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Wine/Tawny port


I have come across a bottle of 'old liqueur port - vintage 1933. From Hoffmanns North Para Wines Pty Ltd Est. 1847.
The label has the following information:
Matured in American oak pipes, this fine old tawny port has risen from 31/2 deg. Beaume to over 7-deg. Beaume during maturation.
Blended from Barossa Valley Shiraz Mataro and Grenache

Can you tell me anything about this wine please?

Hi Monica,

This might be of historical interest in view of its age but Australian 'Ports' aren't really my field as they are very different from the real stuff from Portugal, made from a very different blend of grapes.

I suggest you ask Langton's ( what catalogue value they'd suggest for this bottle as a potential entry into one of their fine wine auctions or offer it to Isle of Wine ( as they specialise in Australian 'Ports' and might be willing to buy it for stock or sell it for you on commission terms.




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