How Long Does Unopened Vintage Port Last?


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10 years and up, depending on vintage


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does unopened vintage port last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of unopened vintage port, store in a cool, dark area, away from direct heat or sunlight.
  • How long does unopened vintage port last? The answer depends on the vintage: some vintage ports are at their best quality within 10 years of production, while certain fine ports can retain their quality for many decades; all unopened ports will stay safe indefinitely if properly stored.
  • How to tell if vintage port has gone bad? The best way is to smell and look at the vintage port: if the port develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.

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