Port 1949 Cavendish

Vintage Port, 30 years, Matured in Oak Cask

Provenance: Omega Auctions, 7/14/2016

$ 1,509.00

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Size 75 cl
Vintage 1949
Alcohol 20.0 %
Classification Vintage Port
Fill level Top shoulder


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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