F. Chamisso Filho et Silva Vintage Port 1815
1815 'Waterloo Vintage' "Rex" This rare bottle of port from the outstanding Waterloo vintage is from one of the leading producers of Port and the largest owner of the premium land in the Douro Valley.
Provenance: SAS Cornette de Saint Cyr, 3/23/2017
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The early 1800s was a watershed era for the vintners of Portugal’s Douro Valley, On one hand, the grape harvest of 1820, after fermenting and aging for four years, presented connoisseurs with a wine of remarkable sweetness, with “plenty of crust and plenty of color…and a well-stained cork,” according to T.G. Shaw, who recorded his views in Wine, the Vine, and the Cellar (1863), The remarkable vintage established Portuguese wine as a favorite among the British.