Port 1887 Brand unknown

Unknown Shipper, No Label

Provenance: Christies South Kensington, 7/16/2000

Port 1887 Brand unknown (2361)
Vintage 1887
Alcohol 20.0 %
Button No button
Packaging No casing
Size 75 cl


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.