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1908 Vintage Port

September 12, 2011
Question by: Robin, Great Britain

Q:

Please advise if a bottle of Sandeman 1908 port is still drinkable? It was shipped by Sandeman has the year 1908 and bottled 1918 on a brown luggage tag with John Davy on the reverse.

A:

1908 is rated by Michael Broadbent as a great vintage - he gives the vintage overall a five star rating.  We are not able to comment on Sandeman's wine specifically, but if this has been well cellared, you could be in for a treat.  I would suggest you review our articles about Decanting Port - with particular attention to the notes about wines older than 40 years.  If you are not accustomed to drinking very old Ports you also may want to read our article about the Lifecycle of Vintage Port in Bottle, which will give you an idea how the flavour profile of Vintage Port changes over time.  Enjoy your port!



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