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by nac
12:03 Tue 09 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 124
Views: 38456

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

AHB wrote:
23:14 Fri 05 Apr 2019
Interesting Port list. How did you manage to get to know what they had available?
I'm a member so have online access to the live winelist. Just did a cut & paste.
by nac
12:00 Tue 09 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1410
Views: 186160

Re: Latest buy

Two half bottles of Croft (possibly 1960) from a charity sale at Corney & Barrow. One low shoulder & one base of neck. Already opened the low shoulder bottle & it was still pretty good. That’s an excellent purchase. I love half bottles of mature Port. Nominally cost £10 each, so probably a bargain.
by nac
14:38 Fri 05 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 124
Views: 38456

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Update on current offering at 67 Pall Mall: TAWNY & "OTHER" Quinta da Gaivosa, 20 YO Tawny, Alves de Sousa 50cl,£66.00  20 Year Old Tawny Port, Barros, £64.00  Pink, Croft 50cl, £40.00  10 Year Old White Port, Kopke Half Bottle (37.5cl), £40.00  30 Year Old White Port, Kopke Half Bottle (37.5cl)...
by nac
14:09 Fri 05 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1410
Views: 186160

Re: Latest buy

Two half bottles of Croft (possibly 1960) from a charity sale at Corney & Barrow.
One low shoulder & one base of neck.
Already opened the low shoulder bottle & it was still pretty good.
by nac
12:18 Wed 06 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1410
Views: 186160

Re: Latest buy

1955 Dow - bottled by Hankey Bannister
Sadly only one bottle though
by nac
19:16 Mon 24 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1963 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Warre 1963 Question

Mystery solved.

Just opened a bottle to start the Christmas festivities and the cork is clearly branded "Sworder London EC4".

Will post a tasting note eventually...
by nac
10:50 Fri 14 Dec 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: FRW Fortified Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 854

FRW Fortified Sale

Fine & Rare Wines are having a sale this week and sent out a list of reductions on fortified wines this morning...

https://frw-email.co.uk/2UCY-TBXG-4OYPT6-GWYTA-1/c.aspx
by nac
12:12 Thu 13 Dec 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Graham's, CLWS, 5th December 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Graham's, CLWS, 5th December 2018

Central London Wine Society Tasting of Graham's Port, at the Civil Service Club, Wednesday 5th December 2018 Presented by Paul Mapplebeck NV Crusted (bottled 2011) - scored 3.9/7 (scores are the average of the 20+ attendees) I only scored this 2/7 - bit too hot with a slightly bitter aftertaste. 200...
by nac
10:39 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 12830

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Mine (one copy) arrived yesterday morning via Royal Mail. In Kent, nowhere exotic.
by nac
12:31 Wed 05 Dec 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Dow 1985
Replies: 0
Views: 795

Dow 1985

Not mine, but thought I'd highlight in case anybody is interested, as it looks like a bargain...

Currently 5 cases of Dow 1985 for sale on WineOwners.com at £545 per case DP (so already includes VAT). You just have to add commission and delivery.
by nac
20:20 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman 1942 - another question...
Replies: 10
Views: 1592

Re: Sandeman 1942 - another question...

Lunch today with the Mackenzie 48 & Delaforce 58.
I thought both were very good, but popular vote was for the Delaforce. M very medicinal.
Both bottles around base of neck, so pretty good for age.
by nac
17:28 Wed 28 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 124
Views: 38456

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

flash_uk wrote:
20:37 Fri 23 Nov 2018
Thanks nac. Niepoort ‘97 is a strange one to offer. Almost all bottles are faulty I had thought.
Not tried it. If I do will report back...
by nac
15:53 Fri 23 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 124
Views: 38456

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Current Port offering at 67 Pall Mall: Other Pink, Croft 50cl £40.00 Tawny Ramos Pinto Quinta do Bom Retiro 20 Year Old £82.00 Colheita Barros 1978 £215.00 Kopke, 1967 £329.00 Vintage 'Vale do Inferno' Quinta de la Rosa 2011 £64.00 Nacional, Quinta do Noval 2003 £1,173.00 Nacional, Quinta do Noval 2...
by nac
13:08 Fri 23 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1410
Views: 186160

Re: Latest buy

Three bottles of Taylor 77.

Might do one on Christmas Day...
by nac
16:29 Wed 21 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman 1942 - another question...
Replies: 10
Views: 1592

Re: Sandeman 1942 - another question...

Ferreira 45, Tuke Holdsworth 47, Mackenzie 48, Boa Vista 50 and Delaforce 58. I’m impressed. Came via a "special" Corney & Barrow offer. They were from the estate of a client who had passed away. In theory all of the bottles were below the standard C&B would normally sell - ie, low levels, seepage,...
by nac
13:25 Wed 14 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1963 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Warre 1963 Question

PhilW - yes, of course.

The image quality is pretty poor, but I can't upload a better image due to the graphics size limit. Could email you the full image if you want?
by nac
09:19 Wed 14 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1963 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Warre 1963 Question

PhilW - probably won't help, but I'll upload a photo of the whole cap. Nothing else on bottles as they're unlabelled.
by nac
21:16 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman 1942 - another question...
Replies: 10
Views: 1592

Re: Sandeman 1942 - another question...

From the same source, also acquired a stock of Ferreira 45, Tuke Holdsworth 47, Mackenzie 48, Boa Vista 50 and Delaforce 58. Given they're all quite rare I might arrange a tasting in early 2019 if there's sufficient interest...

Venue would probably be 67 Pall Mall.
by nac
20:42 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman 1942 - another question...
Replies: 10
Views: 1592

Sandeman 1942 - another question...

From a different source to the Warre 1963 I've asked about, recently obtained three bottles of Sandeman 1942.
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There isn't a tasting note on TPF, and I can't find anything recent elsewhere. Does anybody know anything about this wine?
by nac
18:48 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1963 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Warre 1963 Question

I've just acquired a small parcel of Warre 1963 which has a quite distinctive four-leaf clover (?) design embossed in the foil (photo below).

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Does anybody know if this indicates a particular bottler?
by nac
16:34 Fri 19 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Watch
Replies: 11
Views: 1883

Re: Bottle Watch

I've still got a couple of bottles of Rebello Valente 1972 from a whole unopened case I "won" at Christies some years ago.

Haven't got any TNs, but the bottles were all in perfect condition and from memory the contents were pretty good.
by nac
14:25 Tue 14 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2012 Niepoort LBV
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Re: 2012 Niepoort LBV

Popped & poured.

Drunk over space of a week. Vacuvin-ed in between. Didn't notice any particular develop during this period.
by nac
12:18 Mon 13 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre's 1970 Private Cellar release
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Warre's 1970 Private Cellar release

This was released by the Symington toward the end of 2016 and is (supposedly) the final release from their stocks. Therefore hoping it's in perfect condition...

Will post a tasting note.
by nac
11:48 Mon 13 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2012 Niepoort LBV
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

2012 Niepoort LBV

Bottled 2016, half bottle with "proper" driven cork. A gift from one of the sommeliers at the Rex Whistler restaurant at Tate Britain, but appears to be currently retailing around £20 for a 75cl bottle. Pleasant nose, with good body and evident tannin. Slightly spirity finish, but overall not bad fo...
by nac
11:21 Wed 08 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre's 1970 Private Cellar release
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Warre's 1970 Private Cellar release

Have just acquired a few bottles of the recent Warre's 1970 Private Cellar release & wondered if anybody had partaken of this yet?