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Livadia "Massandra Collection" 1940 Crimean Port

Lot: 1569

Livadia "Massandra Collection" 1940 Crimean Port

Winning Bid: £150
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 6 bids

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Lot:
Winery: 
Massandra
Vintage: 
1940
Region: 
Crimea
Cask Ageing: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
N/A
Bottle Size: 
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product Details

Livadia "The Massandra Collection" 1940 Crimean Port

The Massandra Imperial Winery, located near the town of Yalta, is the oldest winery on the (geopolitically-important) Crimean peninsula.  The reference of "Livadia" is to the Livadia Palace, just south of Yalta, which was the summer residence of the former Russian Tzar - and which hosted Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin in February 1945.

This bottle of fortified "Red Port" was produced during the time of the second world war, when Crimea was part of the USSR; collated into the now-famous "Massandra Collection" by Sotheby's in 2004.

This bottle is in acceptable condition: label intact; light cosmetic damage to wax seal; cork/closure secure, evidence of very slight leakage; the cardboard box is fragile and slightly torn.

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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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