Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]

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Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]

Post by digger95 » 22:31 Sun 03 Mar 2019

delaforce quinta da corte 1980 x12 bottles
Grahams 1985 x12 x 3 = 36 bottles
Apologies but I meant to advertise these a while ago and may have gotten the numbers wrong. Definitely 3 or more cases.
stored on their side in the cases, in the attic.
Only one or two bottles had a little seepage, the rest of the labels look clean.
Location is RG27 - Eversely. I am Chepstow (near Bristol) based so they could be moved to here.
Gift/inheritance from my grandfather (I was born late 1984).

Any interested questions, offers, advice on sale welcome, thanks.

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Re: Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]

Post by DRT » 00:12 Mon 04 Mar 2019

Hi and welcome to :tpf:

Your post says "Grahams 1985 x12 x 3 = 36 bottles" but the pictures are of Graham 1983. Are they all 1983 or do you have some 1985?

Your post also says "stored on their side in the cases, in the attic". Please say more about the attic. Is it insulated in the rafters as well as the floor? For how long have the cases been up there?
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Re: Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]

Post by digger95 » 16:26 Sun 24 Mar 2019

Thanks DRT. I feared the value was negatively affected years ago but just need to check any remaining value and be free of this port.

They have been in the attic for ~20 years and its just a basic attic with insulation but not in the rafters, so the temperature would have been high on every sunny summer day.

With this honest description I am interested in any case offers please, these are the clarifications:
- 1 x 12 Grahams 1983 bottled in 1985
- 1 x 12 Delaforce 1980 bottled in 1982
- 1 x 12 Warre's 1980 bottled in 1982
- 1 x 12 Warre's 1983 bottled in 1985

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Re: Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]

Post by SushiNorth » 11:52 Mon 25 Mar 2019

Given the honest disclosure of storage, you may have a challenging time selling the wine, and probably for good reason (nobody likes to open a bottle and find it spoilt). What you could fetch for the wine is significantly depreciated as a result. Unless, it's not spoilt.

Might I suggest finding a reasonable opportunity to open & drink one of each in the presence of some possible buyers? I'm not in the UK, so a terrible judge of UK distances, but the folks here on the forum don't need much of an excuse to get together to drink some port, and would likely even bring something interesting for the fun of it. If the bottles turn out poor, they're not worth much of anything. If they turn out well, you've proved them valuable enough and have 11/12ths of the value remaining to sell.
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Re: Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]

Post by AHB » 12:53 Tue 26 Mar 2019

James,

I live not far from you in Wokingham. Although these aren't Ports I'd be interested in buying, I'd be happy to come round to where the bottles are and take a look at them. I can let you know what I think of them and perhaps a good way of selling them.

If you'd like to take me up on the offer, send me a Private Message to let me know how best to get in touch with you.

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Re: Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]

Post by digger95 » 22:46 Tue 02 Apr 2019

Thanks both for the replies. AHB I'll be in touch.
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Re: Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]

Post by drinker » 08:56 Sun 19 May 2019

Dear OP thanks for the honesty. Did anything come of this? I would be interested make an offer subject to testing one of each, I would happily pay for the ones tested too or if already tested please let us know if not spoilt.

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