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Value of a Late Bottled Vintage Port

January 8, 2013
Question by: David, via Mobile

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I have a 1987 (bottled in 1993) bottle of Delaforce Late Bottled Vintage Port.  My questions are:  Is it still drinkable, and Does it have any value?

A:

Hi David,  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 age or mature in bottle.  Although it was meant to consumed within a few years of release, if your LBV has been stored in good cellar conditions, it may still be enjoyable and it would be worth opening it and enjoying with friends and family.  Learn more about LBV and how it should be served in our Guide to Port Styles

As far as re-sale value, only the finest Vintage Ports from top makers are sought in the secondary market, as only the Vintage style of Port is intended to age for decades or even generations.



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