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Snooth User: EMark

Cossart Gordon Madeira

Posted by EMark, Nov 27, 2017.

B-I-L was prepping for an estate sale and found this:


Does anybody know anything about this?  He was thinking that design characteristics on the label suggested that it might be from the 1940s.

The Missouri state tax stamp is a pretty interesting clue. 

My knowledge of Madeira is pretty slim.  It appears that Cossart Gordon is a respected maker.  So, I'm going to tap the collective wisdom of the crowd.  

Should he drink it or can he sell it?  I know nothing about provenance.  I assume it was stored in a cabinet or shelf or something like that.


I'm going to be AWOL for a couple weeks.  I'll point him to this thread so that he can follow it if there is any progress.



Reply by dmcker, Nov 28, 2017.

One vote for DRINK! Such adventures off exploring new byways always add to winedrinking fun.

Lots of work (effort and time) to sell for what's not likely to be a great return. Sharing the discovery with friends and family is far more likely to bring the most benefit.

Should we assume you'll want to be there when he opens it, Mark?  ;-) 

Reply by rckr1951, Nov 29, 2017.

Me too...DRINK!

Reply by Really Big Al, Nov 29, 2017.

Yes, Maderia probably lasts longer than many wines.  Give it a taste.  I wouldn't know how to get an appraised value on just a single bottle anyway.

Reply by duncan 906, Nov 30, 2017.

You do not know what it is like until you try it

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