quote:Originally posted by g-man:
provenance is paramount wiht the t77' (or just about any other 77's)
i've drank about 11 btls the past 8 years and only one wasn't overly spirity and showing signs of heavy bricking.
same goes with fonseca 77. though i did open a stash w/ jburman a few years back taht was stunning. Dark ruby core, no signs of bricking still.
It's just unforutnate the secondary market for these ports just never stored them properly.
Agree completely. Hard to shell out the big bucks required to acquire older bottles without being very sure of their provenance.