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Mid 19th Century Vintage Port
This picture is an example only. All wines clearly show the actual vintage and the correct year.
In 1679, Jan Bierman started a spirits and liqueur distillery on the Pijlsteeg in Amsterdam. Some 50 years later - in around 1730 - Wynand Fockink (born in Steenwijk in 1693) took it over. Under Wynand Fockink, the liqueur distillery had already grown into one of the largest in the Netherlands, helped to a great extent by the many connections which Wynand had built up as a wine trader. This bottle is marked 'Wynand Fockink Amsterdam' and would have been bottled directly from a barrel of vintage port that would have been shipped to the Netherlands in the 1850's. The bottle has a base of neck level and had laid undisturbed in a cellar in Norfolk, England until chanced upon by our wine buyer. He comments "to come across a bottle of pre - phylloxera vintage port in such excellent condition is truely a once in a lifetime event. I have aged the port by comparing other glass bottles of the period and this bottle is consistant with the 1850's."
This vintage port is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] at no extra cost.