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Value of a Late Bottled Vintage Port

January 8, 2013
Question by: Fiona, via Mobile

Q:

Can you tell me if a bottle of Offley LBV 1983 bottled 1989 is worth anything as my mother gave it to me as my father died. He had it as a gift.

A:

Hi Fiona, Only the finest Vintage Ports from top makers are sought in the secondary market.  Whereas Vintage Port is blended for ageing in bottle and bottled young, hence its value in the secondary market, Late Bottled Vintage Port is a style which is ready to enjoy when released for sale, and is not a wine that is meant to mature in bottle.  Although it was intended to be consumed within a few years of release, if your LBV has been stored in good cellar conditions, it may still be enjoyable and worth opening and enjoying with friends and family.  Learn more about LBV including serving suggestions in our Guide to Port Styles.



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