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I am hoping you can provide me with some information on some Pocus Junior Very Fine Port Wine - Double Diamond Tawny Port.

I acquired a case of this port from an estate of a 93 yr old man here in Marietta, Georgia.

There is an importer on the label – Imported by G. Loewus & Co. Inc.  620 Market St Newark, NJ.  Import permit 1-333.

The bottles appear very old and are all wrapped in straw.  There is no date on either the bottles or the wooden case.  

I am attaching pictures of one of the bottles (front and back label) as well as a picture of the wooden crate.

Can you help me find out more about this port?

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Hi Jeanne,

Pocas is a reputable firm and you may like to read this: http://pocas.portugalwines.org/

Your bottles are of an early bottling of their Tawny Port, I.E. one that has been aged in wood before bottling; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_wine, but they don't improve thereafter so I'm afraid your old bottles will now be some way past their best.

I don't think these would be easy to sell, if that is in your mind, as collectors concentrate on Vintage Ports and Colheitas but it might be worth asking Wine Commune (http://www.winecommune.com/) if they'd accept them for their auction system.

Regards,

David
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