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by nac
01:00 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 94
Views: 4485

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

AHB wrote:
21:43 Wed 25 Nov 2020
Out of interest, is there anyone in particular people would like to have join us for a tasting? No promises, but we can always ask.
Echo George’s idea for Churchill.
What about Vale Donna Maria or Wine & Soul?
by nac
15:29 Thu 26 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vingardevalise
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Vingardevalise

Just ordered a Grande (plus a couple of inserts) and a Piccolo. Using George's reason that I needed some new suitcases - which I hope to be able to use at some point in the future...
by nac
22:23 Wed 25 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vingardevalise
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Vingardevalise

I've had one of these in my Amazon Wishlist for a while. The Grande is £354 on Amazon so this is an amazing offer.
by nac
19:18 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 94
Views: 4485

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

AHB, NAC, JDAW, GEAG, SCD, PW will all have Tawny, 1988VP, 1994VP, 2015VP(Waitrose). http://www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20201124_de_la_Rosa_g0.png http://www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20201124_de_la_Rosa_tn0.png ParcelForce have failed: SMS said 09:15 to 10:15; at 15:03 delivery was attempted to the wrong ad...
by nac
23:34 Mon 23 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1530
Views: 328618

Re: Latest buy

Since I'm here, I just managed to pick up (from auction): 12 x 1985 Smith Woodhouse ($52.50 ea) 2 x 1987 Taylor Vargellas ($93.50 ea) 1 x 1966 Graham ($210) All good prices for the US (buyer's premium is included above), but probably nothing to brag about in the UK. I've been trying to find TV87 fo...
by nac
17:21 Mon 23 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: Quinta de la Rosa Tawny NV
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Quinta de la Rosa Tawny NV

Purchased from Waitrose, 50cl bottles, labelled “Limited Edition”, in very nice QDLR box. £10 a bottle.
1500 Sun 22 Nov - double decanted and transferred into sample bottles for posting out for QDLR tasting on 24 Nov.
by nac
17:18 Mon 23 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Quinta de la Rosa (Waitrose)
Replies: 1
Views: 74

2015 Quinta de la Rosa (Waitrose)

“In Partnership with Waitrose” bottling purchased direct from WaitroseCellar.com
Cork fully branded with QDLR and vintage - no mention of Waitrose
1500 Sun 22 Nov - double decanted and transferred into sample bottles for posting out for QDLR tasting on 24 Nov.
No sediment.
by nac
17:16 Mon 23 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Quinta de la Rosa
Replies: 1
Views: 89

1994 Quinta de la Rosa

From a 12bt OWC purchased via WineOwners.com
1500 Sun 22 Nov - double decanted and transferred into sample bottles for posting out for QDLR tasting on 24 Nov.
Some sediment.
by nac
17:13 Mon 23 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1988 Quinta de la Rosa
Replies: 0
Views: 39

1988 Quinta de la Rosa

First of a few loose bottles purchased at auction. Some signs of seepage and cork slightly raised. 1500 Sun 22 Nov - double decanted and transferred into sample bottles for posting out for QDLR tasting on 24 Nov. Lots of fairly heavy sediment. Quick QA sample and some oxidation on nose but OK in the...
by nac
21:26 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 1819

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

Very good presentation (are the slides available?) and excellent selection of wines. Good work Tony.
by nac
20:00 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1265
Views: 338599

Re: Port for sale by retailer

I was in Tesco on Monday. They were carrying the 1997 Tesco Finest Vintage Port for £20 without any discounts. If they do the "buy 6 and get 25% off" offer inclusive of Port, this would be a top tip. Finest VP on tesco.com is the 2007. Wonder if this is just a local offer where they’re getting rid ...
by nac
14:11 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Fletcher Fine Ruby
Replies: 0
Views: 77

NV Fletcher Fine Ruby

Recently placed an order with Aldi for a couple of bottles of their 40 year old tawny (previously Maynard's - now Fletcher's) and padded the case out with 4 bottles of the 2016 LBV. The tawny arrived safely but was accompanied by 4 bottles of the Fine Ruby. Spoke to a very helpful man in Aldi's cust...
by nac
07:12 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Warres vinatage port for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: 1985 Warres vinatage port for sale

Agree with jdaw1. Corney & Barrow have an owc for £720 retail, so a £20 per bottle uplift is somewhat optimistic.
by nac
23:08 Sun 15 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: TFP 1994 VP special release for US market
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: TFP 1994 VP special release for US market

uncle tom wrote:
18:32 Thu 05 Nov 2020
A couple of years ago I was chatting to David Guimaraens as to what cellar remnants the TFP might be interested in disposing of. 'We have far too many half bottles kicking around' - he replied..
Would be quite up for buying a load of halves of these - at a sensible price.
by nac
20:23 Sun 15 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: TFP 1994 VP special release for US market
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: TFP 1994 VP special release for US market

Given this... Re: Port for sale by retailer - T94 & F94 Post by nac » 10:03 Tue 10 Nov 2020 Offer received yesterday from Fine & Rare (frw.co.uk) for 1994 Taylor and Fonseca. Apparently recently shipped from Oporto. Both are £570 per 6 in bond. ...pricing for two half bottles does feel a tad optimis...
by nac
22:14 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 94
Views: 4485

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

jdaw1 wrote:
20:23 Sat 14 Nov 2020
nac wrote:
08:18 Thu 12 Nov 2020
AHB, NAC, JDAW, GEAG, SCD, PW will all have Tawny, 1988VP, 1994VP, 2015VP(Waitrose).
Placemats...
Very nice. Thank you.
by nac
22:09 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1265
Views: 338599

Re: RE: Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose Cellar currently knocking out Graham’s 2015 LBV for £8.99 per bottle. A good cellar defender methinks? Have you tried one? I was rather disappointed with the last two I tried- the 2011 and 2012 but that was a few years ago. They seemed much worse than the mid-2000 editions. I hope they've ...
by nac
10:18 Fri 13 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1265
Views: 338599

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose Cellar currently knocking out Graham’s 2015 LBV for £8.99 per bottle. A good cellar defender methinks?
by nac
00:17 Fri 13 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sparkling Port
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Sparkling Port

Prior to this thread I’m reasonably confident that the words/terms “squirting” and “Porty-foam” have never been used in the same sentence.

[TPFers now provide numerous literary references to prove me wrong]
by nac
00:09 Fri 13 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1265
Views: 338599

Re: Port for sale by retailer - Quinta do Mourao 90yo White

Another offer received from Fine & Rare today - QUINTA DO MOURÃO, SÃO LEONARDO, VERY OLD WHITE PORT, 90-YEAR-OLD - £925/bt in bond. If anyone wants me to forward the offer email let me know. Note that those are 500 ml bottles. As I recall, all of Mourao's white Ports only come in 500 ml. You’re rig...
by nac
10:34 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1265
Views: 338599

Re: Port for sale by retailer - Quinta do Mourao 90yo White

Another offer received from Fine & Rare today - QUINTA DO MOURÃO, SÃO LEONARDO, VERY OLD WHITE PORT, 90-YEAR-OLD - £925/bt in bond.

If anyone wants me to forward the offer email let me know.
by nac
09:42 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanter Port Quiz
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Decanter Port Quiz

Unsure if this has been highlighted before, but found this...

https://www.decanter.com/learn/winequiz ... ge-349728/

Not particularly difficult, but mildly amusing.