A rare case of Taylor’s 1960, not just because this port is approaching sixty years old, but because it is still in it’s original case, but one with difference!
Most likely bottled by Wards of Sheffield in 1962, English bottling being common at the time, this particular case is a hinged-lid one, with all the bottles unlabelled and packed in straw covers. This is not something we have seen before and is a more likely was of packaging port in the decades pre-1960. Indeed we have never come across a case of port not only packed in this way but still untouched in 57 years. A genuine piece of history unlikely to be seen again, and or course the port itself is pretty stunning.
We are offering this case, unbroken, for £2500
This case was a christening present, a common gift at the time, and has remained in the sole ownership of the godson to this day and we are selling it on his behalf.
Four bottles have exceptional levels at base of neck, five bottles are top shoulder, one mid-shoulder and two low shoulder, one of which is 1cm below below shoulder, these two bottles having suffered some leakage. The waxed capsules are all embossed Taylor’s 1960