Warre 1977

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ppkman
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Warre 1977

Post by ppkman » 17:53 Sat 02 Aug 2014

I have three magnums of Warre 1977 that I would like to sell.
I bought these in the early 1980's and they have been stored in my wine rack ever since - undisturbed for the last 16 years.
Conditions in cool home temperature - not in a cellar. I live in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds near Lechlade.
Please advise best options.
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Post by djewesbury » 18:22 Sat 02 Aug 2014

ppkman wrote:I have three magnums of Warre 1977 that I would like to sell.
I bought these in the early 1980's and they have been stored in my wine rack ever since - undisturbed for the last 16 years.
Conditions in cool home temperature - not in a cellar. I live in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds near Lechlade.
Please advise best options.
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Please can you post pictures that show
- the level of the wine in the bottle
- the general condition of the bottles
- the state of the capsules - is there any leakage or seepage?

Pictures can be posted using the Upload attachment button on the message page. Choose your file and then 'place inline'. Remember to resize really enormous files so that they're not too big on the page..

Is the wine rack in a normal room in the house, in which case the bottles will have been between (say) 16 and 22 fairly constantly all the time they've been with you?

Have you read our standard advice (a sticky on the Selling Port page) to sellers - since you're selling privately, you should not expect to get full retail price; typically, private sales, at auction or otherwise, get about half of retail (bear in mind that prices listed on wine-searcher exclude duty and VAT also). Often the prices you can get are not very high and the option of drinking the port yourself may be preferable, if you can stomach it..

But this is an interesting lot and depending on the condition there could be interest.
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Re: Warre 1977

Post by djewesbury » 11:05 Sun 03 Aug 2014

Geoff, have sent you another PM..
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Re: Warre 1977

Post by Justin K » 22:09 Wed 06 Aug 2014

Gone to a good home, well at least mine is good can't vouch for the other two. This could turn out to be a long term adoption rather than a fostering!

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Post by djewesbury » 00:32 Thu 07 Aug 2014

Justin K wrote:Gone to a good home, well at least mine is good can't vouch for the other two. This could turn out to be a long term adoption rather than a fostering!
Good man Justin. I look forward to finding the occasion to savour this soon...
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Re: Warre 1977

Post by LGTrotter » 00:44 Thu 07 Aug 2014

Or a bad home, where it will be used to smite the first representative of any political party to present themselves at my door in pursuance of the 2015 general election.

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Post by AHB » 22:30 Fri 08 Aug 2014

LGTrotter wrote:Or a bad home, where it will be used to smite the first representative of any political party to present themselves at my door in pursuance of the 2015 general election.
If you could let me have your address, I will be there to extol the virtues of, and to represent, each and every political party offering candidates in the 2015 general election. I can bring glasses and a corkscrew if it would help.
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Re: Warre 1977

Post by DRT » 00:02 Sat 09 Aug 2014

AHB wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:Or a bad home, where it will be used to smite the first representative of any political party to present themselves at my door in pursuance of the 2015 general election.
If you could let me have your address, I will be there to extol the virtues of, and to represent, each and every political party offering candidates in the 2015 general election. I can bring glasses and a corkscrew if it would help.
As AHB goes through his repertoire of representing each party I am happy to play the Alastair Darling to his Alex Salamander.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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