 Sun 11 May 2014

Retail pricing: Fine+Rare has the Sandeman 1963 at £112. So you ought to achieve about £56.

That Barros 1994 is rarer, but much less valuable. We have bought top-rank 1994s at £40 a bottle (thread), and Barros is third or fourth rank. Maybe £20, at a push.

Have you considered drinking the Port? A toast or few to your late father? By the time you have found a purchaser, and transported bottles to the purchaser, it isn’t worth it. Do consider drinking them.

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Post by DRT » 18:00 Sun 11 May 2014

I agree with jdaw1's advice.

As you live inside the M25 you are only a short train ride from our usual Port tasting venue in Holborn. You could consider using the bottles as tickets to attend a couple of tastings where you could sample a number of different Ports and decide whether or not you enjoy it.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Post by jdaw1 » 18:36 Sun 11 May 2014

DRT wrote:our usual Port tasting venue in Holborn.
The Bung Hole (57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel +44 20 7831 8365, streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk).

Often enough we have a tasting with a theme of “Bring a Bottle to Share”. Either or both would fit.

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Re: Port for sale

Post by vocalist » 15:50 Tue 13 May 2014

Thank you for the responses, invite and advice, however, no-one else in the family likes Port so it would not be appreciated and we are sure that is what Dad would have wanted. Mum still has a couple of bottles of his other favourite tipples which she is keeping for special occassions.

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