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    May 3, 2012, 08:26 PM
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    Hello, I have searched everywhere for information on a bottle of Vintage Port I have gained in my possession and I can not find ANYTHING about it ANYWHERE.
    This is what is written on the label please help and tell me what this is worth.

    SWAN BARRACKS SERGEANTS MESS
    Vintage Port
    Commemorating
    H.R.H Queen Elizabeth 1
    On her Birthday in our Bicentennial Year
    21, April, 1988
    Australian Army

    Specially Selected
    1976 Vintage Port
    BOTTLED BY THE MAKERS
    THOMAS HARDY & SONS PTY LTD
    REYNELL ROAD, REYNELLA, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    18% BY VOLUME ALCOHOL
    750ml WINE MADE IN AUSTRALIA
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    May 3, 2012, 10:36 PM
    This is Hardy's Vintage "port" from Australia, not Portugal as you'd expect.
    That being the case it's most likely to be a fortified Shiraz, predominantly, with a touch of other grapes.
    While I haven't had this particular wine, I have tried other makers from this vintage and they are drinking well.

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