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Hello ive have these bottles of port ones a vintage.Porto moreira 1987 vintage the other one is a taylors its on a waxed sealed bottle but very hard to read next one is a harrods v.c vintage character port it has a number which is one is a Bristol cream and its in a blue bottle please could you help.

Hi Anne,

I'll try to help if I can but I need more information about the first two please:

I only know of Moreira as a small producer of Aged Tawny Ports so are you sure this is a VP, not a Colheita?

And I need a fuller description of the Taylor as this is from a large and long-established produce with a huge range.

(The full text from these labels would be very helpful.)

The Harrods bottle is simply a good Ruby Port that was given the misleading description of 'Vintage Character' for marketing reasons although it won't be very much like a VP. The term was banned in 2002 so your bottle must pre-date that, which doesn't bode well for the contents as Rubies are intended for drinking on release and don't improve with keeping.

Bristol Cream is a commercial sweet Sherry.




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