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Hi David

I have two bottles of Port and a small bottle of wine which I'd like to value and sell, though don't know where/how.  I live in Devon. All have been stored on a rack in a cool larder room, but the labels are a bit torn/old looking. They are:

- Dow's 1972 Vintage Port
- Offley Boa Vista LBV 1982 Port
- Chateau Vernon Bordeaux Superior 1966 (375cl)

Would be happy to email photos if necessary.
Many thanks in advance


I envy you living in Devon, I live just outside Wells in Somerset which is also a very good place to live.

As far as your bottles, the half of Chateau Vernon 1966, this is a low quality wine from the region, if it has been well made originally then it could be still drinkable but I feel possibly it is"over the hill"

The 1972 Dow has an auction value of £40/60 and the Offley which is a Late Bottlef Vintage could have an auction value of
£20/30 so as a combined lot at auction possibly for the 3 bottles   £60/90 at auction.

Auction values tend to be about 40% below retail values.

I am the wine valuer and consultant for Charterhouse Auctions in Sherborne Dorset, we can sell them for you if you can get them to Sherborne, our commision would be 15% of the hammer price.

To get them in the next quarterly wines auction I would need them to be with us befpre the end of January.

Kind regards,

David Baines.  


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I can answer any questions with regard to Wines of the world, Spirits and Liqueurs.


I am at present the Wines & Spirits Consultant/valuer to Charterhouse Auctions Sherborn Dorset UK.

As above but in a retired mode.

I was an Expert with you until I had to stop because of ill health, I am now recovered and would like to continue.

I have a teaching Degree and am a WSET Wine Educator (retired) I am also a Fellow of The British Institute of Innkeeping (Retired and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (Retired)

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