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by Andy Velebil
22:40 Thu 27 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT
Replies: 22
Views: 1951

Re: HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT

Axel P wrote:
11:13 Thu 27 Apr 2017
I am going to bring some with me. Either you drink them or share them with the US Port lovers. Strange that Roy never reported on this.
Thanks, will share them with other Port lovers!
by Andy Velebil
15:08 Wed 26 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT
Replies: 22
Views: 1951

Re: HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT

I can, up to 3 max.


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by Andy Velebil
11:01 Mon 24 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: 2015 declarations

On a serious point though... with all the positive talk there was re the 2015 vintage... for most port houses not to declare and wait for the 2016, must mean the 2016 vintage is something our children and grandchildren etc will look back upon as sublime! After the 2015 vintage there was general con...
by Andy Velebil
00:04 Fri 21 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: 2015 declarations

Vesuvio and Dow's Senhora Ribeira will bottled too http://blog.symington.com/quinta-do-vesuvio-dows-senhora-ribeira-2015-vintage-ports-declared/ Interesting! Presumably that means no classic Dow 2015? That I recall, I've never seen them bottle both in the same year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by Andy Velebil
06:12 Thu 20 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Leaving bottles at the B&F
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Leaving bottles at the B&F

Yikes. What was misplaced?


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by Andy Velebil
00:20 Wed 12 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT
Replies: 22
Views: 1951

Re: HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT

Axel P wrote:
17:39 Fri 07 Apr 2017
If we ever come around a "joint" tasting between the US and the Europeans, I am more then happy to put a bottle in. If you want to taste overseas I am also more than happy to pass a bottle or two to Andy.

Axel
I can help bring some back. Just let me know.
by Andy Velebil
06:09 Tue 04 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1996 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: 1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

Do you think this is mature yet or does it still have some time?
by Andy Velebil
06:08 Tue 04 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

This and your other note is what I consider typical of this vintage. IMO it's in a good place at the moment but for most Ports won't get any better. Despite some thinking this was a great vintage, I think time has shown that isn't the case. Though that doesn't mean these aren't very nice Ports at th...
by Andy Velebil
05:55 Tue 04 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Dow
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: 2011 Dow

I have to agree. I think this is an amazing VP but I also don't think it's up to the level of a Nacional in 2011. That said, for a fraction of the price, and a couple points difference, this is by far the better "value Port" that is also far easier to obtain. Edit: you, and a couple others, are some...
by Andy Velebil
04:47 Mon 03 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Warre
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: 1977 Warre

Interesting that this showed better than the Tappit Hen. I would have guessed the other way being the Tappit was larger.
by Andy Velebil
00:21 Fri 31 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1058
Views: 138256

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Well it does get hot in the Douro. :) LOL


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by Andy Velebil
02:59 Tue 28 Mar 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sandeman Tawny Port
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Sandeman Tawny Port

Minime wrote:That's a shame, similar types of port and age appear to be going for £50 plus on ebay
Your description is lacking for a proper valuation. Can you post a picture of the bottle? That would help greatly.


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by Andy Velebil
12:47 Mon 27 Mar 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Russian posts this morning
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Russian posts this morning

I'm not sure. There seemed to be at least once reference to Port. However, my Russian probably isn't as good as yours.
by Andy Velebil
01:18 Tue 21 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 1895

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

AHB, I have some 1997's as well. Will check whats accessible (and in quantity needed to bring) and let you know.

I have very few 2007's (mostly single bottles) so can't help there.


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by Andy Velebil
03:25 Mon 20 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»

LBVs spend 4-6 years in wood to begin their life..... Uh, not all LBV's spend 4-6 years in wood prior to being bottled. We'll do a blind sight test (does that even make sense?) next time and if you can tell me which spent 4-6 years in giant wood vats and which spent 4-6 years in giant steel vats th...
by Andy Velebil
20:09 Sun 19 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 1895

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:
00:07 Sun 19 Mar 2017
No salad.
Is this the moment for a life-coach intervention?
I think you're gonna be on suspension in the near future.


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by Andy Velebil
13:33 Sun 19 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»

Glenn E. wrote:
23:04 Wed 15 Mar 2017

LBVs spend 4-6 years in wood to begin their life.....
Uh, not all LBV's spend 4-6 years in wood prior to being bottled.
by Andy Velebil
00:19 Sun 19 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 1895

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Meat, lots of red meat.

Ditto on no salad. I'm highly allergic to that stuff since it takes up valuable red meat space.


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by Andy Velebil
17:15 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 80s Majors Matrix, Thursday 9 March 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 679

Re: 80s Majors Matrix, Thursday 9 March 2017

..... My surprise of the night was that the F85 was just 'good' rather than the great port that I have enjoyed every time previously. I have no doubt that I will taste many more great F85s in the future but it was probably third or fourth on the night for me. Fonseca '85 has been in a funky place f...
by Andy Velebil
17:10 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»

I am looking at this in terms of the initial period of maturation. For example: >> 5 years in wood will produce a wine that is red, semi-transparent very approachable >> 5 years in bottle will produce a thick, purple, sticky thing One is clearly developing faster than the other at that initial stag...
by Andy Velebil
15:47 Tue 14 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»

Not easy to answer as it depends on many factors. In general, as stated, once sealed in a bottle that aging will be less than that stored in wood when comparing aging over the same time period. BUT, that is also affected by how big or small a vessel it's stored in. A small wood barrel will age faste...
by Andy Velebil
15:37 Tue 14 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 41
Views: 1000

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

1997 Souza VP. Not a bad $20 VP
by Andy Velebil
01:58 Sat 11 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 1895

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

I've booked flights and can't wait!
by Andy Velebil
01:56 Sat 11 Mar 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 80s Majors Matrix, Thursday 9 March 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 679

Re: 80s Majors Matrix, Thursday 9 March 2017

A good read and I have to concur with Derek. For many years I've referred to the mid 1970's through mid 1980's as "The Lost decade of Port". By 1986 things started to turn around and improve, culminating with the wonderful 1994's. There are some gems to be found in that Lost Decade, but there are a ...