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I'm just getting into ports and an interesting offer came my way. A friend of a friend has a Dow's 3 pack gift pack he got as a present that he wants to sell. I've just been drinking tawny's and LBV ports lately and have been wanting to get a nice bottle of VP to try.

The gift pack contains one bottle each of 1985, 1994, and 2007 VP. What's a fair price to pay for the three bottles total? He is asking $350CDN.
 
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Don't know the port market in Canada, but based on low WineSearcher pricing he's about $100 US high. Since he's selling a gift that he has no investment in, I'd offer him $200 and play it from there.

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You say it's a gift pack; is it in some sort special packaging that might be fun to display, or just those three bottles together? If it's in something that would look good to display and you plan on keeping the bottles for a few years, it might add some non-bottle value, but them I'm the guy that pays winebid the extra $10+shipping for the wooden box on case lots.

(You didn't ask, but I'd say the 1985 is a drink or hold, the 1994 is a hold or drink with lots of air, and don't touch the 2007 for another dozen or more years.)


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..... it might add some non-bottle value....


Probably not. Not worth paying any extra for in my opinion.

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Agreed. Too pricey. I've had all three of them (the '85 recently), and agree with RedLoverJim's basic assessment.'85 not spectacular, drink or hold. The other two are just terrific, and built for LONG haul.


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..... it might add some non-bottle value....


Probably not. Not worth paying any extra for in my opinion.

PH

I wouldn't pay $100 premium for it myself, but some people are willing to pay a premium for a nice display. Hence, products such as this.


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If it's in Canada, prices vary by province.

Here in BC 2 of those are available: 1985 @$116, and 1994 @ $130. I didn't buy any 2007s but would assume it's over $100, so that price of C$350 here is OK.


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If on Ontario; the 1985 is available for $91, the 2007 doesn't appear to be available but came out at $75, and I don't see any info on the 1994.

I'd be looking to keep it to $250.


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Thanks for the replies! I think I will pass on this. Might just look at getting a few bottles separately.
 
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