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Dow's, Vintage Port, 1945

Duty Paid, 1 bottle, 75cl

ID: 266260

Dow's, Vintage Port No Reserve
Dow's, Vintage Port No Reserve
Dow's, Vintage Port No Reserve
Dow's, Vintage Port No Reserve
Dow's, Vintage Port No Reserve
Dow's, Vintage Port No Reserve
Dow's, Vintage Port No Reserve
Dow's, Vintage Port No Reserve
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Description

“WOW! Served double blind, everything sniff & sip was a thrill. Overflowing with chocolate covered cherries, figs, plum and spice, the wine was rich, intense, long and complex. OK, it took 70 years to come around, but it was worth the wait for the next generation, or two from the original buyer. I really do not get young Port, but this was close to off the charts.”
99 Points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

A very fine looking bottle. Rather helpfully the glass is much more translucent than on later ports, so you can clearly see the level right on the crease of the neck and the shoulder. Part of the capsule covering has come away, but the revealed cork top is clean, dry and firm. The bottle has (of course!) been stored on its side and there's zero sign of historic or recent seepage.

The back story of this particular bottle is that it was gifted by the mayor of Porto to a UK dignitary (name omitted for discretion) – hence the dodgy presentation case that’ll come with it. You’re welcome :) – who subsequently stopped drinking and sold it to me. I’ve now decided with a heavy heart that it’s above my paygrade, so looking for a fourth home.
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Item Details

Item ID:

266260

Name:

Dow's, Vintage Port

Producer:

Dow's

Quantity / Size:

1 bottles, 75cl each

Bottle Format:

Bottle

Duty Status:

Duty Paid

Wine Packaging

Presentation Box

Country / Region:

Portugal, Port

Fill Level:

Base of Neck (BN)

Ended:

3rd Mar 2024 20:24

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Shipping

Courier
Buyer
UK Only
Seller does not accept returns

Dow's, Vintage Port, 1945

Price Realised

£440

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Description

“WOW! Served double blind, everything sniff & sip was a thrill. Overflowing with chocolate covered cherries, figs, plum and spice, the wine was rich, intense, long and complex. OK, it took 70 years to come around, but it was worth the wait for the next generation, or two from the original buyer. I really do not get young Port, but this was close to off the charts.”
99 Points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

A very fine looking bottle. Rather helpfully the glass is much more translucent than on later ports, so you can clearly see the level right on the crease of the neck and the shoulder. Part of the capsule covering has come away, but the revealed cork top is clean, dry and firm. The bottle has (of course!) been stored on its side and there's zero sign of historic or recent seepage.

The back story of this particular bottle is that it was gifted by the mayor of Porto to a UK dignitary (name omitted for discretion) – hence the dodgy presentation case that’ll come with it. You’re welcome :) – who subsequently stopped drinking and sold it to me. I’ve now decided with a heavy heart that it’s above my paygrade, so looking for a fourth home.
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Item Details

Item ID:

266260

Name:

Dow's, Vintage Port

Producer:

Dow's

Quantity / Size:

1 bottles, 75cl each

Bottle Format:

Bottle

Duty Status:

Duty Paid

Wine Packaging

Presentation Box

Country / Region:

Portugal, Port

Fill Level:

Base of Neck (BN)

Ended:

3rd Mar 2024 20:24

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Shipping

Courier
Buyer
UK Only
Seller does not accept returns

Price Realised

£440

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