A friend is selling off part of his collection, I said I'd post a reference to some highlights. He is selling through an Acker-Merrall online auction that closes Sunday November 11. See ackerwines.com/content/livebidding/lots?auctionId=1207. You need to register with a credit card to bid.
For the Martinez, search for lot 21942. He had a number of these at one point, and I got to partake in one. Best bottle of port wine I ever experienced, just a delicious array of tastes, with a sophisticated smoothness I have not had before or since. And the house is not as well known as some of the bigger names. Go figure.
The Johnstone & Sadler is just the oldest bottle I ever saw in person. Recorked I think 30-40 years ago - not like a madiera that sat in a vat or barrel, with additions and subtractions over the decades, this has been aging in bottle for 150 years, bottled the year before they finished the first USA continental railroad. There was a bit of seepage, which is not completely unexpected in a bottle so old, but on the other hand my friend got to taste a drop or so, and said it was still a sweet fortified smooth drink, did not believe it could be so old, and much less money than anything else from the mid 19th century. This is lot number 21941.
Some of the others he is selling in the same auction:
lot 21940 - 4 bottle - 1991 Graham's Vintage Port LBV
lot 21945 - 1 bottle - 1970 Presidential Vintage Port
lot 21948 - 1 bottle - 1970 Warre's Vintage Port
lot 21939 - 1 bottle - 1984 Warre's Vintage Port LBV
lot 21946 - 1 bottle - 1970 Royal Oporto Vintage Port
lot 21947 - 1 bottle - 1985 Royal Oporto Vintage Port