Two vintage bottles of Port for sale

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matthew taylor
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Two vintage bottles of Port for sale

Post by matthew taylor » 14:54 Sat 09 Mar 2019

Hi I have two bottles of port which were my fathers. They were stored correctly by him for many years in a cool dark cellar where he stored lots of other wines. I have had them for about 4 years, have stored them on their side but not in the complete dark and in a space where the temperature is a little more variable. You can see the condition of the bottles from the photos one is a 1945 Armandio's Old Tawny Port bottled in 1973. The other is a 1952 Porto Colheita, not sure when it was bottled but think it says 1974. I am never going to drink them so thought someone out there might like them am open to offers.
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Re: Two vintage bottles of Port for sale

Post by jdaw1 » 00:06 Sun 10 Mar 2019

Thank you for posting here, and eloquently with pictures. Please say where in the world you are — or, more importantly, where the bottles are.

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Re: Two vintage bottles of Port for sale

Post by DRT » 00:40 Sun 10 Mar 2019

Hi, is the 1952 slightly seeping? It looks from the first picture that it might be a bit "sticky" around the broken wax capsule.
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Re: Two vintage bottles of Port for sale

Post by matthew taylor » 11:48 Sun 10 Mar 2019

Hi, I am in Cornwall. And yes the top of the Porto 52 is sticky where the wax has broken.

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