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Identifying a Port

November 25, 2011
Question by: Tommy, Liverpool England


We have had a bottle of port in our house for some years and would like to know if it was worth anything My mother had it before she died.  The label is Sandemans porto white on the neck of the bottle it has a label that says  SR  324201  26  but I am unable to find the year.  We also have a Sandeman port decanter in the shape of the Sandeman figure that came with it.


Hi Tommy.  The white label over the neck which you describe is the IVDP selo - every bottle of Port sold must have this label, which is issued by the regulating body for the Port trade as evidence the wine has been registered with them and passed their quality controls.  The number on that label is unique to that bottle.  With no description of the commercial label to tell us anything about the style of Port you have purchased, we cannot offer you any further information.  Sandeman's is part of Sogrape, not Symington Family Estates, so we can only suggest you contact Sandeman's directly and they should be able to identify your wine based on the number on the selo.

Impresso em

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