Port 1934 Ryst
The Old Corner Shop, Original carton box, Bottled in 1973
Provenance: Drouot-R, 4/24/1999
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|Fill level||Mid shoulder|
|Packaging||Original carton box|
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.