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by PCM
12:50 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 22
Views: 1096

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

This looks really nice, but in classic Taylor fashion I expect it to be horribly overpriced for a 500ml bottle. Has anyone see a price yet? Yes, I have: both Vinho Grandes Escolhas and Vinho do Porto Vintage Blog say that the recommended price will be €2900.00 per bottle!! Today (until 23.59) you c...
by PCM
11:54 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 71
Views: 14431

Re: 2018 Declarations

Quinta das Carvalhas (Real Companhia Velha) declared a 2018 Vintage Port, getting 95 points from Mark Squires!
by PCM
11:24 Fri 06 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 22
Views: 1096

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

Glenn E. wrote:
22:55 Thu 05 Nov 2020
This looks really nice, but in classic Taylor fashion I expect it to be horribly overpriced for a 500ml bottle. Has anyone see a price yet?
Yes, I have: both Vinho Grandes Escolhas and Vinho do Porto Vintage Blog say that the recommended price will be €2900.00 per bottle!!
by PCM
14:42 Tue 20 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 71
Views: 14431

Re: 2018 Declarations

AHB wrote:
21:15 Mon 19 Oct 2020
PCM wrote:
16:49 Mon 19 Oct 2020
Quinta do Vale Meão declared their 2018 VP as confirmed by Luisa Olazabal to me in a chat!
Thank you, added to the list. Luisa didn't mention how many bottles they made, did she?
No, she didn't! She did say, that quantities were low, so they bottled only standard (0.75) bottles.
by PCM
16:49 Mon 19 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 71
Views: 14431

Re: 2018 Declarations

Quinta do Vale Meão declared their 2018 VP as confirmed by Luisa Olazabal to me in a chat!
by PCM
10:17 Tue 29 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Barros
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: 2018 Barros

Initial pnp - mostly closed nose with a hint of red cherries, but my, this opens up on the palate beautifully! Initially full of Parma Violets and perfume, but that’s immediately washed away in a sea of red cherries that fills the palate, accompanied by milk chocolate and mint. That is then followe...
by PCM
09:18 Thu 24 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 71
Views: 14431

Re: 2018 Declarations

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo declared their 2018 Vintage Port, but very limited production: just 1350 bottles! ( source: Vinho Grandes Escolhas )
by PCM
22:09 Thu 17 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 223
Views: 99222

Re: Port House abbreviations

jdaw1 wrote:
19:47 Thu 17 Sep 2020
Q: is Javali Maria Luísa sufficiently different to Javali to have a different abbreviation? Your answer should compare and contrast with Fonseca and Fonseca Guimaraens.
To be honest, the only one that can answer that question is the producer, not me (but I think it isn't!!)
by PCM
11:54 Thu 17 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 223
Views: 99222

Re: Port House abbreviations

This is a statement from the Quinta do Javali website (also available in English, my Portuguese is even more limited than Phil's :wink:) "Quinta do Javali Maria Luísa Vintage is synonymous of excellence and results from our constant quality requirements. In years, when excellence is achieved, wine d...
by PCM
21:49 Wed 16 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 223
Views: 99222

Re: Port House abbreviations

That is difficult to say: the varieties are identical and the number of bottles produced is about the same as Quinta do Javali VP 2017 (suggesting it's the same product) but the pricepoint in their shop is even higher than for the "normal" VP. My guessing is: another name for the same product :wink: !
by PCM
11:21 Wed 16 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 71
Views: 14431

Re: 2018 Declarations

Quinta do Javali declared their Maria Luisa Vintage Port 2018 (source: website Quinta do Javali)
by PCM
11:23 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1530
Views: 330704

Re: Latest buy

AHB wrote:
20:35 Mon 14 Sep 2020
I do hope you like the Barros 2018. Please do say what you think of it. I was extremely impressed.
As I have only 2 bottles of Barros VP '18 it's unlikely to open one soon, but I hope that rich_n (with 6 bottles) will crack one open and report back!
by PCM
15:29 Thu 10 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1530
Views: 330704

Re: Latest buy

Today I took delivery of 6 bottles of 2018 Barros (thanks to PCM for the heads up) from Garrafeira Nacional in their 20% off sale. I couldn't believe the price of the 2018 Barros at less than £22 a bottle, now I'm torn as to whether to try one while it's young... Funny, I got my order from GN today...
by PCM
11:31 Wed 09 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tom Cannavan reviews some 2018 Port
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Tom Cannavan reviews some 2018 Port

Doggett wrote:
21:03 Tue 08 Sep 2020
See below link to Tim’s site for the article.

https://wine-pages.com/tasting-articles ... port-2018/
Many thanks for the link!!
by PCM
09:43 Wed 02 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Barros
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Re: 2018 Barros

Garrafeira Nacional offers Barros VP 2018 for €23.12/bottle! Reading your note that must be an incredible bargain!! (and also Calem VP '18 and Burmester Arnozelo VP '18 for less than €25....).
Edited: this afternoon the Barros changed to €23.92 and the Arnozelo to €26+ :(
by PCM
12:28 Sun 30 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 71
Views: 14431

Re: 2018 Declarations

Quinta de la Rosa declared their 2018 Vintage Port as well (source: Quinta de la Rosa Facebook-page). https://scontent-ams4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118693193_2761580357495472_7519168033010398493_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=9267fe&_nc_ohc=2VWgGY1c87kAX-TdZId&_nc_ht=scontent-ams4-1.xx&oh=a6d7c16f7776faf...
by PCM
15:37 Thu 27 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 71
Views: 14431

Re: 2018 Declarations

Vinhos Borges declared their 2018 Borges Vintage Port (Source: Revista de Vinhos)
by PCM
09:32 Fri 07 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 71
Views: 14431

Re: 2018 Declarations

Quinta do Vallado declared their 2018 Vintage Port ( see their Facebookpage, post of 14-6-2020)
by PCM
10:48 Mon 13 Jul 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Taylo'rs Vintage port
Replies: 13
Views: 3806

Re: 1985 Taylo'rs Vintage port

Andy Velebil wrote:
04:54 Mon 13 Jul 2020
Fonseca May have, temporarily, lost some oomph as IMO it is in a phase right now, but 1985 Taylor will never be great. Good yes, great no.
Andy, imho I miss some words after "Taylor will...." : "in my humble opinion". There is no absolute verdict (unless your name is Donald Trump ofcourse)!!
by PCM
21:20 Sun 14 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 71
Views: 14431

Re: 2018 Declarations

Quinta do Vallado has declared a 2018 Vintage Port, a field blend of a vineyard in the Torto Valley. The label says Vallado Porto Vintage 2018 (not Quinta do Vallado!).
by PCM
16:13 Mon 04 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 65
Views: 27574

Re: 2016 Declarations

From the World of Port (Port of the month april 2020) I understand that Quinta dos Lagares bottled their first Port: Quinta dos Lagares Vintage Port 2016 (https://quintadoslagares.pt/project/qui ... ntage-2016)
by PCM
14:05 Mon 06 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 194
Views: 69421

Re: Pointless Statistics

uncle tom wrote:
08:59 Sun 05 Jan 2020
Total stock of VP has now crept past the 6000 bottle mark with a collective age that now tops 200,000 years
48 bottles per year, more than 6000 bottles!! How old are you planning to be :o ??
by PCM
09:35 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2017 Quinta da Fonte Souto Portalegre Branco
Replies: 1
Views: 4341

Re: 2017 Quinta da Fonte Souto Portalegre Branco

For EU readers it might be interesting to know that Garrafeira Nacional (Lisbon) sells the wines of Quinta da Fonte Souto:
Branco '17 €14.70
Tinto '17 €14.70
Vinho de Souto '17 €41.90

Shipment to most EU countries is free for orders over €150.00
by PCM
12:12 Wed 03 Jul 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 13582

Re: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019

AHB wrote:
12:59 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Julia Harding has also published hers, but I am not a subscriber to Purple Pages so can't read her article.
Yes, you can (free to Barack Obama :) ): there is a free one-hour membership you can apply for (only once!), enough to read/copy the two articles of Julia Harding.
by PCM
15:00 Sun 30 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Pintas
Replies: 5
Views: 2625

Re: 2017 Pintas

Hi Alex,
In May I had the pleasure to visit Sandra and at the end of the tasting she made me taste her VP '17 from cask. I knew (and loved!!) her VP '15 and '16, but this '17 blew me away, exactly for the reasons you described so eloquently. Sandra and Jorge make fabulous wines and Ports!