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Warre's Late Bottled Vintage 1981

May 17, 2013
Question by: John, Swansea, GB


I have 6 bottles of Warres 1981 L.B.V Port bottled in 1985. What is their value?

Warre's Late Bottled Vintage 1981

March 15, 2013
Question by: Robert, Ottowa, Canada


I purchased a case of Warre’s LBV 1981 to mark the birth year of my son.  Could you kindly refer me to any information on that bottling – and your appreciation of its life expectancy.  My son stands up a bottle on special occasions and he has more than 3/4 of the case left.

How Long Can I Keep Opened Port?

February 5, 2013
Question by: Máirin, Ireland


I see conflicting opinions on many websites on how long various styles of Ports can be kept after opening.  Grateful if you would clarify how long should Ruby, Tawny, Aged Tawny, LBV and Vintage Ports be kept after opening the bottle until they become 'too old' to enjoy!  Many thanks for your answer.

Late Bottled Vintage Port

January 11, 2013
Question by: Ian, Nashville, USA


I have 2 bottles Warre's 1969 Late Bottled Vintage, bottled in 1973, should i drink it or sell it? thanks.

Value of a Late Bottled Vintage Port

January 8, 2013
Question by: David, via Mobile


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?

Value of a Late Bottled Vintage Port

January 8, 2013
Question by: Fiona, via Mobile


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.

Value of a Late Bottled Vintage Port

January 4, 2013
Question by: Nicola, Great Britain


Hello, we have come across a bottle of Ferreira Late Bottled Vintage Port 1982, bottled in 1988.  Could you please give us some idea of its value, thank you.

Bottle of Port for a Gift

November 8, 2012
Question by: Gitz, Scarborough CA, USA


I am looking to buy a nice bottle of port for my husband as a gift. I know the older the better and more expensive :) My question is, is there a better brand that I should be looking for and where can I find one to buy.

Value of a Late Bottled Vintage Port

November 8, 2012
Question by: Felice, Mobile


I have a bottle of 1927 Adriano Ramos Pinto Late Bottled Vintage and would like to know a value?

Dow's Finest Reserve 1988

September 23, 2012
Question by: Donald (Mobile)


A friend of mine has a bottle of Dow's Finest Reserve 1988 port to sell but not sure about the price, could you advise?

Selling Late Bottled Vintage Port

September 22, 2012
Question by: Karen (Mobile)


I have a Late Bottled 1978 Taylors Vintage Port...I would like to sell.

Gift Box of Port Miniatures

September 19, 2012
Question by: Derek, London


I have a small tin gift box by St Michael (Marks & Spencer) with four miniature bottles of port (1 x vintage character, 1 x tawny 10 years old, 1x white & 1x late bottled vintage) given to me 25 years ago.  it has never been opened.  Is it any good or worth anything?

Unfiltered Port Styles

September 18, 2012
Question by: Linda, Texas, USA


Which Ports are unfiltered? Does Warre's have an unfiltered port?  I live in a small town in East Texas, USA. My liquor store has Warre's Warrior but I think it is filtered.  I understand that unfiltered port is better medicinally.

Dow's Nirvana

May 28, 2012
Question by: Fredrik, Göteborg, SE


I conduct chocolate and wine tastings and was very intrigued to learn that there was a port specifically made to go well with fine chocolate. Since Dow's Nirvana isn't available in Sweden I was wondering if you know of any way that I could get my hands on a bottle or a case to try it out?

Value of Vintage Ports

May 2, 2012
Question by: Jo, Littlehampton, GB


What is the value of Real Cavelha Vintage Port 1985, and Grahams Late Bottled Vintage Port 1994, and where is it possible to sell?

Graham's 1942

March 8, 2012
Question by: Sten, Malmö, SE


I have seen a Graham 1942 but on the label (late bottled). I guess this is not a LBV but a 1942 bottled perhaps after 4 years which happen for example with Taylor vintage 1938 which was bottled in 1942. This is a Graham vintage 1942 but bottle later but not a LBV according to what we mean today. Am I right?

1996 Graham's LBV

January 30, 2012
Question by: Philip, Shipston on Stour, GB


Having recently refound a bottle of 1996 Grahams Late Bottled Vintage Port i was just enquiring as to whether it was a good year or not so I can decide as to keep it and let it mature or just crack it open and enjoy.  Many thanks.

Graham's 1982 Late Bottled Vintage

January 24, 2012
Question by: Jenny, Winchester, GB


I have looked on lots of sites for this year and have not been able to find out anything about it. It was given to me 25 years ago, is there any information you can give me please ?

Which Port for a Gift?

January 18, 2012
Question by: Sophie, Middlesborough, GB


I want to buy some port for my Uncle's 50th birthday but I'm not sure which one to buy. I want one that is a good all rounder, affordable and a decent type.

Late Bottled Vintage Ports

January 2, 2012
Question by: Fraser, Birmingham, GB


Please give reviews on Symington Family Estates Late Bottled Vintage Port 2006 from the Wine Society, also price.

Late Bottled Vintage and Crusted Ports

December 19, 2011
Question by: Connie, Newcastle, GB


Can all the LBV & Crusted port wines be stored for more than 10 years or longer? Thank you!

Cockburn's 1998 LBV

December 19, 2011
Question by: Sandy


I have a bottle of Late Bottled Vintage Cockburn's port dated 1998. Vinho do Porto no. 315599 and signed by M P Reader, wine taster.  Do you have any idea if it is okay please?

Keeping an Open Bottle of Vintage Port

December 9, 2011
Question by: Tim, Aberdeen, UK


Dear Port Experts,

I am looking to buy a nice vintage bottle of port for Christmas (1977 - 1980). It is unlikely that the whole bottle will be drunk over the festive period and I am concerned that if a half drunk bottle is left for months (I don't drink port every week !) the port will deteriorate in the bottle due to exposure to air inside the bottle. I had planned to decant the full bottle into some smaller bottles reducing this effect and allowing me to store it but I don't know if this will work. Any advice on how I can keep the port at its optimum once opened for a long period i.e months would be much appreciated.

Port for Christmas

November 25, 2011
Question by: Suzie, Woking, England


Hi there, I've got my father-in-law to be for Secret Santa this year, and he loves a good port. Not being a lover myself, I wondered if you could give me the name of a good, full bodied, fruity port on a budget for around £25 that's sure to please. Your expert advice is much appreciated indeed!

Vintage Port on a Budget

November 3, 2011
Question by: James, Bristol, UK


Hello, I recently went to Le Caprice with my father and tried my very first vintage port, a little late at 21, which was a Grahams 1983. I thought it was fantastic and am now looking to buy a couple of bottles. Could you reccomend a Port around the £40 mark that would be a good alternative? the £70 bottles available are a bit of a stretch for me.

How Long Will it Keep?

October 24, 2011
Question by: David, Coventry, UK


Once opened how long will Port last and how should you store it once opened?

Selling Old Bottles

July 7, 2011
Question by: Bryan, Boston, MA USA


Greetings:  Via my late uncle's estate, I recently came into possession of two bottles of Vintage Port (1 LBV). One I have found to be rarer than the other... I am not a huge fan of port, but I have a background in wine. I'd like to find both bottles good homes where they will be truly appreciated (my uncle would have wanted this) -- and I wouldn't mind fetching a fair price in the process.  Can you please offer me any advice (appraisal / auction?) or reputable contacts who can help me accomplish my goals? It would be very much appreciated.  Here are the two bottles (both in excellent condition):

1) Adriano Ramos-Pinto Vintage 1927 'Late Bottled' (the “oldest” LBV to be registered with the IVP -- as confirmed in the linked article below)


Thanks very much in advance for your time and for any advice or direction you can offer.

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