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Da Silva Port
Da Silva Port  
You did a review on a similar port from this vintner back in 2006. This bottle reads C.Da Silva Porto house reserve, 1944 port. The bottle is green glass with a parchment colored label (shape of a scroll) with red and black lettering. Appears to be in good shape. I'd appreciate any updated info on same.

many thanks


Hi Al,

I didn't keep a copy of the answer you refer to so I can't update it - but I'd be surprised if much has changed since 2006. Anyway, starting afresh:

Da Silva, or Dalva as they are known in some countries, is a well-known producer of aged Tawnies from a single vintage or 'Colheitas' in Portspeak.

This style is popular with many Port enthusiasts although my personal preference is for the greater power and fruitiness of a good Vintage Port v. the subtlety of an aged Tawny.

You don't say if you have it in mind to sell this bottle but Wine Gavel ( should be able to help if you do. Value would depend on profesional appraisal of the bottle in terms of level, label, capsule and color but we're talking well into three figures USD.




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