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Port 1896 Brand Unknown

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Provenance: Christies London, 3/17/2016

$ 6,349.00

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Size 75 cl
Vintage 1896
Vintage text Presumed 1896
Alcohol 20.0 %
Fill level Below Shoulder

Port

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.