Naples Winter Wine Festival
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Current Bid $2,300.00   ( ) Successful
Bid History 13 Bids  

1 – 1.5 Liter Broadbent Auction Reserve Port
2 – 750ml 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port
1 – 750ml 1948 Graham's Vintage Port
1 – 750ml 1985 Graham's Vintage Port
1 – 750ml 1985 Real Cavelha Vintage Port
1 – 750ml 1948 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
1 – 750ml 2000 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port

From the private cellars of Denise & Brian Cobb and Judith A. Liegeois & John Scot Mueller, purchased and stored with passion in Naples, Florida.

Vintage Port stands at the top of the quality pyramid for sweet red wine, yet the best bottles are scarce and hard to find. Part of the reason is that an average of only two or three vintages per decade are declared by the Port houses, and not every vintage is declared by every house. Before dipping into the vintages, the winning bidder can get an introduction to the category with a Magnum of Broadbent Auction Reserve Port, made from grapes selected by Bartholomew Broadbent and crafted by leading winemaker Dirk Niepoort.

Then you’ll be able to experience some of the finest Port vintages in modern times. The youngest is 2000 Taylor Fladgate, a universally declared vintage that produced aromatic, ripe and concentrated wines. Quinta do Vesuvio represents the 1995 vintage, a hot year that allowed individual quintas (wine estates) to shine. 1985 was another universally declared year, with Graham’s and Real Cavelha having the potential to outlive some prospective drinkers. The highlight of the lot is the Graham’s and Taylor Fladgate Ports from 1948, one of the best vintages of the century. How good was it? Jancis Robinson called the 1948 Graham’s an “attention-grabbing, tub-thumping, speechifying” bottle of Port.

INSIDER’S INFO: Wine must be picked up at the Naples Winter Wine Festival office or shipped at the winning bidder’s expense.

DONORS: Denise & Brian Cobb and Judith A. Liegeois & John Scot Mueller