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I have a bottle of Boberg superior vintage crusted port - 1963.

I was wondering it might worth?

Thanks for any help

That's certainly not a wine you come across every day. Couple of things; South African ports will never be as desirable or collectible as Portuguese; 1963 was a great vintage in Portugal but I don't really know how good it was in the Cape except the fact that they made a vintage port that year means it couldn't have been bad; Next Boberg is good producer of SA port but again, not Portuguese and overall, can't expect SA port makers to compare to the Portuguese houses; finally Crusted port in Portugal is not usually a vintage wine but instead a blend of vintages and the year is when it was bottled. In this case I'm assuming it is a vintage wine and the "Crusted" means it was unfiltered and will throw off sediment (it must be decanted before drinking); and of course the value of any mature fine wine is directly proportional to how well or poorly it's been stored. In pristine condition (proper storage for it's 50 years) at auction it might draw $25 up to $100.  


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