10 of the oldest wines held in the UK Government wine cellar

31st May, 2017 by Lauren Eads

4. 1948 Fonseca Vintage Port, Douro

Average selling price: £1,045

“Excellent.” (1979)

“Will last for years.” (1988)

“Found to be fruity, young and fresh, Still good but not excellent. May not last beyond 5-10 years.” (1988)

“Delicious but worth monitoring. At its peak and probably needs drinking within five years or so.” (1993)

“Lovely spicy nose through posting fruit. Not brandied or fiery. Should be slowly drunk.” (1999)

“For very special occasions – wonderful and classy.” (2004)

2 Responses to “10 of the oldest wines held in the UK Government wine cellar”

  1. herb stabb says:

    Wow ee
    Would love walk thru this history and look
    & a possible taste of an opened bottle

  2. herb stabb says:

    Wow
    A bit of history … makes one look for a chance
    To read more about these wines.
    ? Do you have an open bottle to taste ….
    I know it doesn’t exist but we can ask

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