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by MigSU
11:58 Mon 19 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 yo tawny - the ultimate Cellar Defender!
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 yo tawny - the ultimate Cellar Defender!

I had a freshly bottled bottle of this last year, which I bought mostly as a novelty since it had been shipped to the UK by sail by Port O’Bristol by Xisto and I was also very impressed. I can see that I wrote it was “an excellent 10 year old tawny that tastes much older than it is” which rather ac...
by MigSU
02:14 Mon 19 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 yo tawny - the ultimate Cellar Defender!
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 yo tawny - the ultimate Cellar Defender!

What a serendipitous find. Hurrah for houses, and cellars, that pass from generation to generation! Given the colour, do you think that the contents are rather older than 10 years, but simply bottled as such? Quite possibly. Or better yet: maybe it's a real 10 yo, and the 10 yo we now see on the ma...
by MigSU
20:23 Sun 18 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 yo tawny - the ultimate Cellar Defender!
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 yo tawny - the ultimate Cellar Defender!

I forgot to take a picture of the wine in the glass (yes, I was enjoying it that much), but here's a picture of the label.


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by MigSU
20:13 Sun 18 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 yo tawny - the ultimate Cellar Defender!
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 yo tawny - the ultimate Cellar Defender!

Was digging around the basement of my current home (a 5 generation hand-me-down) and found 12 cases (72 bottles) of a Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 yo tawny, bottled in 2003. Due to the bottling date (and my own implicit bias against 10 yo tawnies) my expectations were very low. I must therefore decl...
by MigSU
19:35 Sat 17 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 26
Views: 1390

Re: 2019 Declarations

Label is consistent with all prior labels (no accent). Previous documention about the Quinta from the quinta itself shows no accent. The train station name has the accent. The word "Vesúvio" in Portuguese has the accent (which is why the train station has it), so the labels should too (well, at lea...
by MigSU
10:12 Sat 17 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 16
Views: 4756

Re: Made from Port packaging

Thank you both. I have quite a few lying around, and that's a pretty nice use for them.
by MigSU
23:27 Fri 16 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 16
Views: 4756

Re: Made from Port packaging

Re: flower pots - how long do they last before they start to rot due to water damage? They look quite good, just not sure about the longevity.
by MigSU
23:16 Thu 15 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 26
Views: 1390

Re: 2019 Declarations

Bloody hell, £81k.
by MigSU
17:51 Wed 14 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 26
Views: 1390

Re: 2019 Declarations

Glenn E. wrote:
17:31 Wed 14 Apr 2021
JacobH wrote:
09:52 Wed 14 Apr 2021
No sign of my favourite, the Roriz :(
Roriz is no longer used for Port - I heard somewhere (but now can't find the source) that it is now dedicated to dry wines.

That is correct. It's Prats & Symington territory now! (well, mostly)
by MigSU
17:50 Wed 14 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 26
Views: 1390

Re: 2019 Declarations

. A 2019 Dow’s Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira is apparently being released this year with the Vesúvio. They say they are going to sell some cases with two bottles of the 2019, two of the 2009 and two of the 1999 which sounds quite fun but I bet is at a ridiculous price. That sounds about right. I'd b...
by MigSU
11:05 Wed 14 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 26
Views: 1390

Re: 2019 Declarations

(...) but I bet is at a ridiculous price. That sounds about right. I'd be interested in getting the SdR SQVP 2019, as I worked in the winery during that harvest (and during the 2020 one). Also treaded a few lagares in Vesúvio in 2019 (alas, sadly not in 2020, due to the pandemic), so a two-pack of ...
by MigSU
15:47 Sun 11 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2012 Quinta da Revolta
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: 2012 Quinta da Revolta

Wait, Tech Hut in Rua de Santa Catarina? Isn't that a phone repair shop? They sell wine as well?
by MigSU
14:01 Fri 09 Apr 2021
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Porto
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Hello from Porto

Hi Paul. Glad that you picked our nice little corner of the world to retire, and gladder that you decided to take the plunge into the world of serious Port appreciation. I live in the Douro valley but I'm in Porto fairly regularly (although not so much since the pandemic), so if you ever need anythi...
by MigSU
21:53 Sun 04 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 27
Views: 4494

Re: Churchill's Port Club

I think they both have to pass subjective tests. Or rather, I think that all Port has to pass subjective tests. Even VP, which is probably the only reason that we've never seen a white VP since there are no laws prohibiting one. Tawnies have subjective tests, too, and if you try to age a Port in 30...
by MigSU
21:09 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 27
Views: 4494

Re: Churchill's Port Club

A ruby that spends a few years in wood is not automatically an LBV. First, you have to request it; second, it has to be approved; and third (from the consumer's viewpoint), it has to, well, taste and smell like an LBV - which sends us back to my second point. EDIT: you might be right on how this par...
by MigSU
19:11 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 1878

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

jdaw1 wrote:
19:03 Thu 01 Apr 2021
MigSU wrote:
19:03 Thu 01 Apr 2021
I was wondering why João Geirinhas would be participating in this event. Seemed odd.
My error. Corrected, about an hour ago.
Yes, I saw the correction. :660033:
by MigSU
19:03 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 1878

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

I was wondering why João Geirinhas would be participating in this event. Seemed odd.
by MigSU
12:53 Tue 30 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1621
Views: 411278

Re: Latest buy

hadge wrote:
11:41 Tue 30 Mar 2021
MigSU wrote:
10:14 Tue 30 Mar 2021


Who makes Tesco's VP?
Symington's
Ah. £20 is a good deal.
by MigSU
10:14 Tue 30 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1621
Views: 411278

Re: Latest buy

hadge wrote:
09:23 Tue 30 Mar 2021
Thanks for all of the views on 84 and i will be buying a few more when they come up.

bought 4 bottles of 2003 Tesco Vintage Port @ £20 per botttle.

I also found a 97 Tesco in the cellar which I remember someone was looking for a tasting?


Who makes Tesco's VP?
by MigSU
12:12 Fri 26 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Duff Gordon
Replies: 5
Views: 6095

Re: 1994 Duff Gordon

Was going to buy a case of this but this TN frightened me...
by MigSU
22:15 Wed 24 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Taylor LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Re: 2015 Taylor LBV

I too am a fan of the over-the-cork selo. It makes me feel safe.
by MigSU
20:11 Wed 24 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1621
Views: 411278

Re: Latest buy

Catawiki? I see you're a man of culture. Ha! More like a man who's bored silly when not working. In all seriousness, when I was living in northern Europe I did find that there were a great many wine merchants in the Netherlands using catawiki to sell VPs from second tier producers at favourable pri...
by MigSU
00:11 Wed 24 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1621
Views: 411278

Re: Latest buy

yeah it was and a bit of a challenge to find ports from the year, so when i do find them i have to try and get them. If you are still stuck towards 2024 I bought a case of Delaforce QdCorte and I still have 9 or 10 bottles. Wouldn’t be wowing about them tbh. thanks, i know that it is bad year, just...
by MigSU
13:45 Tue 23 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1621
Views: 411278

Re: Latest buy

hadge wrote:
13:30 Tue 23 Mar 2021
just won a couple of lots of birth year (1984) LBV! but at crazy prices for LBV's and neither have a listing on WS, therefore very pleased to have got them.
Ha, we're from the same year. Terrible year for VP, unfortunately :(
by MigSU
19:43 Thu 18 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1621
Views: 411278

Re: Latest buy

Finally after over 30 years of attending auctions a 1961 bottle came up and I got it!!!! Noval Crusted 1961 (Alex tells me it is a sort of vintage as it was bottled in 1964) for €240 plus commission so the most expensive Port I have ever bought...because I'm worth it. Congrats! It's always nice to ...