Port 1940 Gilberts

Tawny Sweet, Glass Button with Initials, Matured in Wood, Bottled 1990

Provenance: Aste Bolaffi, 11/17/2016

$ 749.00

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Size 75 cl
Vintage 1940
Alcohol 20.0 %
Bottled 1990
Button Glass button
Classification Tawny Port
Fill level Base neck


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.


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