1922 Warre

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1922 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 23:07 Fri 06 Apr 2018

Re a Christie’s auction in December 2017
uncle tom wrote:
11:45 Thu 29 Mar 2018
I'm not under stocked on either '22 or '24 and the strangely low estimate rang alarm bells.

..but I wasn't going to let eleven bottles of near century old port go for just £850 hammer.

So I bid £900 - and won the lot..

Have looked at the bottles for the first time today, and the lot description didn't do them justice. All the bottles have perfectly intact wax capsules, and the colour looks promising. The worst level is on one of the '22s at low shoulder - not below low shoulder as billed. Only one of the '24s shows seepage (not two) and that's very minor.

- But who's the shipper?
So a few (THRA JDAW CPR IDJ) gathered, and were joined by more (DRT MPM), to test the mystery 1922 bottled by Robinson & Payne.

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Re: 1922 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 23:39 Fri 06 Apr 2018

Robinson & Payne 1922, which the cork later revealed to be Warre, pop-and-poured. Red-brown, 30% opaque. Nose very nasty, and not improved by a few hours. This was more than bottle stick, it was damaged. Perhaps as it leaked (low shoulder) bacteria entered. However, the nose was awful. Palate had the same awfulness as the nose, plus lots of acidity, and no fruit.

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