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by DRT
01:25 Sun 12 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 21
Views: 2302

Re: 2017 Declarations

Tadhg555 wrote:
23:08 Fri 03 May 2019
Have the frequency of vintage declarations increased over the recent decades? If so, what is the cause? Better technology and more efficient methods? Or am I suffering from recency bias?
What Glenn and Andy said, and don't expect a 2018 or 2019 declaration :wink:
by DRT
15:58 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 56
Views: 4464

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
09:05 Mon 22 Apr 2019
jdaw1 wrote:
21:34 Sun 24 Mar 2019
I’m democratically declaring it to be “Port fit for a Queen”.
Which, in my case, will be Warre 1966.

Others: please reveal.
Fonseca 1970.
by DRT
15:56 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 21
Views: 7539

Re: The Standard Food Order

Alex M wrote:
10:13 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Starter: Truffle mac and Cheese

Main: Rare rib-eye steak (240g aged for 28 days)
+ skinny chips and green beans with shallots, or creamed spinach (season dependent, latter preferred)
Thank you. Default order updated.
by DRT
00:50 Sun 14 Apr 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Fonseca 1970 vintage port
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Fonseca 1970 vintage port

Hi, Fonseca 1970 is a wonderful Port so the gift from your grandparents was very special. The current retail price for a bottle with very good provenance would be around £180. At auction it would be significantly less and in a private sale perhaps a bit more than half of that amount. The good news i...
by DRT
23:23 Fri 12 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

Dirk has offered to send members of TPF a handful of half bottles of his 2017 Vintage Port for us to try on condition we post our impressions of his wine. If anyone would like to take up his offer, please drop me a private message and let me know. I assume that 96 half bottles to my Seckfords accou...
by DRT
18:23 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

The first message I received on this subject was this morning at 10:16.

The WhatsApp messages are still coming thick and fast from Alex and Julian, but now they are having a blind tasting in a wine bar with Dirk some 8 hours after they started.

Good stamina from the team :GoldStar:
by DRT
13:21 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Experience with BI Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Experience with BI Wines

I got my 2 cases of 12. Pied with debit card on their site. The bottles themselves are in mint condition. However 11 of the 24 had lost the front label (They were with the shipment, but dislodged). Quite disappointing. The cases cost £480 each. What compensation would you feel was in order to corre...
by DRT
12:07 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

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by DRT
12:02 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

1 litre bottle of Niepoort Vintage 1942
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by DRT
11:04 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

Tasting notes: Niepoort Vintage 2017 Julian: Red purple, as opaque as young Port. Nose dominated by red grape, with prune and plum. Also something exotic. I thought pineapple, but not quite that. Palate is sweet and approachable, large but not gigantic, deliciously balanced. And stuffed hard with ra...
by DRT
11:02 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

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by DRT
10:48 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

Two of our members are currently attending the official UK launch of Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port at Lyle’s Restaurant in Shoreditch, London, accompanied by some older goodies... Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 10.42.07.png Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 10.41.18.png Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 10.41.40.png Screen...
by DRT
14:10 Wed 10 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 21
Views: 2302

Re: 2017 Declarations

On FTLOP Thomas V wrote:2017 The Stone terraces consist of
  • 6360 individually numbered bottles
    180 Magnums
    120 Tappit Hens
...

Full specs here
The Dow 2017 data sheet is the only other to mention format quantities, being 5,250 cases, including 240 magnums and 200 Tappit Hens.
by DRT
12:18 Tue 09 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 21
Views: 2302

Re: 2017 Declarations

by DRT
09:56 Tue 09 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 21
Views: 2302

Re: 2017 Declarations

The Symingtons have declared this morning: https://vintageportsite.com/campaign/20 ... t-declared
by DRT
13:45 Wed 03 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port

Now all I need is some sunshine, tonic, lime and ice and I'm ready for summer :sun: :FFCC00: 88)
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by DRT
00:07 Tue 02 Apr 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1960s Vintage Ports
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: 1960s Vintage Ports

That is a great line-up of Ports, Axel.

I would love to taste the 1965 one day 88)
by DRT
01:28 Wed 27 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 28
Views: 2050

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

A reminder for the organisers - Spring means cask samples, Autumn means finished wines that have been released to retail. These have different acquisition and logistical challenges.
by DRT
12:21 Mon 25 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 9210

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

flash_uk wrote:
10:59 Mon 25 Mar 2019
If all goes to plan I’ll get to the B&F for about 5.30, and I could print as I need to swing by the office just before to pick up my bottle.
Excellent, thank you.
by DRT
23:54 Sun 24 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 9210

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

Who is to print? Please could somebody else cope with the food order? The food order has been submitted. I cannot print. I will be at the B&F from around 5pm. If bottles can be delivered before then I will happily decant, if not please bring double-decanted and ready to pour. As we have 15 glasses ...
by DRT
12:08 Fri 22 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 5629

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Caparica wrote:
19:34 Thu 21 Mar 2019
I confirm that the date will work for me...
Thanks
Thank you. Can you please let us know which 1966 you plan to bring along?
by DRT
16:44 Thu 21 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 5629

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

idj123 wrote:
23:46 Wed 20 Mar 2019
I and my T66 are reconfirmed.
Thank you.
by DRT
16:43 Thu 21 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 44
Views: 2631

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Would a Ramos Pinto 1994 be useful? I have others — will report back on Sunday, so should be able to bring more than one. I was going to ask the same. I have one that was a gift from the house that is occupying a space in my fridge that could be used for something else. Julian, I am happy for you t...
by DRT
23:07 Wed 20 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 44
Views: 2631

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Would a Ramos Pinto 1994 be useful? I have others — will report back on Sunday, so should be able to bring more than one. I was going to ask the same. I have one that was a gift from the house that is occupying a space in my fridge that could be used for something else. Julian, I am happy for you t...