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Value of a Tawny

July 11, 2011
Question by: Vicki, New Zealand

Q:

I have a bottle of tawny port you put out for the marriage of Lady Diana and Prince Charles in 1981. Do you know if this holds any value?
 

A:

Hi Vicki, Tawny ports are bottled when ready to drink, and whilst they will hold their quality for some years if well cellared, they are not intended for long term ageing in bottle.  As far as the value of the bottle as a commemorative item, or for any kind of resale, Symington Family Estates are not active in the secondary market for old Ports of any kind, so we cannot advise you re saleability or value of your wines. We suggest you contact either a local specialist wine dealer who handles private purchases and sales, or an auction house that deals in wine for further advice.  Sotheby's and Christie's are of course the most well known wine auctioneers, but you may be able to find others in New Zealand or Australia who can help you.  Good luck!



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