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by Axel P
13:59 Mon 20 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 22
Views: 2375

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: 3
Views: 209

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: 320

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: 320

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: 11312

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: 22
Views: 2375

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: 22
Views: 2375

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: 11312

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: 11312

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: 564

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: 235

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: 564

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...
by Axel P
09:46 Mon 01 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 44
Views: 2667

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Please reserve a seat for me.

I would bring RP, but this would travel on the day. Does anyone have a bottle to swap?

Thanks

Axel
by Axel P
17:47 Thu 14 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 11312

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

Wont work for me, but due to this post I have everything from Braodbent except 2000.

It might be worthwile to have those against the Niepoorts from the same age...

Best

Axel
by Axel P
08:47 Thu 21 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 9272

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

Unfortunately cannot make it - big week prior with ProWein, where I will be opening numerous bottles of Vintage Port from the 60s to ensure to live at least another decade...

Have fun
by Axel P
19:32 Wed 30 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to spell "Port"
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: How to spell "Port"

I have been "strongly informed" by the IVDP that this would be the only proper way to write Port some years ago. It was the former President Manuel Cabral who asked me to do so.

Best

Axel
by Axel P
16:45 Thu 24 Jan 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Niepoort Garrafeira Tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Niepoort Garrafeira Tasting

Hi Chris,

this one was (the only bottle which was) corked.

Notes from a previous one. This is one to lookout for:

http://theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12715

best

Axel
by Axel P
16:44 Thu 24 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Niepoort Garrafeira
Replies: 0
Views: 618

1977 Niepoort Garrafeira

From a classic year, which is not regular for the Garrafeiras: Fully transparent medium red color. Deep, structured and complex bouquet with malt, nutty and toffee-notes. Delicate, sophisticated and well matured palate. Perfectly supported by the acidity there is much tobacco, spices and some chocol...
by Axel P
20:09 Mon 03 Dec 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Niepoort Garrafeira Tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Niepoort Garrafeira Tasting

Garrafeira.jpg Wow, what a tasting - I always liked the Niepoort Garrafeiras, being the best of both worlds from Vintage and Colheita. Overall amazing Ports. Without being fat or direct on the palate, they possess a fantastic balance and an incredible length. Wine of the night was the 1938... follo...
by Axel P
10:15 Thu 22 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 30.11.2018 2016 Vintage Port tasting in Germany
Replies: 8
Views: 3343

Re: 30.11.2018 2016 Vintage Port tasting in Germany

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You are also able to taste Ports that you can taste nowhere else...
by Axel P
10:28 Sat 17 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????
Replies: 11
Views: 2163

Re: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????

Good idea. Depending on the date.

I have 63, 70 and 82.
by Axel P
09:18 Thu 15 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 30.11.2018 2016 Vintage Port tasting in Germany
Replies: 8
Views: 3343

Re: 30.11.2018 2016 Vintage Port tasting in Germany

Not too late - book, come and taste more than 50 (!) Vintage Ports from the fantastic year 2016 plus at least the same amount of other special cat Ports (amongst them Krohn Colheita 82, Fonseca 40y old Tanwy, Graham VP 83, NIepoort Crusted, Dalva White Colheita 2007...) Dirk Niepoort, Domingos Alves...