Port 1945 Brand unknown

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Provenance: Sotheby's Paris, 12/2/1998

Port 1945 Brand unknown (2583)
$ 519.00

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Size 70 cl
Vintage 1945
Vintage text Presumed pre-1945
Alcohol 20.0 %
Bottled 1953
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.