Benchmark got a load of port

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Benchmark got a load of port

Post by SushiNorth » 01:32 Wed 08 Aug 2018

Got a surprising email from Benchmark (a consigner). Seems like someone is unloading quite a bit of port (check out some of the quantities). also, I'm 99% sure they have a premium on top of these prices, but you can contact them to find out. [if this is in the wrong forum, pls move]

"We are thrilled to share an incredible new collection filled with world-class dessert wines of Port and Sauternes. These come from a collector who stored his wines in a temperature controlled cellar on the east side of Los Angeles."
Here are the ports:

Dow Port 1970 ~ 3 @ $105 WS94 signs of seepage
Dow Port 1970 ~ 5 @ $175 WS94
Dow Port 1977 ~ 2 @ $85 HH96 signs of seepage
Dow Port 1977 ~ 4 @ $139 HH96

Fonseca Vintage Port 1963 ~ 2 @ $369 WA96 chipped wax capsule
Fonseca Vintage Port 1963 ~ 18 @ $239 WA96 signs of seepage
Fonseca Vintage Port 1963 ~ 1 @ $239 WA96 signs of seepage, nicked capsule
Fonseca Vintage Port 1963 ~ 2 @ $239 WA96 signs of seepage, torn label
Fonseca Vintage Port 1963 ~ 5 @ $399 WA96
Fonseca Vintage Port 1966 ~ 2 @ $149 WS97 signs of seepage, wine stained label
Fonseca Vintage Port 1970 ~ 1 @ $119 WA95 signs of seepage
Fonseca Vintage Port 1970 ~ 5 @ $199 WA95
Fonseca Vintage Port 1977 ~ 10 @ $149 WS100 signs of seepage
Fonseca Vintage Port 1977 ~ 28 @ $245 WS100
Fonseca Vintage Port 1985 ~ 12 @ $109 WA93, WS93
Fonseca Vintage Port 2003 ~ 30 @ $69 V97, WS96
Fonseca Vintage Port 2011 ~ 36 @ $85 WA97-99, WS98

Graham`s Vintage Port 1945 ~ 9 @ $629 WA97 signs of seepage
Graham`s Vintage Port 1945 ~ 3 @ $1049 WA97
Graham`s Vintage Port 1970 ~ 1 @ $149 WS94, WA93 nicked capsule
Graham`s Vintage Port 1970 ~ 17 @ $159 WS94, WA93
Graham`s Vintage Port 1977 ~ 8 @ $69 WA93, WS91 signs of seepage
Graham`s Vintage Port 1977 ~ 1 @ $69 WA93, WS91 signs of seepage, wine stained label
Graham`s Vintage Port 1977 ~ 1 @ $109 WA93, WS91 torn label
Graham`s Vintage Port 1977 ~ 10 @ $89 WA93, WS91 wine stained label
Graham`s Vintage Port 1977 ~ 30 @ $115 WA93, WS91
Graham`s Vintage Port 1977 1.5L ~ 1 @ $225 WA93 damp stained label
Graham`s Vintage Port 1977 375ml ~ 1 @ $55 WA93
Graham`s Vintage Port 1983 ~ 32 @ $99 WS93, WA92
Graham`s Vintage Port 1985 ~ 8 @ $65 WA96, WS96 signs of seepage
Graham`s Vintage Port 1985 ~ 36 @ $109 WA96, WS96
Graham`s Vintage Port 1985 375ml ~ 1 @ $30 WA96, WS96 signs of seepage
Graham`s Vintage Port 1985 375ml ~ 23 @ $49 WA96, WS96

Taylor (Fladgate) Quinta de Vargellas Port 1974 ~ 1 @ $119 chipped wax capsule
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1963 ~ 10 @ $329 WS97, WA95
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1970 ~ 2 @ $145 WE99 chipped wax capsule, signs of seepage
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1970 ~ 1 @ $215 WE99 chipped wax capsule, tsl
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1970 ~ 19 @ $145 WE99 signs of seepage
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1970 ~ 2 @ $145 WE99 signs of seepage, wine stained label
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1970 ~ 1 @ $145 WE99 torn label, signs of seepage
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1970 ~ 1 @ $145 WE99 wine stained label, signs of seepage
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1970 ~ 10 @ $239 WE99
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1977 ~ 1 @ $179 WS97, WA96 damp stained label, scuffed label
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1977 ~ 36 @ $119 WS97, WA96 signs of seepage
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1977 ~ 18 @ $199 WS97, WA96
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1985 ~ 2 @ $69 WS93 signs of seepage
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 1985 ~ 22 @ $115 WS93
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 2003 ~ 9 @ $75 WE97, WA95
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port 2011 ~ 24 @ $85 WA96-98, WS97
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Re: Benchmark got a load of port

Post by Andy Velebil » 05:44 Wed 08 Aug 2018

Their pricing is horrible 98% of the time. Massive mark ups. As for these lots. I’d assume it’s all from the same person for the ports. If so, look at how many leakers there are. Obviously poor storage which is a real shame. I got the email and the poor descriptions were a huge turn off.


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Re: Benchmark got a load of port

Post by SushiNorth » 16:01 Thu 09 Aug 2018

Yeah, it mostly left me wondering "Who's selling that much port?" Who's even got that much port from reasonable vintages, with conditions that are more aligned to "i just want to drink it" rather than "i only buy to resell." It seemed either like a restaurant, or one of us!
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