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by nac
08:13 Fri 03 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1460
Views: 257037

Re: Latest buy

Just acquired a 12bt case of 1994 Quinta de la Rosa. Not yet delivered, but potentially open to getting rid of a few bottles. If you're interested PM or email me. I had a bottle of the la Rosa '94 in November last year. It was drinking very nicely. Apart from the bottles at the RV tasting, don’t th...
by nac
17:53 Thu 02 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1460
Views: 257037

Re: Latest buy

Just acquired a 12bt case of 1994 Quinta de la Rosa. Not yet delivered, but potentially open to getting rid of a few bottles.

If you're interested PM or email me.
by nac
09:54 Wed 01 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3187

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Glenn E. wrote:
01:15 Wed 01 Jul 2020
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Lockdown appears to be doing wonders for Julian.
by nac
21:27 Tue 30 Jun 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Rare Burgundy...
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Rare Burgundy...

Following some discussion (not entirely positive) about DRC, thought I’d share this... I’m quite lucky to receive an annual allocation of DRC from Corney & Barrow, most of which I sell on well before I might get a chance to drink it. As such, I’m about to sell 2 bottles (Duty & VAT paid) each, indiv...
by nac
17:19 Tue 30 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 0
Views: 256

1985 Quinta do Noval

Opened for Virtual Tasting #8 on 30th June 2020 First bottle of an OWC of 12 from Corney & Barrow's broking operation. Acquired May 2020. Level into neck. Cork extremely tight and snapped whilst trying to remove it. Mangled remains were clearly branded. 2.5 hour decant. TASTING NOTE TO FOLLOW THIS E...
by nac
16:35 Tue 30 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3187

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

nac wrote:
15:25 Wed 24 Jun 2020
winesecretary wrote:
10:06 Wed 24 Jun 2020
@flash_uk - something from the eighties it is. Churchill 1982, your time has come.
Recently acquired a case of Noval 1985. Think the time has come for the first bottle to be sacrificed on the altar of the vinous gods.
N85 decanted 1630. Quick QA taste. All is well.
by nac
12:41 Tue 30 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Closures, and re-openings
Replies: 10
Views: 1559

Re: Closures, and re-openings - Hawksmoor

From Hawksmoor: Reopening Restaurants After the sadness of shutting all our restaurants down, and the strangely busy purgatory of the last few months, we could not be more excited to be opening our restaurants again or to tell you about our tentative steps to try and bring Hawksmoor into your homes ...
by nac
12:58 Mon 29 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3187

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

AHB wrote:
06:58 Thu 25 Jun 2020
Samples should be arriving from today. When they arrive, please pop them in the fridge until Tuesday and remove shortly before we get together. They should be tasted at about 14-16C.
Just arrived. Now in the fridge.
by nac
22:34 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1196
Views: 278666

Re: Port for sale by retailer

jdaw1 wrote:
19:21 Sat 27 Jun 2020
Sainsbury’s pre-summer clearance
Tempting, and seem to all be available online.

Also worth considering as a cellar defender is Graham’s LBV for £9 at Morrisons. Text suggests it’s 2012, but suspect it needs updating.
by nac
09:12 Fri 26 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3187

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

AHB wrote:
08:54 Fri 26 Jun 2020
JDAW and IDJ have also confirmed the safe arrival of their samples. That’s 8 of 18 (including the one I kept for myself) delivered.
Nothing yet...
by nac
14:58 Thu 25 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Closures, and re-openings
Replies: 10
Views: 1559

Re: Closures

nac wrote:
18:51 Sat 21 Mar 2020
67 Pall Mall also now closed. Will update when it reopens.
67 Pall Mall reopens at 00:01 on Saturday 4th July. They're quite keen...
by nac
14:54 Thu 25 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3187

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Doggett wrote:
13:48 Thu 25 Jun 2020
My sample labelled Noval National 1963 has arrived safely too thank you. The fun of not being blind is more than negates by the chance of such fine Port. Doffs hat in thanks.
Simon

Just spotted that your post earned you the somewhat ephemeral rank of "Cruz Tawny". Well done!

Neil

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by nac
08:54 Thu 25 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3187

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

AHB wrote:
06:58 Thu 25 Jun 2020
Samples should be arriving from today. When they arrive, please pop them in the fridge until Tuesday and remove shortly before we get together. They should be tasted at about 14-16C.
Do you want payment now or when we next meet? If BACS is OK could you forward details.
by nac
15:25 Wed 24 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3187

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

winesecretary wrote:
10:06 Wed 24 Jun 2020
@flash_uk - something from the eighties it is. Churchill 1982, your time has come.
Recently acquired a case of Noval 1985. Think the time has come for the first bottle to be sacrificed on the altar of the vinous gods.
by nac
15:10 Wed 24 Jun 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Musar tasting cases
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: Musar tasting cases

Further Musar offer from Fine + Rare. All prices are duty paid but excluding VAT, and are 6-bottle cases. 2013 Red - £130 2012 White - £125 2003 Red - £200 2000 Red - £150 1998 Red - £160 1997 Red - £170 2000 White - £147 1992 White - £295 1975 White - £755 1972 White - £1,512 Very cheap pricing on...
by nac
09:13 Tue 23 Jun 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Musar tasting cases
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: Musar tasting cases

Further Musar offer from Fine + Rare. All prices are duty paid but excluding VAT, and are 6-bottle cases.

2013 Red - £130
2012 White - £125

2003 Red - £200
2000 Red - £150
1998 Red - £160
1997 Red - £170

2000 White - £147
1992 White - £295
1975 White - £755
1972 White - £1,512
by nac
09:09 Tue 23 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: Cellar Defenders

Thought it might be interesting to resurrect this old thread and see what we're using at the moment to protect our more precious bottles? Having recently purchased three bottles of the Lustau East India Solera sherry - and subsequently discovered I still had two left from a previous similar purchase...
by nac
16:51 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 3704

Re: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical

winesecretary wrote:
15:21 Mon 22 Jun 2020
That is a very fine (and rare!) sight to see...
Given how pristine it is I wonder if it's come from their Library stock and has just been freshly labelled?
by nac
15:07 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 3704

Re: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical

This just arrived, direct from Vila Nova de Gaia...

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by nac
10:59 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 42
Views: 4651

Re: 2018 Declarations

rich_n wrote:
10:42 Mon 22 Jun 2020
JacobH wrote:Surprisingly low or high? £126 for six in bond is £28.50ish DP. Isn’t that about par for undiscounted SQVP?
I assumed from the post that it was for 3 bottles.
Definitely £126/3ib. Suspect higher than expected price reflects small volume - 510 cases.
by nac
10:40 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 42
Views: 4651

Re: 2018 Declarations17

Just had first 2018 offer from Corney & Barrow. Noval £270/6ib Vesuvio £282/6ib Dow Senhora Ribeira £126/3ib I don't see those on their site, are they a restricted offering to existing customers/members? The Noval seems well priced considering previous years prices but that Dow SQVP price is surpri...
by nac
09:21 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 42
Views: 4651

Re: 2018 Declarations

Just had first 2018 offer from Corney & Barrow.

Noval £270/6ib
Vesuvio £282/6ib
Dow Senhora Ribeira £126/3ib
by nac
14:54 Thu 18 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1460
Views: 257037

Re: Latest buy

Following recommendation elsewhere about TheDrinkShop.com got 6 bottles of Roeda 2002 from them. With delivery came to £19.21 per bottle, which I would suggest is a bargain.
by nac
14:42 Thu 18 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3187

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Yes please. Details already sent.