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by Axel P
12:25 Mon 10 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 818

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

I look forward to your next attempt to convince us that 2015 was a general declaration 88) I am already convinced which is absolutely satisfactory for me. Btw I challenge you that 2015 in general produced better Vintage Ports than 2016! Please ask this question next time you are in the Douro and yo...
by Axel P
13:17 Sun 09 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 6755

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Are we really on 9x1994s with 12 Persons to join?
by Axel P
13:14 Sun 09 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 818

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

I think it is very difficult to reconcile that traditional practice with today's population of Port producers as 80% of them are single quintas so are likely to produce a VP in almost every year. We are therefore left with a small group of companies who make a different wine in great years to deter...
by Axel P
18:21 Sat 08 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 6755

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I would also be in favour to have all main players there and adopt if necessary.

Axel
by Axel P
13:14 Sat 08 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 818

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

Fantastic research. Well done.

Now you could argue "the great Port houses". I would challenge at least Ramos Pinto to be a great Port house, too.

Let us keep discussing...
by Axel P
10:30 Sat 08 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 818

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

My understanding is that the IVDP does now "declare" a vintage, and that 2015 was not declared. Hi Glenn, thanks for your input. How would the IVDP communicate this? Did you ever see any statements or else? I think there is a lot of "I believe" in the market when it comes down to a "General Declara...
by Axel P
08:35 Fri 07 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 818

Third time is the charm - History in the making

For the first time in the history of Port we have three consecutive General declarations with the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Which brings me to the definition of the term "General Declaration" that everyone likes to use quite frequently. There is none! And (maybe because) it was not necessary to hav...
by Axel P
10:44 Mon 27 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017

Dont spend all your money on the "regular" Ports. The Douro Boys are bottling Vintage Port again for the second time after 2011. Only Magnums, fantastic qualities and most probably not cheaper than the other big brands... Label Douro Boys Vintage Port 2011.jpg They will also (for the third time) wil...
by Axel P
09:56 Mon 27 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

Re: 2017 Declarations

At ProWein, George was very uncertain of how it ended, but I believe it was for Quality:

http://worldofport.de/Video/2017.html
by Axel P
13:59 Mon 20 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

Re: 2017 Declarations

Sogrape only with 2 Single Quintas...
For the first time ever in a general declared year. (?).
by Axel P
18:58 Mon 13 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Vintage Port Tasting Recap with Notes and other information
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: 2017 Vintage Port Tasting Recap with Notes and other information

Thank you, Andy. Terrific read.

I am off to the Symington tasting with Henry Shotton tomorrow and will evaluate those against the TFP and Noval afterwards.
by Axel P
17:22 Sat 11 May 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Another day in Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Another day in Paradise

In your opinion, how does the old VV compare with the 2012 bottling of VV? We had them side-by-side some time ago in one of the Xmas tastings together (or was it another event in the UK?). They are very tough to compare. Both very old Tanwies, but the old VV with a very rustic structure and some bo...
by Axel P
10:44 Sun 05 May 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Another day in Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Another day in Paradise

Well there are these days, when you - even before it happens - thought: you have seen it all. I was invited to a private function South of Port via Dirk to a private Port- and wine lover. Everyone in the room - except me - was permanently living in Portugal, so - guess what: the language was Portugu...
by Axel P
09:06 Sun 21 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 14174

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

Unfortunately cannot make it. But will be with Dirk tasting my "missing" Broadbents side by side with the Niepoorts.

Have fun
by Axel P
11:17 Tue 09 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

Re: 2017 Declarations

Noval as well with both, the regular Noval and the Nacional:
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by Axel P
07:37 Tue 09 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

Re: 2017 Declarations

2017 is going to be great (again):


https://youtu.be/gpCDjtBivwo
by Axel P
14:23 Thu 04 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 14174

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

Suggest you do these alongside with the Niepoorts from the same year...
by Axel P
14:23 Thu 04 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 14174

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

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by Axel P
14:20 Thu 04 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage Port 2017 on 29 November in Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Vintage Port 2017 on 29 November in Leverkusen, Germany

Nope, thanks. Masterclass for 50+ people and the rest is an open tasting, like the bft.
by Axel P
10:28 Mon 01 Apr 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1960s Vintage Ports
Replies: 1
Views: 349

1960s Vintage Ports

On Saturday prior to ProWein, 12 wine lovers met to taste blind the following Ports: Vasconcellos (Butler&Nephew) 65 Niepoort 1966 Noval 1966 Croft 1960 Croft 1966 Croft 1963 Warre 1966 Warre 1960 Ferreira 1963 Dow 1963 Taylor 1966 Harvey 1962 Since all was blind, at least some of us thought that if...
by Axel P
10:17 Mon 01 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage Port 2017 on 29 November in Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Vintage Port 2017 on 29 November in Leverkusen, Germany

29. November, Bayer Kasino, Leverkusen 1130 Masterclass with Ana Rosas, Chief-Enologist and Master Blend at Ramos Pinto. You will be shown and tasting the single varietals of the years 2017 and 1983 together with the final blend and Ana will explain the blending process. There will be some other Vin...