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It was still great wine! The vintage date in this case would have been very important for two reasons. One, any item dating back to the 18th century is, at least in this part of the country, very rare. Two, for a wine drinker, any wine that could last over 270 years is just mindblowing. People view it as great priveledge to place a delicious liquid in their mouths that was crushed from grapes before the American Civil War, it's like tasting history, close your eyes you can almost subconciously go there. Of course in reality this means absolutely nothing, it's all mere perception. This still rings to me as one hell of a good wine, that has no comparison in my mind. I found the '63 Krohn one of the best ports period (though tawny) I've ever had (amazed as I didn't expect it to be any where near that) and then the PX went another 2 levels above that. The pure perfection this wine displayed should have taken 270 years to achieve, it was just that good.
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