ST MICHAEL 1987 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT

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ST MICHAEL 1987 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT

Post by Connorchloeskye » 17:04 Mon 04 Sep 2017

I got given this bottle of port around 30 years ago which has been stored in a dark cool cupboard in the basket that it came in. Does anyone know is current worth, or would anyone want to make me an offer for it?

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Re: ST MICHAEL 1987 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT

Post by DRT » 21:07 Mon 04 Sep 2017

Hi,

I assume "St Michael" is the old brand name used by Marks & Spencer?

I'm sorry to say it isn't worth much at all - perhaps a tenner - and is likely to be past its best. It will probably still drink ok so I would suggest you open it with some friends.

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Post by Connorchloeskye » 04:50 Tue 05 Sep 2017

Yes it is the brand name of marks and spencer. Thank you for your reply much appreciated.

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Re: ST MICHAEL 1987 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT

Post by AHB » 13:45 Tue 05 Sep 2017

Late Bottled Vintage ports are rarely made to be aged in the bottle and the St Michael LBV is one which was not.

I suspect that Derek is overestimating the worth of the bottle, I strongly suspect that it is worth approximately nothing.

But the good news is that it will probably still be quite tasty. I'd suggest you open it and if you like it, share it with friends, but if you're less convinced then use it in cooking instead of a red wine.
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Re: ST MICHAEL 1987 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT

Post by Connorchloeskye » 13:57 Tue 05 Sep 2017

Thank you. All replies are very Welcome as I know absolutely zilch about port

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