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Hi, I have a bottle of the above vintage port which has been in my family for many years.  I am interested to know if it has any value.  It is the produce of BORGES OPORTO, Portugal.  It is properly sealed with a number 649337 - above this number is B1 and below the number is 13.    I am in Nottingham.  Thank you

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Hi Diane,

I'm very sorry to have to tell you that this Port has had some very negative reviews, despite the fame of the 1963 vintage.

Borges do not enjoy a high reputation among Port shippers and seldom achieve the ratings that even second-tier ones regularly enjoy so it's a name to avoid, I'm afraid.

I doubt if you'd find this bottle enjoyable to drink so I suggest you offer it for sale via Bid for Wine (http://www.bidforwine.co.uk/) and be happy with whatever bids it achieves.

Sorry I don't have better news for you.

Regards,

David
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