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1991 Birth Year Wines

July 11, 2011
Question by: Ben, Great Britain


My son was born in 1991.  if I was to buy a bottle of Vintage Port how long will it stay fresh in the bottle?  The idea is that it would be a long term gift for him to open on his 50th.


Hello Ben,   Your son timed his arrival well - 1991 was a year in which many of our brands declared Vintage Ports.  If you use the Knowledge Base Select Year drop down on the left side bar to look up 1991 you will be able to read a general review of the year, and see icons at the top of the page for all the brands which declared or bottled Vintage Ports that year.  Graham's, Dow's and Warre's are all renowned for their long life in bottle, and cellared properly, your son will be able to enjoy them at any time during his life (after attaining legal age, of course!).  Click on any brand icon on the Vintage Report to see a range of tasting notes about that wine to help guide you in your selection.  If you want to know more about how to store the Vintage Port to ensure a long life, read our guidelines about Storing Port, under the Enjoying Port menu tab at the top of the page. 

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